Protan Finishing Touch to Regeneration

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Protan Finishing Touch to Regeneration

A regeneration project to provide “well-designed, sustainable buildings” in the heart of the Black Country is delivering its objective, through to its use of roofing membrane.

The second and final phase of Walsall Waterfront sees the culmination of Kier Property’s redevelopment of 17 acres of previously vacant and derelict land to the north of the town centre. The ultimate element is the construction of two units- one some 570m2, divided into three, and the other a stand-alone 325m2 structure.

Main contractor PPE has employed sub-contractor FCB Roofing to handle the construction of the roofs on both buildings. Of warm roof construction, the shallow pitch metal deck is then covered with Protan SE1.6mm thick polyester-reinforced PVC single ply membrane, mechanically fixed, and detailed around the M&S penetrations and access hatches on each block.

Explained FCB Roofing’s Alan Horton, “One of the main objectives of the strategy behind the development is the delivery of high quality public realm, using appropriate materials to help ensure provision of well-designed, sustainable buildings. We have an established relationship with PPE, based on and as a result of Protan, so the brand was a preferred choice from the outset. Protan’s commitment to sustainability - as a company and through its products, further helped meet the project’s strategic objectives. An additional benefit was a 20 year warranty on the roof membrane.”

Protan SE membrane is certified to deliver, and potentially surpass, the energy efficiency requirements laid down in Approved Document L, and, under the Green Guide, achieve an A+ rating. Protan membranes achieve durability in excess of 30 years, with air leakage controlled in line with latest Building Regulations, and are fully BBA certified.

Established some 75 years ago, and still privately-owned, Protan is one of the top three membrane manufacturers in Europe. A full support service, from RIBA-approved CPDs, NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice is provided from Protan UK’s Warrington office and training facility.

Call Protan on 01925 658001; or email

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