High Scoring Roofing Solutions from Alumasc for New Low Carbon School

A complete package of responsibly sourced roofing solutions from market leaders Alumasc, has been chosen for a new BREEAM Assessed school in Sunderland, as part of a Low Carbon Schools initiative.

Hetton Lyons Primary School is part of a major commitment from Sunderland City Council, to reduce carbon emissions across all of its operations by the year 2012 and they were keen to work with Alumasc for their ability to provide an environmentally sound product package and unrivalled technical support.

A ZinCo green roof from Alumasc was specified to complement the sustainable design of the building which also included a wind turbine, a wood burning boiler and rainwater recycling, earning the scheme a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’. Installed by Alumasc’s Approved Contractor Roofclad Systems of Durham, the extensive green roof is designed to evolve and flourish over the coming years, helping to combat a number of climate change issues facing the next generation. All types of green roof offer notable ecological benefits, providing a natural habitat for plants and wildlife, while helping to reduce air and noise pollution, cutting carbon emissions and assisting with rainwater retention and attenuation.

The green roof was applied over Derbigum high performance waterproofing membrane, also from Alumasc, for exceptional long-term performance and durability, warranted for 25 years. Derbigum’s BBA Accreditation and its environmental credentials were a major consideration in its specification. Derbigum is manufactured under the ISO 14001:2004 and EMAS Environmental Management Standards and is fire rated F.AA to BS476 Pt3 (EN1187 Pt4), the highest available rating, which allows unrestricted use under Building Regulations.

To complete the roofing package, Alumasc’s Armaseam standing seam metal roofing system was installed on the adjacent school building. Armaseam is versatile, maintenance free system from Alumasc’s 14001 environmentally managed product portfolio and is manufactured from worldwide stocks of genuinely recycled Aluminium.

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