Contemporary homes in heritage area feature Protan flat roofs

  • 27 Mar 2015

The Royal Forest development of homes in Huntington

Protan SE membrane flat roofs for The Royal Forest development of contemporary homes on the outskirts of York

Ben Bailey Homes worked with flat roof supplier Protan, gaining planning consent with a scheme that was contemporary but also worked with the distinct character of the area.

As a result, the five two-storey properties making up a cul-de-sac on the 59-home development have flat roofs constructed from Protan SE1.6mm single ply membrane; the effect integrates with almost 50% of the rest of the site, where house styles also feature Protan flat roofs, but at single storey level.

Ben Bailey Homes Yorkshire project architect Sean Berry: “Our partnership with Protan meant we were able to work closely together to design and detail the properties to our needs, and to satisfy planners and neighbours whilst keeping costs low and aesthetics high. We were keen to create a distinct character area where the natural vista was not impeded by the new roof lines. Inclusion of a flat roof enabled this, and simultaneously enabled an alternative architectural approach. The fact that the properties at Royal Forest and Royal Court therein have sold so quickly demonstrates we have achieved an end-result that pleases buyers.”

Avant Homes’ group development director, David Lee:“Our new product range is the result of extensive market research. As a result, the individual house types are designed to reflect how people want to live today. During the market research process, we also investigated which building products would allow us to deliver the type of new home that we had identified. We selected Protan’s roofing membrane due to its cost effectiveness, ease of application and longevity. Our new product range has been tremendously well received by buyers across the country, and Protan has helped us build homes which we believe are revolutionary for our sector of the market.”

More about Protan SE membrane

  • hot air welded at joints and mechanically fixed to the roof
  • designed to cope with extreme weather conditions without detriment
  • air leakage is controlled in line with the latest Building Regulations
  • BBA certified as having an expected durability in excess of 30 years
  • manufactured at Protan headquarters in Norway

Protan SE membrane is one element of Protan’s comprehensive range of single ply roofing solutions, all designed to protect value for specifier and contractor.

Protan offer a full support service, from NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice and variable warranty depending on specification.

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