The ‘green’ credentials of the famous Pitlochry dam and salmon ladder are being continued by the new £4m attraction which has been predicted to double visitors to the venue.
The Pitolchry Hydro Dam Visitor Centre has been built by CCG for energy company SSE, using the latest technology to showcase the story of hydro power engineering in Scotland, in a setting that compliments its scenic location on the bank of Loch Faskally, surrounded by trees.
A glass roof light was fitted to the roof by Advance Building Contracts, and runs the full length of the facade and is clad in 413m2 of light grey Protan SE1.2mm single ply PVC membrane.
Advance contracts manager Ian Beattie explained that the whole building is designed to integrate with its environment and make the most of natural resources.
In order to optimise natural light into the building, glass was chosen for the roof light, he added. A Mansafe fall arrest system was fitted to the roof, as it will need regular cleaning, and can be factory-flashed with Protan, further enhancing the construction quality and finish.
Protan SE single ply membrane is available in 1.2mm, 1.6mm and 1.8mm and is developed to cope with even the most extreme weather conditions without detriment, certified to ≤ -30°.
The membrane is hot-wit welded at joints and mechanically fixed to the roof, achieving durability in excess of 30 years with air leakage controlled/minimised in line with latest Building Regulations.
In addition, Protan SE membrane is certified to deliver and potentially surpass the energy efficiency requirements laid down in Approved Document L, and under the Green Guide, achieve A+rating.
Protan SE is one element of the company’s comprehensive range of single ply roofing solution designed to protect value for specifier and contractor.
One of the top 3 membrane manufacturers in Europe, Protan has roofs that have been in place for 30+ years without performance-affecting degradation.
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