protan linthouse

Factory-fabricated single ply membrane benefits social housing scheme

  • 10 Jun 2016

  • Share

CRGP Architects has used a state-of-the-art engineered roofing solution from Protan for a new social housing scheme in Linthouse, Glasgow. 

The housing scheme, built by main contractor CBC, comprises 20 houses and 40 apartments, the latter of which are all roofed with 1,700m2 of Protan SE 1.6mm single ply PVC membrane.

The factory-fabricated option, welded and mechanically fixed in place with Omega extruded steel profiles, was chosen by roofing contractor WF Price Roofing.

David McIntosh, the architect on the project, explained: “We wanted a modern but almost invisible space that blended seamlessly into its brownfield surroundings. 

The simple lines and low pitch leant themselves to a single ply roofing solution. We have used Protan before, and knew we would get professional, quality advice and technical support to achieve our design ends.”

The pre-fabricated membrane offers a tensile strength of ≥1050N and tear resistance ≥210N. The product has been developed to withstand extreme temperatures and can still be folded at -30°C.

The Protan SE membrane is guaranteed for a minimum of 10 years, however previous installations have lasted in excess of 30 years without performance-affecting degradation.

Protan UK offers a full support service, including NBS specification and in-house CAD design from its Warrington office.

Protan UK,
256 Europa Boulevard,
Gemini Business Park,
Warrington,
WA5 7TN

Visit Protan UK's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

Wrightstyle

Designing in light: a Wrightstyle article focusing on civic architecture

Wrightstyle can cost-effectively turn architectural vision into design reality, creating exceptional architecture to inspire communities.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glazing, Health & Safety, Lighting, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Windows

  • Share
Axion

Axion: business models for recycling are changing for the better

Richard McKinlay, Axion’s Head of Circular Economy, suggests changing business models for plastic recycling could lead to a range of benefits.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Waste Management & Recycling

  • Share
Screen Shot 2018-11-16 at 11.19.41

Alumasc Rainwater provides finishing touch for listed Suffolk building

Alumasc Heritage Cast Aluminium Rainwater was chosen to replace cast iron gutters and downpipes as part of the major renovation of a listed Suffolk building

Posted in Articles, Building Products & Structures, Damp & Waterproofing, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias

  • Share
Keystone Lintels

Bringing derelict buildings back to their former glory with Keystone Lintels

In this article, Ben Cheetham, Technical Sales & Specification Manager at Keystone Lintels, talks about the thrill of seeing a derelict building brought back to life.

Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Canopies, Entrances & Column Casings, Case Studies, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

  • Share