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Snow and ice free winter for your outdoor space

Winter months often minimize accessibility and functionality for outdoor facilities. However with the right systems in place, you can take full control of your facility’s safety and usability, by preventing snow and ice build-up.

Regardless of ground size, surface type or sub-zero conditions, an outdoor hydronic underfloor heating system will help keep your grounds hazard free at all times, without the need for snow-shoveling equipment, heavy-duty machinery or deicers (e.g. salts). This means you can protect your surfaces, such as concrete, asphalt and other paving materials, from corrosion and damage.

Facilities that would benefit from a hydronic system

  • Garage entrances with ramps and slopes
  • Public spaces such as heavy traffic crossroads
  • Roundabouts
  • Schools and kindergartens
  • Retirement homes
  • Hospitals and office premises
  • Various types of sports fields 
Kids walking to school together in winter

Operating your snow and ice free system

Take full control of your ground’s safety and usability by preventing snow and ice build up with the circulation of warm water underground. You can set your required operating temperature with programmable Pipelife Electronic Thermostats with LCD display.  Hydronic heating systems are also virtually maintenance free, meaning once installed, you can pretty much forget about them. The EVOH oxygen diffusion barrier layer within the pipe wall also protects your pipes rom freezing or becoming brittle.

Man in sweater feeling cold adjusting room temperature with electronic thermostat at home

benefits of snow and ice free systems


Provides a safe solution for keeping outside areas where people walk and drive snow and ice free. Ideal for garage entrances with ramps and slopes, or public spaces such as heavy traffic crossroads, roundabouts, schools, kindergartens, retirement homes, hospitals and office premises. 

A well-designed hydronic system is often less expensive to run than hiring motorized snow removal equipment. With the ability to melt snow and ice with little heat, even when temperatures drop as low as minus 30 degrees, you need little energy and keep your operating costs down.  

Hydronic heating is incredibly energy efficient with the ability to operate two or more separate piping systems from a single hydronic boiler. The energy usage from hydronic heating can be up to 70% less than other methods such as electricity dependent heating systems.

Pipelife hydronic heating pipes are made from certified and reinforced thermoplastic to withstand harsh chemicals such as salts and anti-freeze agents. The pipe's reinforced properties further limit the risk of the system becoming soft at high operating temperatures or brittle at low outdoor temperatures.

Hydronic systems are compatible with a variety of heat sources, such as geothermal heat pumps and solar collection systems, making them extremely resourceful in terms of energy consumption and cost. You can also share one heating source by combining the outdoor heating system with the indoor heating system.  

Without the need for winter service vehicles and harmful substances such as salts and anti-freeze chemicals, which can cause damage, hydronic systems help to prolong the lifespan of your ground surfaces such as asphalt, stone, concrete, compacted gravel and pavers; in addition to artificial and natural grass for sports fields. 

Wondering how sustainable plastic pipes are?

Plastic has a bad reputation these days. However, the use of plastic for plumbing installations in and around buildings can be very beneficial not just for the user, but also for the environment, especially when compared to other materials.

Lower carbon footprint throughout life cycle

Compared to metal pipes, plastic pipes are a preferred alternative when considering the products’ energy consumption and carbon footprint, from manufacturing to installation and beyond. When thinking about environmental implications, consideration needs to go further than CO2 emissions from production. We need to include all phases of the lifecycle.

100-year service life

Plastic piping systems are a sustainable and environmentally responsible choice, especially when considering their extremely long service life. With superior resistance to corrosion and abrasion, excellent joint performance and tightness, many plastic pipes have an estimated service life of at least 100 years. 

100% Recyclable

Our plastic pipes are 100% recyclable, and some can even be recycled several times, re-entering the manufacturing process as quality assured recycled plastic. Every year, we increase the ratio of recycled plastics within our production lines, while ensuring the high product quality our clients are used to receiving from us.

Working towards a more sustainable future

As an active member of The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) we want to raise awareness of the value that plastic pipe systems offer for a sustainable future. In order to provide more transparency around the environmental impact of plastic pipe systems on our environment, we have issued an EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) tool for your iPad, which you can find on the Apple app store or download directly from our webpage.

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