Parliament Place, Liverpool

Putting a Roof Over Their Heads

Thousands of students will have a quality roof over the heads over the next few decades…

Newry Construction Ltd has acquired a number of projects in Liverpool, with four already on site to deliver quality student and key worker apartments with retail outlets below within the next three years.

Newry instructed Garry Astill Roofing to form the roofs on all the buildings: over 8000m2 of Protan SE1.6mm and Protan G green roof membrane will be used to deliver the roofing elements across the sites.

“We have a long-standing relationship with Newry’s management team, and with Protan UK. Newry knows that it can rely on us to install a quality roof that will deliver value and performance, and consistently come in on budget,” says Garry Astill.

Protan SE single ply membrane, available in 1.2mm, 1.6mm and 1.8mm, is certified to deliver, and potentially surpass, the energy efficiency requirements laid down in Approved Document L, and, under the Green Guide, achieve a A+ rating. Hot-air welded at joints and mechanically fixed to the roof, the membrane achieves durability in excess of 30 years, with air leakage controlled/minimised in line with latest Building Regulations.

Protan G membrane is a glass fibre reinforced, microbe durable PVC membrane for gravel ballasted roofs, inverted roofs, and green roofs. Protan G membrane can withstand high and low temperatures and attack by micro-organisms. Loose-laid, it provides a fast and safe means of creating an FLL compliant roof.

All Protan membranes are fully BBA certified.

Established some 75 years ago, and still privately-owned, Protan is one of the top 3 membrane manufacturers in Europe. Protan, a member of SPRA, offers a full support service, from a RIBA-certified CPD programme, NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice and variable warranty depending on specification is provided from the company’s UK offices and training facilities in Warrington.