A private development for contemporary urban living in Bristol is benefiting from the latest advancement in vacuum insulation technology and exceptional thermal performance with the Kingspan OPTIM-R E Roofing System.
The Old Library is an exclusive new-build featuring 36 spacious studios and apartments in the vibrant, North Bristol neighbourhood of Cotham. The classic exterior design complements the surrounding Victorian architecture, whilst the contemporary interior provides stylishly finished living spaces. Autograph Homes, the developer, designed the building in line with their commitment to building with ‘imagination and intelligence’, combining exciting architectural features with the latest smart and sustainable technologies.
One of the most fundamental things any social landlord can provide is housing that is energy efficient. Not only will this help to futureproof their building stock, it also helps to tackle the rising issue of fuel poverty.
The introduction of Fabric Energy Efficiency standards (FEEs) in the last round of Building Regulation changes provided an assurance of minimum performance levels for new housing. However, as insulation levels have increased, the effects of thermal bridging have become more pronounced, and this can be a particular problem for the cavity wall constructions that are so popular throughout the UK. One of the simplest ways to treat heat losses from thermal bridges around openings, such as doors and windows, and at the same time help to comply with the Regulations, is with insulated cavity closers.