Firestone TPO of the class at Wigston Academy

Firestone TPO of the class at Wigston Academy

Firestone’s warm roof system has been specified for Wigston Academy in Leicestershire as part of a two-year campus improvement programme by Wigston Academies Trust.

The technical team worked closely with the project’s architects, GSS Architecture to develop the specification, which is designed to enhance the thermal performance of several buildings on campus and provide them with a durable, UltraPly TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) waterproofing membrane.

The warm roof system is being installed at Wigston Academy comprises Firestone’s V-Force self-adhesive vapour control layer (VCL), followed by 200mm of ISO 95 +GL thermal insulation, which will be fully bonded to the substrate using Firestone’s I.S.O. twin pack adhesive; a two component, low rise polyurethane adhesive. It is designed specifically for bonding compatible insulation systems to the substrate.

Once the insulation is fully adhered, each section of the roof is be completed with Firestone’s 1.5mm Ultraply TPO waterproofing membrane in light grey. An environmentally-friendly, UV reflective and energy-efficient roofing membrane, it is designed to offer durability and an extended service life, with hot air welded seams for additional strength.

Commercial manager of Firestone, John McMullan commented: “Wigston Academies Trust sets very high standards for students, both academically and pastorally, so it is not surprising that the Trust is also investing in a high standard of roofing system as part of its campus improvement programme.

“TPO has been a popular choice in the UK market since mid-2000.  Not only is it durable and long-lasting, but its light colour helps to reduce the urban heat island effect and it’s a fully recyclable material, adding to its environmental credentials.”

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