Three contract wins for Dow roof insulation

XENERGY SL is designed to offer highly moisture-resistant flat roof insulation at reduced thicknesses

XENERGY SL is designed to offer highly moisture-resistant flat roof insulation at reduced thicknesses

Dow Building Solutions has secured three business wins in London for its flame-retarded XPS roof insulation product XENERGY SL.

A total of 8,000m² of XENERGY SL has been specified for a prestigious new residential development in Chelsea that is worth an estimated £300m. Known as the Glebe, it is predicted to overtake One Hyde Park as the most expensive place to live in London. It comprises six top-end apartments, a duplex penthouse and two large detached villas.

At 399 Edgware Road, 3,333m² of XENERGY SL has been specified for a giant, 80,000ft² Morrisons foodstore. The store is being built in a new, mixed-use retail and residential-led redevelopment.

In Stratford, 2,625m² of XENERGY SL will be used at Capital Towers – a luxury development comprising 191 luxury homes overlooking the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Robert Speroni, managing director of Radmat – whom selected the products for these three projects – said: “As a company that specialises in providing roofing and waterproofing systems that offer a lifetime’s protection for buildings, we are always on the look-out for innovative, yet sustainable, products that complement our portfolio.

“We chose XENERGY SL for these projects because its reduced thickness insulation boards enhance thermal performance and allow for greater design possibilities, including lower parapet heights.”

Chris Gimson, head of commercial at Dow Building Solutions, said: “Dow is renowned for its ability to respond to changing customer needs and it created XENERGY SL to fill a clear gap in the market for a versatile product that offers improved thermal performance.

“XENERGY SL has set a new standard for roofing insulation and it is the perfect solution for these prestigious new housing developments in London, where its environmental attributes will deliver real and lasting value.”

Dow says it has developed XENERGY SL to achieve a significantly improved lambda insulation performance and to deliver a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than five. Through combining a manufacturing process which uses CO² as the blowing agent and adding infra-red blocking particles to scatter and reflect heat radiation within the foam board, lambda values have been decreased by up to 11%.

XENERGY SL can offer a reduction of up to 4mW of thermal conductivity.