Clay Heating Panels – Thermal Heating System
Application

  • Designed to carry hot or cool water through walls or ceilings.
  • Not suitable for areas where there is contact with running water.

Description

Clayworks Clay Heating Panels are clay and wood fibre dry-lining boards with integrated heating pipes, designed to carry hot or cool water through walls or ceilings. The panels thereby act as the heating or cooling element within a building.


The panels have a sandwich construction. The integrated heating pipes are identical to those used in underfloor heating and require no specialist plumbing.


Once installed, the system sits within the walls or ceilings. The application of a thin layer of fresh clay plaster completes the installation, creating a seamless and healthy finish. Once linked to a heat source, the panels warm up gently to radiate heat either downwards or across the room. The individual heating loops are linked to thermostats which allow the end user to control the temperature as they would do with conventional heating systems.


Features and benefits:

  • Due to the breathability of both wood fibre and clay, the panels help minimize damp, aid thermal comfort and help protect the structural integrity of the building.
  • No volatile organic compounds (VOCs), toxins and no off-gassing.
  • Clay can help to keep room humidity at between 40% and 70%, the level at which the majority of adverse health effects are kept at bay including asthma. At these levels the likelihood for airborne infectious bacteria and virus to survive is the lowest.
  • The panels are also suitable for use as a cooling system: if cold water is sent through the water pipes, the system functions as gentle air conditioning without the noise, drafts and high maintenance associated with traditional air conditioning systems.
  • In warmer climates, running cold water through the pipes offers a gentle and healthy alternative to mechanical air conditioning.
  • The panels are particularly valuable for historic building refurbishments due to their permeability. Clay plaster allows walls within buildings to breathe. The system also offers an alternative to underfloor heating where historic floors need to be preserved and areas of walls or ceilings are more suitable for integrated heating.
  • Removes the need for radiators.
  • Targeted heating.
  • Energy saving.
  • Absorbs and stores indoor air pollution (odours and smells).
  • High inherent stability – good for stud constructions.
  • High level of sound insulation. Sound can be reduced by high mass material or soft wave reducing material.
  • Can be fixed on ceilings or to the underside of rafters or on walls.
  • The system includes end panels and connecting panels.

General information

Material

Clay

Wood Fibre

Shape

Rectangular

Sandwich construction.

Size

31 x 625 x 950/ 1150 mm. 6.2 m pipe length

Uniclass 2015

Ss_60_40_92_15 Combined underfloor heating and cooling systemsPrimary

CAWS

T90/475 Underfloor heating systems

T90/63 Underfloor heating systems

Specification data - Combined underfloor heating and cooling systems Enhanced data

Heat source

Well suited for natural heat sources such as solar and ground source heat pumps - consult manufacturer for details.

Pipes

-

Distribution

Heating circuit up to eight panels/ 60 m long.

Underfloor

Heating pipe 11.6 mm outer diameter, 1.5 mm wall thickness.

Insulation

Clay and wood fibre dry-lining board.

Product Reference

Clay Heating Panels – Thermal Heating System

Length

950 mm.

1150 mm.

Weight

17.5–21.5 kg per panel.

Acoustic value

Tested to DIN EN ISO 10140-2.

 Consult manufacturer for details.

U-value

2.37 W/m²K.

Heating performance

Heating performance 80 W/m² based on a flow temperature of 35°C and a room temperature of 20°C.

Environmental information

Recyclability

95%

Clay works clay panels are highly sustainable due to the low energy required during production and the raw materials used.