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Bespoke roofing solution keeps the rain out in Yorkshire

Congregation and community stay cosy at All Hallows Church Leeds thanks to a thermo-acoustic insulation product made from recycled denim jeans and cotton and polyester fibres

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A new zinc roof with Soprema Pavatextil P insulation goes in at All Hallows Church Leeds.
A new zinc roof with Soprema Pavatextil P insulation goes in at All Hallows Church Leeds.

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of All Hallows, Leeds is a tight-knit hub that serves the local community and its needs.

The church is more than a place of worship. Its hundreds of volunteers help with charitable initiatives, including the Rainbow Junktion cafe project, which provides meals for up to 100 people a day on a pay-as-you-feel donation basis. 

All Hallows was built in the 1970s with a relatively low-pitch roof. Over time, as the tiles began to slip and the building was damaged by vandalism, the roof began to leak. The church council approached York-based practice Native Architects to design a watertight solution. 

Specifying a roof solution for All Hallows Leeds

Native Architects designed a durable and robust zinc roof system with a long lifespan to replace the tiles.

The church has an acoustic ceiling with perforated boarding over the main worship space, which ruled out using wool insulation in the roof as there was a danger it could drop through onto the congregation below. Mineral wool was also ruled out on the grounds of cost.

  • Soprema Pavatextil P cotton fibre-based insulation is a cost-effective alternative to a wood-fibre product.
    Soprema Pavatextil P cotton fibre-based insulation is a cost-effective alternative to a wood-fibre product.
  • The church has an acoustic ceiling with perforated boarding over the main worship space.
    The church has an acoustic ceiling with perforated boarding over the main worship space.
  • Pavatextil P insulation can be installed between timber or metal frameworks, on the inside of walls and sloped roofs, as well as attic floors.
    Pavatextil P insulation can be installed between timber or metal frameworks, on the inside of walls and sloped roofs, as well as attic floors.
  • Pavatextil P provides the church and its community with a robust and durable solution that will last for years to come.
    Pavatextil P provides the church and its community with a robust and durable solution that will last for years to come.
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Following consultation with distributor Unity Lime Products, the architects specified Sopremas Pavatextil P cotton fibre-based thermo-acoustic insulation.

The product is made from recycled denim jeans and cotton and polyester fibres and provides the thermal and acoustic performance required for the project. The installation was carried out by Geoff Neal Roofing.

The specification of Pavatextil P provides the church and its community with a robust and durable solution that will last for years to come.

7 reasons to specify Sopremas Pavatextil P insulation

  • Cost-effective alternative to a wood-fibre product.
  • Versatility: can be installed between timber or metal frameworks, on the inside of walls and sloped roofs, as well as attic floors.
  • Soft cotton product is easily adaptable, fitting comfortably into awkward areas. 
  • Easy to install for contractors - does not itch or irritate operatives during installation. 
  • Exceptional sound and thermal insulation properties, delivering against thermal losses in winter and heat transmittance in summer.
  • Cotton fibres have hydrophilic and hygroscopic properties and are exposed to anti-bacterial, fungal and flame-retardant treatments making them resistant to dust mites and mould.
  • A+ classification for VOC emissions. 

For more information and technical support, visit soprema.co.uk

Contact:
0330 058 0668 
techsupport@soprema.co.uk


 

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