XENERGY™ SL is specified for major new construction programme in Yorkshire schools

Staines, UK – June 28, 2016

Dow Building Solutions’ highly moisture-resistant flat roof insulation, XENERGY™SL, has been specified for one of the largest new, educational buildings projects in the UK.

The two-year programme, which will be completed in three phases, will involve new building works at 15 Academy schools in Yorkshire, starting with Harrogate High School; Belle Vue Girls’ School, Bradford, and Samuel Lister Academy, Bingley.

Each school in the programme will have approximately 7,000 to 9,000sqm of 140mm XENERGY™SL. The product is being supplied by SIG to Laing O’Rourke, which is the designer and builder for the projects. Since the roofs are ‘zero-pitch’, the specifiers needed a supplier that could not only deliver a top quality product, but also provide expert advice guidance on drainage issues and installation. Paul Davies, National Roofing Director for SIG, which is a leading distributor of specialist building products in Europe, said: “XENERGY™ is a best in class product that we can sell with the utmost confidence. It has some great USPs in that it is the only XPS inverted product with a Green Guide Rating A+ and its improved lambda value makes it ideal for the thinnest inverted roof solutions.

“Other key advantages include the fact that it is a UK manufactured product and it is readily available from the Kings Lynn plant on 40ft curtain sided vehicles, or flatbeds for crane offload at no extra cost.”

Richard Powell, Sales Manager Dow Building Solutions, said: “Since all the roofs in the new buildings will be zero pitch, this was a particularly challenging project that required expert advice on drainage and waterproofing, as well as the highest quality products.

“We were able to meet all those needs, thanks to our extensive knowledge and experience of flat roofing issues and our eco-friendly XENERGY™ SL, which offers superior insulation performance and thermal conductivity gains.”