HCP, the specialist heating division of SAS International, has launched a radiant heating service raft

Traditionally, radiant heating panels or tiles have been used in suspended ceilings.

But integrating the panels into acoustic lighting rafts that are freely suspended below the ceiling coffers enables large areas of the concrete soffit to be left exposed, enabling free air movement to the structural slab for natural thermal mass cooling.

The rafts are suitable for schools and colleges and can be fitted with up and down lighting and acoustic absorption pads. Radiant heating systems work using small quantities of water, enabling rapid warm-up times and low energy consumption.