Friday, December 18, 2015 11:14:00 AM
The recently-introduced Celsius Solid Roof system from Synseal is now fully approved and registered by the LABSS (Local Authority Building Standards Scotland) as checked for compliance with Scottish Building Regulations under certificate number EWS550.
Construction of a completely new solid roof or replacement of an existing conservatory roof with a retrofit solid roof involves a statutory obligation to submit a Building Regulations application. The scope of Synseal’s updated certificate number EWS550 now covers England, Wales and Scotland to facilitate mandatory legal technical compliance procedures for site locations in all three countries.
The thermal performance specification to meet Scottish Building Regulations is more demanding and the required U-value of 0.15W/m2K (calculated to BS EN ISO 6946:2007) is achieved by supplementing Celsius Solid Roof’s standard Envirotile, breathable membrane and 142mm Kingspan TEK structural insulated panel roof assembly with a Kooltherm K18 insulated dry lining plasterboard internal finish to provide an additional non-bridged layer which is 42.5mm overall in element thickness.
“The market opportunity for retro-fitting existing tired old conservatories is significant and our fast-fitting Celsius Solid Roof has a traditional all-timber core construction to provide a truly warm yet relatively lightweight structure that will not unduly stress existing conservatory window walling structures and foundations,” comments Synseal’s Head of Marketing, Mark Schlotel. “Celsius Solid Roof has been carefully designed to avoid excessive loadings and weighs the equivalent of our popular Global or K2 aluminium/PVC-U conservatory roofs glazed with toughened roof glass.”