Catnic’s SSR2 Standing Seam Roofing and Cladding system has been specified to provide a sustainable roofing solution for a modern, self-build eco-house in Scotland.
The new build has been constructed on the grounds of a listed, Victorian family home on the Scottish coast. The two-storey property covers a footprint of 140 square metres, featuring a combination of pitched and flat roofing that echoes the varying roof heights of the adjacent property.
The new house was designed and constructed to complement the neighbouring building; considering its listed status, it also had to meet Building Control approval. Passivhaus principles were considered throughout the design process to meet the best environmental standards for minimum heating use and high thermal performance.
The eco-house features a white render finish with large outfacing glazed aluminium windows, overlooking the Burntisland coast.
Considering the house’s eco-credentials and exposed, coastal location, the landowner and self-builder, Alan Hobbett, sought a sustainable, high performance roofing solution.
Catnic’s SSR2 Standing Seam Roofing and Cladding system was specified for the job. The product has been specifically manufactured to meet all relevant legislation, including load bearing for wind speed in accordance with EN 1991-4 and weather tightness in accordance with BS 5534 Parts 1 and 2.
In addition to its BRE Green Guide rating of ‘A’. the system comprises completely recyclable panels, which can be recycled at end of life.
It is suitable for conventional residential and commercial pitched roofing.
Alan constructed the house according to a SIPS method, and undertook the installation of the roof himself.
After receiving instruction from Catnic at a dedicated training day, he fitted the SSR2 Standing Seam Roofing and Cladding system to a joisted roof. Pitched, the roof creates a double height, open plan living area; finished in an Anthracite shade, it also offers external aesthetic benefits.
Using a simple fixing bracket, Alan fitted a range of photovoltaic (PV) roof panels to the SSR2 system, clamping the panels on to the standing seam upstand. This method enables PV panels to be installed without the need to put holes through the roof.
‘From a technical perspective, the Catnic team has been very supportive; as a self-builder, their help was much appreciated,’ comments Alan.
‘We supplied architectural drawings initially, and they came back with detailed technical drawings and have helped with any technical queries swiftly along the way.’
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