The sustainability credentials of Klober’s vapour permeable roofing underlay Permo Forte once again came to the fore when the product featured in the construction of a National Trust eco-house on BBC1’s Countryfile.
Built under the stewardship of woodsman Ben Law, (whose own oak house featured on Grand Designs), Swan House Farm near Hindhead in Surrey is set within 100 acres of ancient woodland. It is of traditional timber construction and provides accommodation for three long-term Trust volunteers. Locally coppiced sweet chestnut was used extensively, even to provide hand cut roof shingles.
Klober Managing Director David Arendell commented, “Klober underlays have been used on a number of National Trust projects, most notably Tyntesfield and Calke Abbey. But whether for traditional or contemporary timber frame buildings, the track record of Permo underlays continues to act in their favour”.