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Article Date: 8th June 2016

Heat Mat - Driveway Heating for Millgate Homes Luxury Apartments in Ascot

Driveway Heating - Ramp Heating System - Driveway Heating System

Heat Mat - Driveway Slope

A Heat Mat ramp heating system has been installed at Millgate Home’s new Englemere development in Ascot, Berkshire.

Heat Mat’s project team specified a robust driveway heating system for the ramp down to the secure underground parking area. The system includes a 50W heating cable, installed directly under hot asphalt at an output of 300W/m² and a 48Amp frost protection thermostat.

Following the successful installation of a similar driveway heating system at Westbrook House, Millgate approached Heat Mat to supply a second ramp heating system for the parking incline at Englemere.

The remit was to enable year-round resident access and improve safety in winter. Following on-site consultations Heat Mat proposed a system to heat sections of the driveway using external weatherproof installed to generate a 300W/m² output.

Heat Mat’s 50W hot asphalt cables were installed onto metal galvanized mesh, which was nail gunned to the concrete base with the cables then cable-tied to the mesh and finally tarmac poured above.

When the temperature drops, Heat Mat’s FRO-48A-STAT dual zone thermostat will control the system and a FRO-GRO-SENS moisture and temperature sensor will monitor the ground conditions. The heating will only be activated when the temperature drops below 3°C and moisture is detected in the air posing the risk of freezing.

Previously the site of a Regency Villa, Millgate Homes has created a high-end development at Englemere, using premium materials and covetable contemporary features. Prices for the 2 or 3 bed properties begin at £1.4m.

The new development, of 17 lavish apartments set in 12 acres of grounds close to Ascot Racecourse, is due for completion in June 2016.

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