Glidevale Protect boosts sustainability at Swansea social housing scheme

A range of products from leading manufacturer Glidevale Protect has been specified and installed to help create energy-efficient and healthy homes by property development specialists Castell Group on a new affordable housing scheme constructed in Llansamlet, Swansea.

The Samlet Road development comprises 35 new homes with a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom houses in partnership with social housing provider Caredig. The scheme takes a fabric first approach and includes a host of sustainable features to improve the quality of the living spaces and ensure energy costs are reduced where possible, including integrated in-roof solar PV panels which have been installed throughout.

Glidevale Protect supplied products from its roofing and construction membrane ranges, including the Protect A1 Solar pitched roofing underlay – a high performance, heavy-duty type HR impermeable roofing underlay designed for use on all cold and warm pitched roofs where in-roof solar PV panels are installed. Used with the correct ventilation strategy, the underlay reduces the risk of interstitial condensation forming on the underside of solar PV panels.

To further reduce the risk of condensation forming in the roof space, Glidevale Protect also provided low and high level roofing ventilation including over fascia vents and rafter rolls at the eaves and the Protect Fulmetal UniRoll dry-fix ridge and hip system at the ridge. The flexibility of Glidevale Protect’s roofing solutions enabled them to be installed throughout the scheme which comprises a mix of timber frame houses and flats as well as traditional masonry build apartments.

The timber frame homes used on the development also feature Glidevale Protect’s low emissivity TF200 Thermo reflective external wall breather membrane to help achieve lower wall U-values and improve the thermal efficiency of the properties. Glidevale Protect worked closely with the manufacturer of the timber frame structures LoCal Homes, part of the Green Square Accord Group.

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