Roofing shingles used for university building

  • 12 Feb 2015

The Palatine Centre at Durham University was fitted with roofing shingles from Silva Timber’s range

The roofing shingles, which have been designed as an alternative to traditional roof tiles, complimented the existing timber cladding and glass work of the building’s modern design.

They were installed alongside photovoltaic panels, solar thermal collectors and rainwater harvesting, which all helped the Centre achieve a BREEAM rating of “Excellent”.

The shingles have been designed with insulating properties that keep buildings warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

They are coated with natural oils that act as preservatives against decay and insect attack. This helps them to last for over 50 years.

Certigrade Western Red Cedar Shingles are inspected by third party agencies that are certified by the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau.

Silva Timber are the only member of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau outside of North America.

Find out more about Silva Timber’s Certigrade Western Red Cedar roofing shingles

Silva Timber Products,
Unit 4, Albright Road,
Widnes,
Cheshire,
United Kingdom,
WA8 8FY

Phone: 0151 495 3111 

Visit Silva Timber Products's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

Designing daylight to the new EN 17037 with VELUX

VELUX has introduced a new whitepaper on using VELUX Modular Skylights to help meet the new European Standard for daylighting in buildings, EN 17037.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glazing, Posts

ASSA ABLOY

Five steps to make sure your access control locks are future-proof with ASSA ABLOY

Choosing the right electronic locks is a decision you want to get right. Mistakes can prove expensive, as ASSA ABLOY have discussed here…

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Articles, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Information Technology, Posts, Security and Fire Protection

REHAU

REHAU launches new fire clip

REHAU’s new fire clip set provides fire-resistant cable support compliant with the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Security and Fire Protection

Durapipe

Durapipe's Vulcathene obtains new BBA certificate

Vulcathene has retained its British Board of Agrement (BBA) Approval, offering specifiers and installers of chemical waste systems reassurance.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Drainage, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Plumbing, Posts, Waste Management & Recycling