Avant Show Suites
All-inclusive design and style is being taken beyond the home customers buy at Avant Group- it is extending to the show suites.
In an innovative approach, the Group has developed a re-locatable show-suite, believed to be the first of its kind and quality among housebuilders. The ‘gull-wing’ prefabricated buildings comprise two 10m x 3m sections that are easily craned into position and abutted from one site to another. Initially 22 units are being produced for sites across the country. Each section is roofed in the factory using Protan SE1.2mm single ply membrane; once on site, the two halves are sealed with a site welded Protan SE 1.2mm cover strip to waterproof the join between.
“Avant is all about design and style, all –inclusive, and the show suites reflect that,” explained Avant Group Architect Colin Houston. “Further, they must fulfill their function, showcase the materials we use, and minimise our carbon footprint. We intend to relocate each a minimum of three times, and hopefully more.
“The portability of the construction is a key feature, and a further reason why we chose Protan: we value the product quality, but we also know that, wherever we move the units to, there will be a professional, approved contractor to execute the jointing detail on site.”
Protan SE is already used by Avant brands Ben Bailey and Bett Homes, for its cost and quality, backed-up with a consistent level of technical support and installation nationwide. Protan membrane achieves durability for up to 30 years, with air leakage controlled/minimised in line with latest Building Regulations.
Protan SE membrane is one element of Protan’s comprehensive range of single ply roofing solutions, covered at www.protan.co.uk, all designed to protect value for specifier and contractor.
Manufactured at the company's headquarters in Norway, Protan roofing solutions are guaranteed for a minimum 10 years, but have been independently tested and certified by the BBA as having an expected durability in excess of 30 years. This is supported by the fact 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.