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Roofshield Beach House

Roofshield, the unique vapour and air permeable pitched roof underlay has been specified as part of an exciting new project to demonstrate how the UK’s vast stock of 1960’s housing can be renovated, retrofitted and fully upgraded to become energy efficient, healthy, high quality homes of the future.

The West Wittering Beach House, near Chichester in West Sussex is an exciting new project by 50 Degrees North Architects based in London. The beach house is a typical 1960’s brick and block building, and will be completely renovated and upgraded to vastly improve the property’s energy efficiency, and reduce CO2 emissions. The property’s owner Leigh Bowen, founder and director of 50 Degrees North Architects, will lead the project.

Commenting on the need for retrofitting as opposed to rebuilding, Leigh Bowen says: “Reassessing our built environment is vital in the fight against climate change as about 45% of CO2 emissions in the UK come from energy used in our homes and buildings. It is essential that we seek to reduce these emissions. 1960’s housing is typically poorly constructed with no insulation. It is vital that we seriously look at how Britain can reduce these emissions from our 1960’s housing stock. The project at West Wittering is about energy efficiency, but it’s also about creating high quality, healthy places to live.”

Roofshield has long been recognised as one of the highest performing roofing membrane solutions, and has become the preferred choice of architects, developers and contractors. Leigh explains his reasons for the specification. “As we look to create buildings which are better insulated, more airtight and more energy efficient, taking the management of moisture into account in the design process becomes more critical. I chose Roofshield because of the superior quality and breathability. It has a extremely high degree of vapour permeability, as well as air permeability, so will still perform in conditions in which air tight alternatives will not.”

The majority of vapour permeable underlays use an airtight VP film layer to achieve their performance, whilst Roofshield’s patented SMS (Spunbond, Meltblown, Spunbond) structure allows high levels of airflow, in addition to the transport of moisture vapour, making the formation of condensation in the roof space virtually impossible. It has long been recognised that the correct management of moisture vapour within buildings is an important aspect of ensuring the longevity of not only the building fabric, but also the health of the occupants.

In addition to Roofshield, contractor Bartos Building installed Procheck 500, a strong reinforced, polyethylene, vapour control layer. Procheck 500 is a highly effective vapour control layer, for use within roof and wall constructions to prevent warm, moist air escaping from inside the building and condensing within the insulation and also creates an airtight seal.

The use of Procheck 500 reduces the risks of condensation, maintaining the highest level of moisture resistance throughout the house, providing protection for many years to come. Additional materials built into the energy effi cient design included high quality insulation, double glazed windows, low energy lighting, intelligent heating controls, solar PV panels to trickle charge the hot water heating system, and even an electric vehicle charge point.

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Testimonials

  • "Ease of ordering, technical support, ease of installation, no roof ventilation required in most circumstances, high strength of the material resists damage through foot traffic, no wind generated noise & the peace of mind knowing that we are not likely to get complaints of condensation problems from our customers."

    Chris Watts - RB Watts Ltd

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    Keith Williams - Avonside Supplies

  • "As a roofing contractor specialising in the larger, more prestigious, type of project, we prefer to use only the highest quality products. Therefore we use Proctor Roofshield wherever possible; we have been using it for over 15 years, together with their condensation risk analyses and U-value calculations."

    Mike Camilleri - Camilleri Roofing

  • "The Hemsec Group of companies are continually striving to find a condensation controlled membrane that will exceed our expectations. We realise the importance of such a membrane in the construction of all our SIP structures and chose the A. Proctor Frameshield plus 150 product for all of its benefits and the excellent product support from A. Proctor Ltd."

    James Glover - Hemsec Installations Ltd.

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    Martin Parry - Lawsons Eco Centre

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    Alan Stephens - Cape Aberdeen

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    Ken McLelland - Ken's Yard

  • "The A Proctor Group Ltd provide Eurban Ltd with quality breathable membranes for a number of commercial, education and private building projects. We have found their technical expertise and customer service to be superb."

    Melissa Doughty - Eurban Ltd.

  • "The A Proctor Group Ltd has been supplying CGL with quality insulation products for over 20 years now. As well as providing the insulation they have provided technical know-how and assistance on the insulation as well as condensation risk analysis for the product build up. The whole team are professional and reliable and its great to know that when we pick up the phone we know whatever we need is at the other end."

    Brian McIntyre - CGL Facades

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    Paul Mullan - Charles Tennant

  • "We, at Bovis Homes, specify Roofshield on all of our developments as we believe it presents a cost effective solution and ensures our roof spaces are adequately ventilated but without the introduction of cold air through conventional soffit ventilation"

    Michael Black - Bovis Homes

  • "The A Proctor Group Ltd.'s high quality Vapour Control Layers have now become our products of choice. They have been used in various projects including Portlaoise Education Campus, Newry Leisure Centre and Pallas Foods, Dublin. They also offer a very high level of customer service, prompt deliveries and are always at the end of the phone which is sometimes invaluable in times of need."

    James Wyse - U-Value Insulation

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