Pro-tecting eco values

Use of polymer roofing is proving to play a key part in achieving reduced carbon emissions for major retail brands.

Sainsbury’s, Tesco and IKEA are among the marques using Protan SE single ply membrane on stores in in the UK and Europe. Used in conjunction with timber roof cassettes, the material ensures the roofs are weathertight and as energy efficient as possible- using up to 30% less heat. And, as Protan SE can be recycled after its 30+ years’ working life, and is eco-friendly in its own production techniques, it further enhances ‘green’ credentials.

Fraser Maitland, managing director of Protan UK said:

“For Sainsbury’s alone, we have supplied over 32600m2 of Protan SE membrane for nine stores in the past two years. The combination of the established benefits of single ply roofing, with Protan SE’s greater flexibility regardless of climatic conditions and value for money against competitive materials mean Protan roofing solutions are increasingly being chosen as the way forward.”

Protan SE, available in 1.2mm, 1.6mm and 1.8mm, is developed to cope with even the most extreme weather conditions without detriment: it is certified to ≤ -30°. Hot-air welded at joints and mechanically fixed to the roof, the membrane achieves durability for up to 30 years, with air leakage controlled/minimised in line with latest Building Regulations.

Manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Norway, Protan roofing solutions are guaranteed for a minimum 10 years, but the company has roofs that have been in place for 30+ years without performance-affecting degradation. A full support service, from NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice and variable warranty depending on specification is provided from Protan UK’s Warrington office.