Protect membranes used for pioneering offsite social housing scheme

Protect’s reflective TF200 Thermo insulating breather membrane has been used throughout a six-property social housing project in Banbury on all external walls, to provide enhanced thermal efficiency and deliver a low U-value, contributing to the environmental performance for the overall construction. Cherwell District Council (CDC) required a turnkey solution to provide high quality, affordable housing and turned to offsite construction specialist, F1 Modular, to design and build the properties, developed on the former site of Banbury Ambulance Station.

Appointed via the LHC’s New Housing and Associated Works (NH1) procurement framework, F1 Modular’s design challenge comprised of manufacturing 26 ensuite rooms with shared facilities and two bedsit properties, all contained within six shared houses. Working closely with CDC’s in-house design team, F1 Modular built a series of modules using volumetric construction principles in strict factory controlled and weather-tight conditions.

Protect’s range of wall, ceiling and floor construction membranes together with its roofing underlays and accessories are said to provide a comprehensive solution to the modular build sector. Protect construction membrane products reportedly help deliver thermal efficiency benefits to meet low target U-values.