Protan protects Cumbrian learning environment

  • 4 Sep 2017

Protan’s prefabricated system has been used to refurbish a learning environment in Cumbria, as specified by Cumbrian Roofing Solutions Ltd.

Client Gen2 has commissioned Thomas Armstrong to convert a former textile factory into its new £4.2million training facility in Lillyhall, as a design and build contract. Due to open in September, the building will provide education for up to 500 students in energy, engineering and technical skills, utilising 3000m2 of “cutting edge” engineering training workshops.

Gen2, which is an OFSTED ‘outstanding’ rated training provider, says the expertise is required to meet the skills demand to support large scale industrial projects, such as the new nuclear power station planned for Moorside, Cumbria.

Cumbrian Roofing Solutions has been sub-contracted to create the roof, and has used 6500m2 of Protan SE1.2mm polyester reinforced PVC prefabricated membrane in dark grey.

Protan’s prefabricated system involves factory-welding of the membrane with Protan’s in-house Proplan software calculating the most efficient usage of material to minimise waste. 

Therefore the contractor on site simply has to fix along the edges and abutments, and detail around penetrations etc. Protan produces a range of factory-formed detailing to further simplify the process.

The Protan prefabricated system is cost-competitive with conventional mechanical fixing of standard overlap single ply roof membrane and cuts site welding significantly

Cumbrian Roofing’s Darren Brown concludes: “The roof may be large but it is comparatively clean and simple in its design. It has a few small penetrations, one large barrel vault which runs almost the whole length of the building, and a couple of drainage valleys. Single ply was specified for the roof. It was therefore logical to take advantage of the benefits of Protan’s prefabricated system: it delivered a cost-effective solution, especially in terms of labour.”

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

Visit Protan UK's website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Axion

Axion Polymers renews ISO 9001 certification and gains new H & S standard

Axion Polymers has successfully renewed its current ISO management system certification and gained the new enhanced ISO45001 Health and Safety standard at its two Manchester materials recycling sites.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Posts, Site Preparation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Waste Management & Recycling

REHAU

Underfloor heating and smart control questions answered by REHAU

Contractors must be prepared for the growing popularity of smart control technology in residential and commercial building heating systems, according to a new downloadable guide from polymer specialists REHAU.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Floors, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Plumbing, Posts, Publications

Encasement

Building services concealed by Encasement at new Bedfordshire University STEM labs

The University of Bedfordshire’s new four-storey science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) building features 80 Forma decorative casings from Encasement.

Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Canopies, Entrances & Column Casings, Case Studies, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

GGF

GGF concern over Green Scheme scam reports

Following the Government’s announcement of the Green Homes Grant Scheme, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has received several reports of rogue companies trying to scam homeowners. 

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glazing, news, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows