Protan membrane helps build schools for the future

  • 1 Oct 2015

Protan’s prefabricated single ply membrane is being utilised by the final few developments in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. 

Shepherd Construction has been appointed as framework partner by Telford & Wrekin Council to develop a standardised design approach for the construction and/or refurbishment of eight schools under the BSF scheme.

All eight schools will feature flat roofs constructed using the Protan SE membrane, installed by Roofdec Ltd.

Across the eight schools, a total of 22,000m2 Protan SE 1.2mm dark grey prefabricated membrane will be used, mechanically fixed at the edges. 

The membrane will be fitted in conjunction with 120mm of foil faced PIR insulation and Protan VB250 vapour barrier onto a metal deck.

By specifying the single ply roofing membrane, the roofline can be kept low and thus for a more contemporary approach. 

Roofdec Ltd Contracts Director Bob Richardson explains: “The key criteria have been the use of efficient, standardised components across the batch to ensure the greatest economy of scale during procurement and the minimisation of waste.  

Protan gave us, and our clients, the quality and robustness required, which, with the speed of installation achieved using its prefabricated membrane, helped achieve strict budget and programme constraints.”

Protan SE is a prefabricated membrane, supplied ready-welded to significantly reduce hot-air welding on-site by up to 70 percent. The factory welding also ensures seams are executed in deal conditions, further reinforcing their performance for the roofs lifetime. 

Penetrations such as Mansafe anchor points, rooflights and vents can also be supplied to individual order, pre-flashed with Protan SE membrane to further minimise labour.

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