Protan helps mixed-use development win design award

protanA œ30m development in a World Heritage site combining ?gutsy contemporary’ additions among listed buildings has won an architectural design award with the help of Protan’s roofing solutions.

Advocates Close, in Edinburgh’s Old Town, has attained the 2014 RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland prize. Much of the new, mixed-use scheme is roofed with single ply membrane from Protan, which it says was specified due to its flexibility to accommodate different roof types whilst delivering the quality required for the project.

Several of the new and refurbished listed buildings – which now provide a hotel, apartment block, offices, bars, restaurants and cafes – feature warm roofs created from Protan G single ply membrane for ballasted roofs laid over Protan VB250 vapour control layer, Protan AM membrane, and Protan F2B protection fleece, installed by Curtis Moore for main contractor, Interserve.

Gavin Lloyd, project architect from Morgan Mcdonnell, said:

“We have a mix of flat roofs, balconies and terraces; some of the roofs required to be ballasted, others with different types of paving. We specified single ply membrane for its flexibility and relative ease of application in a variety of shapes and areas. Protan’s products could be used in a number of situations, so satisfied our needs whilst meeting the contractor’s requirements too.”

Protan G membrane, as with all Protan membranes, is certified to deliver, and potentially surpass, the energy efficiency requirements laid down in Approved Document L, and achieve an A+ rating under the Green Guide.

Established around 75 years ago, and still privately-owned, Protan roofs are manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Norway and offer 30+ years of service without performance-affecting degradation. A full support service, from NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice, is provided from Protan UK’s Warrington office.

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