ply can make a significant contribution to carbon reduction in three
- Simple, durable, highly insulated roof assemblies
- Easy integration with energy capture equipment such as
photovoltaic, solar heating and wind lower
- As a reliable, durable base for green roof systems
example, a warm roof system of just 210mm thickness could achieve a thermal
transmittance (U-value) of just 0.15 W/m2.K Modern fastening methods avoid cold bridges
and simplify the installation process, enabling
increased insulation thicknesses (reduced U-value) in new build or as an
overlay to the existing in refurbishment.
ply roofs can be integrated with a range of energy capture equipment, which can
be sited at roof level so as to minimise visual intrusion, maximise exposure to
solar radiation and wind. Options include support rafts and frames to which
equipment can be mounted, allowing change without affecting roof integrity and photovoltaic panels integrated with membranes.
SPRA has been an active participant in consultation with HM government
on the revision of The Building Regulations Approved Documents Part L in 2006