img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Church conversion hits U-value target with TLX Gold

Victorian architecture achieves 21st century thermal performance with TLX Gold roofing underlay

In association with

There are many 19th century rural churches dotted around East Yorkshire, and those that have fallen into disuse need to find another role as residential dwellings.

One such project involves a former Methodist church in Holderness, built in 1898. The bell tower looks a bit foreign until you realise the original slate spire is no longer there – it was dismantled after it began to lean over the adjoining road, although there are plans to rebuild it. As the building was not grand enough to be listed, the conversion project was required to achieve a U-value of 0.18 W/m2K.

Projecting as it does into the North Sea, low-lying Holderness sees ‘a lot of weather’: droughts in summer and flooding in winter, as well as fierce North Sea gales. The roofing underlay chosen has to be robust enough to cope, and the high-tensile UV25 membrane that forms the upper surface of TLX Gold makes it suitable for any wind zone. Add to that its breathability and intelligent humidity response, and TLX Gold makes the ideal choice for a variable climate.

TLX Gold was used taut and counterbattened over the 110mm deep rafters. This rafter depth allowed 75mm PIR board to be fitted between the rafters, leaving a 15mm unventilated air gap between it and the shiny Gold undersurface of the TLX Gold to reflect radiated heat back into the building. The addition of 35mm of PIR underneath brought the U-value to the required level.

1

For more information and technical advice visit www.tlxinsulation.co.uk

Contact

01204 674730


 

Latest

David Holmes, associate at AECOM, provides supply and fix costs for a range of commercial and industrial doors and windows

AECOM’s David Holmes gives an overview of current costs

Leeds is set for its first £1m penthouse flats in a development that has irked conservation organisations, Manchester is to become surf central, a new Derby performance space is set to replace what will be lost with the Assembly Rooms, and a specialist hospital is to be built in York where once Terry’s made chocolate.

Healthcare, housing and leisure schemes get the green light

Grenfell: Value Engineering - Scenes from the Inquiry leaves audiences shocked and angry at incompetence and indifference that led to 72 deaths

Account of incompetence and indifference leaves feelings of shock and anger

While there’s no doubt the housing market is undergoing huge changes, it’s not all simply due to Covid-19. Brian Green assesses the factors and future outlook

There’s more than the pandemic behind a changing sector

Nancy Sheung’s photographs reveal her hands-on construction experience, indomitable character and promotion of women in unlikely settings

Photographs reveal an unfazed woman in a man’s world