Wraptite provides the solution for Dundee young persons’ home

Wraptite Install, Robertsons Elgin Factory.
Wraptite Install, Robertsons Elgin Factory.

Wraptite external air barrier system from the A. Proctor Group has been chosen for its high performance airtight insulation for a new home for young people in Dundee, Scotland.

The new £3m single-storey building will be a home for some of the most vulnerable young people in the city where they can grow up in a supportive and caring setting. The project design includes en-suite bedrooms, shared living space, dining, kitchen, and activities facilities, and accommodation for staff.

Robertson Construction Tayside secured the project as part of a direct award through Places for People Procurement Hub Framework. The specification created by Dundee City Council Architects for the project was to use materials to achieve high value performance and help achieve good airtightness.

Robertson Construction Tayside appointed Robertson Timber Engineering as the timber frame manufacturer and supplier for the project. Nicola Jackson, Net Zero Projects Lead at Robertson Group explained. “We fitted the Wraptite membrane in our factory in Elgin. A very helpful toolbox talk and practical demonstration was delivered by the A. Proctor Group representative to operatives and the design team prior to developing detailed design information.

“Installing the product at low level in the factory allowed the membrane to be more easily applied and avoided the risk of working at height. The factory installation also enabled the product to be installed in completely dry conditions to ensure full adhesion in a quality-controlled environment to deliver the required airtightness requirements. The product is very durable and provides excellent protection, reducing any risk of damage on site.

“The team at the A. Proctor Group has provided valuable technical support through the presentation and practical demonstration. Samples of the products were applied onto a test panel in the factory under A. Proctor Group’s supervision to ensure the correct application.

“The A. Proctor Group provided guidance in specifying the membranes, which helped us in the detailing, quantifying, and ordering of the correct materials. They continue to provide us with regular updates on their product developments and are always on hand should we require any technical support. We are happy with the performance of Wraptite and would certainly consider it on future projects.”

The Wraptite air barrier system is a safe and simplified membrane system. It provides a fully self-adhered vapour permeable air barrier certified by the BBA and combines the critical properties of vapour permeability and airtightness.


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