Here at Enviroply Roofing, we are excited to be working with Watson Homes once again on the Moston Campus development. We will be installing an Alumasc Alkorplan roofing system for the 60 new homes that will be created through this development.
Project: Moston Campus
Architects: TP Bennett
Contractor: Watson Homes
Roof size: 299 m2
Roof system: Alumasc Alkorplan
Installation: Alumasc F Alkorplan Single Ply Membrane, Alumasc FF PIR Insulation, Alumasc AVCL, mechanically fixed system
About this project:
This development at the former Manchester College Moston Campus will involve the creation of 60 new homes, which will be both affordable and sustainable. These will comprise of 50 two-bed and three-bed homes. Of these, 33 will be available for affordable rent, with 17 of the homes available for rent-to-buy. The other 10 homes will be made up of one and two-bedroom apartments, which will all be available for social rent.
As well as much needed, high quality new homes for people living and working in Manchester, this development will also focus on landscaping, with front and private back gardens and trees.
In addition, each home will have solar panels fitted and air source heat pumps to provide hot water, making each property energy efficient. Each property will also have the choice of electric vehicle charging points and bike storage facilities.
Our role in the project:
Here at Enviroply Roofing, as leading flat roofing experts, we will be installing an Alumasc roofing system for this development.
For the initial stage of the installation we will be installing the Alumasc Polyethylene AVCL. An AVCL is an Air Vapour Control Layer, which is 100% airtight and is responsible for preventing warm vapour from causing condensation and water droplet buildup on the inside of the roof. As a result, the right AVCL will help create a thermally efficient, condensation-free structure. The Alumasc Polyethylene AVCL is a high quality, top end option that will protect the new homes for years to come. This will be loosely laid in preparation for mechanical fixing, with 150mm overlaps which will be jointed with Alumasc butyl tape.
Following the installation of the AVCL layer we will be installing the insulation layer. This is designed to prevent the property from losing heat through the roof in winter months, and from heating up uncomfortably in the summer. With the correct insulation, energy bills can be lowered and a property can maintain comfortable temperatures all year round. This is something Alumasc insulation can achieve. We will be installing 200mm Alumasc FF PIR insulation boards, with a double layer to create the right thickness for this project. These rigid foam insulation boards are faced with low emissivity composite foil which can dramatically improve thermal efficiency and performance. These boards will be mechanically fixed into position.
To complete the roofing system we will finally install the Alkorplan F PVC single-ply membrane by Alumasc, in a lead grey colour. This is a high quality thermoplastic PVC-P roofing membrane that offers fantastic weatherproofing and waterproofing, environmental and UV protection. This will be mechanically fastened into position.