Project Type: hotel with large parking area and steep ramp

Construction: fitted on top of a new concrete ramp and covered with a 50mm layer of mastic asphalt

System: heated driveway cables fitted to the entire area

Time on site: 1 day

Size – length / gradient: 200sqm steep ramp and parking area

Using bespoke heated driveway cables, HDS designed and installed a heating system which was fully automated and energy efficient.


The 13 cables used are controlled by air temperature and moisture sensors which come on automatically if there is a risk of snow or ice. They also switch off automatically when not needed. The total electrical load was 55.3Kw (300w/sqm).

This was a cost effective and energy efficient system for the hotel which ensured their guests’ safety during harsh weather conditions.