Amblecote Gardens

The Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony & Terrace System is helping to keep outdoor areas accessible and rooms below warm at a sheltered housing development in Salford.

The Project

Construction of the first stage of Amblecote Gardens in Little Hulton was overseen by Bardsley Construction.

The complex is owned by the City West Housing Trust and features 66 apartments designed to allow elderly and vulnerable people to live independent lives whilst still receiving care.

In order to allow easy access to three outdoor roof balconies, DK-Architects specified the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony & Terrace System.

Little Hulton, Salford
Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony & Terrace System and Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM
Bardsley Construction
Roofing contractor:
Two layers of 30 mm thick Kingspan OPTIM-R was laid on the balcony along with Kingspan OPTIM-R flex infill strips of a matching thickness. A further 25 mm layer of Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM was then overlaid by Monoroof to receive the single-ply waterproof membrane. 
Accessibility was obviously a major consideration for this project and by laying the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony & Terrace System we were able to achieve a compliant U-value of 0.19 W/m2.k on the balcony areas with a total insulation build-up of just 85 mm. This ensured there was an even transition between the internal and external spaces, meeting the requirements of the Lifetime Homes Standard as well as Approved Document M.

Michael Platt - Managing Director, Monoroof

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