Sustainability is a key feature of the £30 million Goodricke College which forms part of the £750 million development of the Heslington East campus at the University of York.  PIR insulation from Celotex was specified to create a thermally efficient building envelope.

Designed by architects BDP and built by Shepherd Construction, the 16,000m2 college has incorporated a range of energy saving measures such as high performance insulation to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating. To aid with this, Celotex provided its EL3000 insulation board, specially designed for use in flat roofing applications.

For six campus buildings, specialist contactor Roofdec Ltd of Rotherham installed 7,500m2 of 100mm thick Celotex EL3000 boards onto a vapour barrier which was adhered to the roof’s metal structural decks.  The built up flat roofing system was then finished with Sarnafil G410-ELF single ply membrane, attached directly to the surface of the insulation boards to create a thermally efficient bonded roofing system.

With Phase 1 and 2 of the development now complete, this project demonstrates the versatility of Celotex’ products – and with flat roof applications well established in the UK building industry, the company’s portfolio of solutions offers specifiers and installers thermally efficient, simple and cost effective methods of insulating such rooftops.