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Building Products July 2017

PRODUCT PROFILES | ROOFING, CLADDING AND ACCESSORIES Air conditioning facility gets “cool” new roof 36 BUILDING PRODUCTS | JULY 2017 Interlocking tile connects well with housebuilding directors own home Director of housebuilding company Mell Homes Natalie O’Connor wanted something special when she built her own home, so chose the Fontenelle Interlocking Clay Plain Tile by Redland. Fontenelle is a less expensive means of achieving a clay plain tile roof because being an interlocking tile means only 19.6 tiles are needed per m2, compared to 60 for traditional clay plain tiles. The Fontenelle tile is available in black, red or brindle and available in main tiles, tile-and-a-halves, left hand verge tiles and left hand verge tile-and-a-halves. The tile-and-a-halves are used in alternate courses with main tiles at right hand verges/abutments, while the left hand verge tiles and left hand verge tile-and-a-halves are used in alternate courses at left hand verges/abutments. Tile-anda halves are also used for raking cuts at hips and valleys. Fontenelle clay plain tiles are tested in the Group wind tunnel where they are subjected to high wind and driving rain to test the tiles’ performance. These tests demonstrate that the tiles meet all the requirements of BS 5534: 2014 Code of practice for Slating and Tiling (including shingles) if installed in accordance with Redland fixing recommendations. www.redland.co.uk Mitie Tilley Roofing, using Icopal’s Thermosolo system, has successfully reroofed Mitsubishi’s main manufacturing facility of Air Conditioning in Livingston, Scotland. Just over 9,000m2 of the high performance roofing membranes were installed across the factory’s main roof area during a seven-week contract carried out by the Mitie Tilley. Gavin Gowland of Mitie Tilley commented: “We began the reroofing using a 15mm layer of recovery board, followed by two layers of the Icopal felt for all the upstand and other details. Then a single layer across the rest of the roof.” ThermoSolo is an advanced SBS modified composite membrane that combines the strength and flexibility of polyester fibres with additional reinforcement to give the guaranteed dimensional stability, which is critical in single layer applications. The upper surface is coated with mineral granules with a mineral-free selvedge of 80mm at the side lap. The end of the roll has an Icopal ‘‘safety’’ mineral-free overlap to enhance adhesion. The underside surface has specially formulated low melt bitumen vapour dispersion stripes with a Red SYTAN coating between to prevent adhesion during application. The underside is finished with a thermo-fusible film to prevent sticking in the roll. www.icopal.co.uk Retail, leisure and tourist destination under one impressive roof Work on phase one of the £140m Rushden Lakes development in the Nene Valley, Northamptonshire has been completed by CA Roofing Services, along with CA Group’s cladding division SCS. The retail, leisure and tourism destination, when complete, will include a 14-screen cinema, cycle hire, indoor trampoline and climbing facility as well as restaurants and access to some of the UK’s biggest high street shopping brands. Michael Cinnamond, divisional manager for SCS, explained: “The various buildings, which make up phase one of Rushden Lakes, showcase a range of different skills. From standard, pre-fab boxes serving as boat houses and stores, which have been transformed by wooden cladding to match their lakeside surroundings, to high-end restaurant and cafe facilities which feature an abundance of glass, enabling diners to take in the view.” The project features a range of specially fabricated PRIME rainscreen panels in multiple finishes including stonework and timber cladding. Designed by CA Group’s Rainscreen division, working closely with the project team, the panels give the development an individual appearance. www.cagroup.ltd.uk Conserving energy with multi-foil insulation Manchester based manufacturer Insullite is making extensive use of high performance multi-foil insulation from YBS in the construction of its replacement roofs. Insullite has developed a lightweight, timber framed replacement roof structure featuring the use of the YBS SuperQuilt multi-layer insulation, which is suitable for use across the entire building envelope, and being a BBA accredited product, it claimed to enable the conservatory roof to achieve Building Regulation approval. Neil Birchall, managing director, said: “The Insullite solid tiled conservatory roof has been intelligently designed to solve all of the common problems that conservatory owners face: we do this by using a multi-layered foil insulation system. Our solution features a SuperQuilt 19 layer multi-foil insulation, which has an excellent thermal value as it deflects the extreme hot and cold temperatures away from the occupied space. We also employ a sound deadening insulation, which unlike rigid materials, completely silences the weather. “This intelligent use of insulation technologies means that the Insullite tiled conservatory roof achieves a U-value of 0-18 W/m2 K – meaning the insulation system is one of the best on the market.” www.insullite.co.uk


Building Products July 2017
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