The Ultraroof and Livinroof solid roof systems from Ultraframe have had their U-Values further enhanced ahead of changes to Building Regulation requirements in Wales and Scotland.
The changes mean that the U-Value requirement of solid roofs used for home improvements on existing dwellings in Wales will be changed to 0.13, and in Scotland the new requirement will be 0.12.
On the Ultraroof tiled roof system an additional layer of 60mm PIR insulation board will be specified under the current EPS panel to meet the new 0.12 U-Value requirement. All associated battens and fixings will be supplied, and all components cut to size.
On the Livinroof hybrid roof system an additional layer of 25mm phenolic insulation board will be specified under the current phenolic insulation to achieve 0.12 U-Value. Again, all associated battens and fixings will be supplied, and all components cut to size. This means that the roofs are already Building Regulation compliant when they leave the factory, with no additional prep work needed on site by the fitter.
Marketing director Alex Hewitt said: “While the changes are only required in Wales and Scotland, the new 0.12 U-Value on both systems will of course also benefit our customers in England as they will also be able to choose these newly enhanced roofs with even lower U-Values if they wish. Another benefit to lowering the U-Values is that following on from the Building Regulation changes in June (which had the potential to impact on the amount of glazing allowed in an extension), builders and installers will now be able to include larger expanses of glazing to create the light-filled living spaces that consumers demand.”