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Leading building materials manufacturer, Glidevale Protect, has provided a full range of roofing, ventilation and construction products as part of a major new social housing development in Belfast, which is taking a fabric first approach to building healthy, sustainable homes.

One of the largest mixed tenure developments to be constructed in Northern Ireland to date, the new scheme for a leading social housing provider includes 244 homes, which are a mix of social and affordable housing, a community facility, a linear park and a children’s play park.

Working with main contractor Kevin Watson Group, established Belfast-based roofing subcontractor Prentice Roofing and offsite manufacturers and installers of the timber frame panels Leadon Timber Frame, Glidevale Protect delivered a complete solution of products to improve thermal efficiency and airtightness as well as minimizing  condensation risk by introducing natural ventilation into each building to help create healthy homes.

Products supplied and installed on this development included the Protect VP300 vapour permeable pitched roofing underlay which was teamed with Protect Fulmetal RediRoll, a universal dry fix ventilated ridge and hip system, alongside tile vents for the roof. Glidevale Protect also supplied Protect TF200 Thermo for the external timber frame walls – a low emissivity, insulating reflective membrane and the non-reflective external breather membrane, Protect TF200, was used on spandrel panels. These provided weather protection during the construction as well as helping to avoid interstitial condensation risk within the wall construction. Cavity trays, airbricks and loft access hatches from Glidevale Protect completed the project.

Cornelius Ward, director at Kevin Watson Group said: “In order to deliver the highest quality standards to meet client’s expectations, we like to collaborate with supply chain partners who can ensure our sub-contractors are provided with top performing building

materials using a fabric first approach. Glidevale Protect’s wide breadth of solutions used on this development meant full peace of mind during the construction process, helping to create energy efficient and healthy homes.”

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