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Hitting the Roof for Better Care

28 April 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

The Building for Better Care (BfBC) programme will be achieved for NHS Ayrshire & Arran and it has chosen roofing contractor WF Price (Roofing) with its principal supply chain partner BAM Construction which has used 1,400m2 of Protan SE1.2mm substrate for the mechanically fixed single ply flat roofing elements of the two sites.

Approximately 600m2 was used at University Hospital Crosshouse on the formation of the new Combined Assessment Unit and a further 850m2 was employed at University Hospital Ayr to reconfigure and extend the existing A&E & Combined Assessment Unit.

“The specification actually proposed an alternative membrane but we felt and the BfBC partners agreed, that Protan’s membrane delivered more in line with the whole programme concept of improved efficiency,” explained Derek Price, WF Price (Roofing).

Protan SE single ply membrane is hot-air welded at joints and mechanically fixed to the roof and it can achieve durability in excess of 30 years with air leakage controlled/minimised in line with latest Building Regulations.

It is also claimed to deliver and potentially surpass, the energy efficiency requirements laid down in Approved Document L and under the Green Guide, achieve an A+ rating.

Picture: University Hospital Crosshouse where Protan SE1.2mm substrate was used

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 28 April 2016


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