Bilco Supplies Hatches for Top London Development
Leading access doors and vents
manufacturer, Bilco, has completed
delivery of roof access hatches for
apartments at the largest public square
built in the UK for more than a century.
Dalston Square in Hackney, East
London, includes landscaped open
spaces, a new public library and new
retail facilities as well as new homes.
The homes are eco-friendly one to four
bedroom houses and apartments, built
using sustainable building materials and
incorporating systems to reduce energy
consumption and domestic waste.
Bilco has supplied three of its new
NB-50T roof access hatches which
were installed on the rooftops of the
building. The hatches were supplied to
Allan Roofing Ltd, which installed them
as part of its roofing contract. The main
contractor was Barratt Homes.
The development features a green roof
– a roof partially covered with
vegetation and soil, planted over a
waterproofing membrane. Due to the
high degree of insulation that they
provide, green roofs are known for their
ability to provide a constant
temperature throughout the year.
The NB-50T is part of Bilco’s recently
improved roof hatch range which
provides increased thermal insulation
and reduced air leakage. The
modifications help architects and
engineers meet the requirements of
Part L of the Building Regulations.