Protan Refurbishment

Protecting Value of Refurbishments

One of the world’s biggest manufacturers of single ply membranes has an innovative solution to enable contractors to maximise their profit and customer goodwill on re-roofing programmes.

Protan is unique in its package, that encompasses material compatible with many 20+ years-old existing roofs, plus a prefabricated system, available across its range of Protan SE membranes, all backed up by a comprehensive support service.

By choosing to have the membrane pre-welded in the factory, on-site fabrication materials and labour are cut by up to 70% and reliance on the quality of on-site fixing is correspondingly reduced. Yet the system is cost-competitive with standard overlap systems, even before welding material and labour costs are factored in.

Coupled with Protan’s unique Proplan roof planning facility and roof survey service, contractors can be assured of the most efficient and effective solution to their needs.

“With many refurbishment programmes being under tight time constraints, using Protan enables contractors to have the flexibility to decide the best option for them,” elaborates Protan UK managing director Fraser Maitland. “Our software exactly plots the quantity of material, fixings etc required, and can even compare one technique against another. Our surveys will identify any potential issues to address. Our membrane will deliver quality of fixing and performance, and bond with existing material.

“The customer will have a roof that can be completed within tight time frames, that is not weather-dependant for installation, and that will perform even in the most extreme climatic conditions, for a generation.”

Protan SE, available in 1.2mm, 1.6mm and 1.8mm, is developed to cope with even the most extreme weather conditions without detriment: it is certified to ≤ -30°. 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’s prefabricated system comprises SE membrane, factory-welded to order, with Protan’s in-house Proplan software calculating the most efficient usage of material to minimise waste. On site, all the contractor has to do is fix along the edges and abutments, and detail round penetrations etc. Protan produces a range of factory- formed detailings to further simplify the process.

Manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Norway, Protan roofing solutions are guaranteed for a minimum 10 years, but the company has roofs that have been in place for 30+ years without performance-affecting degradation. A full support service, from NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice and variable warranty depending on specification is provided from Protan UK’s Warrington office.