01 October 2021
Addagrip Terraco Ltd and EcoHeat Surfaces have joined forces to promote a unique surfacing solution – Addagrip EcoHeat Surfacing - combining Addagrip’s quality Resin Bound porous surface finishes with EcoHeat Surfaces patented inlaid pipe system that connects to a renewable energy source, offering a reactive heat storing surface to suit our changing climate conditions.
How Addagrip EcoHeat Surfacing Works
Addagrip EcoHeat Surfacing is the 'first of its kind' green energy thermal heating surface system.
In colder weather, the surface senses temperature decreases and automatically warms the resin bound surface using a renewable heat source. With the EcoHeat pipework installed under the Resin Bound surface, Addagrip EcoHeat Surfacing takes heat out of buildings via an air source heat pump. Whenever temperatures drop to 0ºC this heat will be used to warm the surface area around buildings to ensure no ice or snow build up.
When the weather warms up, the Addagrip EcoHeat Surfacing will be heated naturally by the sun and, with a heat pump installed, the heat from the resin bound can be harnessed to help supply hot water for the home or other buildings such as hospitals and schools: a source of free energy for hot water.
Addagrip EcoHeat Surfacing can also be linked with solar panels to make it even more energy efficient - no need for gas, thus making it very carbon neutral.
The resin bound surface is permeable so there will be no standing surface water, and it is SuDS compliant when used on a porous base build up. The finish is seamless and has excellent slip resistance making it comfortable and safe underfoot, especially in cold weather when recycled heating will provide frost- and ice-free paving. The surface is low maintenance, hard wearing and available in a range of colours.
Suitable for both commercial and residential schemes, Addagrip EcoHeat Surfacing can be used for all external areas such as playgrounds, footpaths, steps, slopes, light vehicle car parks, domestic driveways, patios, and paths. It is ideal for surfacing around hospitals, schools, universities, hotels, stations, sports venues and commercial buildings providing energy efficiency and safety. For example, hotel car parks could be heated using stored heat from grey wastewater from showers, basins, and baths to create ice and snow free parking areas and perimeter paths.
Features and Benefits
- Decorative hardwearing seamless surface
- SUDs compliant & permeable
- Slip resistant
- Provides free green energy – harvesting energy from the sun
- Prevents ice and snow build up
- Low maintenance
- Reduces carbon emissions
- Produces cost free hot water up to 50 degrees
- Ideal for commercial projects and new domestic self-build developments
- Can be retro fitted to existing properties
- Life expectancy of 25 years
- Bespoke design service
List of Applications
- Hospitals and healthcare facilities
- Airports and railway stations
- Universities and schools
- Hotels and hospitality venues
- Sports venues including football terraces
- Supermarkets and retail units
- Outdoor swimming pool surrounds
- Domestic driveways, patios, paths