Construction membranes are hidden protectors
A combination of wall and roofing membranes from Glidevale Protect has been specified and installed on a new build social housing scheme built by Countryside Properties PLC, working in partnership with the affordable housing provider, emh group.
The Protect TF200® breather membrane, branded as Countryside Properties, has been used on all external walls to offer protection during construction and to allow water vapour to escape into the external wall cavity, minimising the risk of condensation within the structure. All pitched roofs across the site feature Protect VP300, the LR vapour permeable underlay, providing a secondary line of defence to the roof covering, ensuring water tightness and suitable wind uplift resistance to meet the wind zone requirements of the site’s location.
The Protect TF200 breather membrane, branded as Countryside Properties, has been used on all external walls of the development in Hucknall.
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The timber frame development, located at Daniels Way, Hucknall in Nottinghamshire, was constructed offsite, with wall panels built at the Countryside Properties Timber Frame factory in Narborough and erected on-site. The TF200 membrane was factory-fitted across all external walls before being delivered to site in stages, whilst VP300 was fitted to the roof structure on site by sub-contractors.
David Thacker, Director of Countryside Properties Timber Frame commented, “For over 16 years, Glidevale Protect has provided Countryside Properties PLC and formerly Westframe Timber Frame with high quality breather membranes. This demonstrates the value our supplier brings to our operation, helping us to deliver quality products to satisfy our end clients. The branded TF200 breather membrane provides the primary line of protection to our timber frame panels, increasing our brand presence and creating a unified Countryside and Glidevale Protect approach.”
Scheduled for completion and final handover in March 2021, the development is a mixed tenure housing scheme comprising of fifty dwellings, half of which are affordable rented with the remainder being shared ownership. Formerly a derelict industrial site, the land has been substantially re-developed for housing.
Chris Harrison, Senior Site Development Manager at Countryside Properties - Partnerships East Midlands added, “In order to deliver these high quality homes, it was critical that the materials used within the wall and roof build-ups were up to the job and could protect the structures. We are very pleased with the end result and the performance of the membranes on this scheme.”
Glidevale Protect’s TF200 and VP300 membranes form part of a comprehensive range of construction products for use across wall, ceiling, floor and roof applications in both traditional and offsite construction, helping to ensure the whole building envelope and internal structure can be managed effectively in terms of condensation control, energy efficiency and ventilation.