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Permo Air for Duchy of Cornwall's Tregunnel Hill
Klober Permo® air has been used by Morrish Builders on 70 homes at Tregunnel Hill, near Newquay. Following NHBC endorsement of air-open underlays without supporting high level ventilation Permo air will ventilate roofs without vents to interrupt the roof line. The development for the Duchy of ...
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Air-open underlay for Leicester shoe factory redevelopment
Klober Permo® air has been used throughout the £14m Wheatsheaf Boot and Shoe Works redevelopment in Leicester. The site, which once housed the largest shoe factory in the world, saw the construction of 172 highly sustainable homes. Justin Carter of Kettering Roofing explained “The Neo-Jacobean...
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Permo® forte for eco-house featured on BBC Countryfile
The sustainability credentials of Klober Permo Forte underlay once again came to the fore when the product featured in a National Trust eco-house on BBC Countryfile. Built under the stewardship of woodsman Ben Law, Swan Barn Farm in Haslemere Surrey is in 70 acres of ancient woodland and offer...
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Permo Forte underlay on Tottenham Town Hall redevelopment
Klober Permo Forte vapour permeable underlay has been used in the regeneration of Haringey Council’s Edwardian Grade-II Listed town hall in Tottenham. BPTW Partnership’s inspiring design also involved the construction of 109 new homes on the site of the original Clyde Road depot. This has cre...
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Klober roofing airtightness accessories for £4m school
For the £4.3m Sandford St Martin’s 2FE Primary School near Wareham, Michael Lyons Architecture specified Klober Wallint® 50 and Wallint Solar air barriers with Pasto Sealant and 400 rolls of airtightness tape. Wallint Solar provides a vapour resistance of over 500 MNs/g while tapes sealed ceil...
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Permo® air for Victorian church restoration and upgrade
St Mary’s Church in Westry near March was the subject of an arson attack which virtually destroyed the building. When specifying for the £550,000 first phase of restoration architect Shona McKay of Archimage Architects specified Klober Permo® air roofing underlay. Unlike vapour permeable under...
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Klober solar accessories for renewal technology experts
The Low Carbon Exchange uses the Klober Solar Cable Outlet Kit with all new build and retrofit PV installations. This includes work for the Poole Housing Partnership, Plymouth Community Homes, Alliance Homes, Aster Properties and Radian Housing. Spokesperson Jennie Miller commented, “The Klobe...
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Klober Mini Uni-Line® Slate Vents provide uninterrupted roofline
Klober Mini Uni-Line® Slate Vents have been used to provide high level ventilation on Preston House in Glenrothes. The prestigious care home is part of the Kingdom Homes group and is a 60-bedroom nursing facility considered to be at the forefront of care in Fife. The roof has a long span 40° s...
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Klober Permo underlay tops list for strength and vapour permeability
Permo forte vapour permeable underlay has been used in Leighton Johnston Associates’ design of St Margaret’s Parish Church in Clabby, Fermanagh. It was specified for its strength, durability and high vapour permeability and laid beneath natural slates over rafters with counter battens. Previou...
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Permo forte used for complex roofs of Thurrock schools
Permo Forte Vapour Permeable Roofing Underlay was specified by architects Lyster Grillet and Harding for two new schools in Thurrock. Gateway Academy has a 4000m2 roof over a G-shaped structure while the 6000m2 Treetops School has enabled all local special needs schools to be consolidated into...
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Air-open underlay for Islington arts centre refurbishment
Permo® air, the most breathable air-open roofing underlay currently available, has been used in the refurbishment of Islington Arts and Media School. The late Victorian building had been in poor internal condition and in need of complete refurbishment. The target was to achieve a BREEAM 'Very ...
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Klober air-open underlay for Grade 1 listed manor house
Loseley House is a Grade 1-listed Elizabethan manor house in Guildford. Philips Chartered Surveyors were responsible for a design specification to re-roof the property as partner Philip Acton explained. “The whole house was re-roofed, with Klober’s air-open underlay, Permo® air, chosen because...
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Stretchable lead-free flashings used with PV panels
Contractors Steadfast Roofing were so impressed at a training day with Klober Easy-Form flashing that they used it on a block of 28 new apartments. Bugler Developments project in Greenford has PV panels and Easy-Form was used to seal slates where they were cut around fixing brackets. Unlike ot...
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Klober air barrier used on award winning home
Klober Wallint® 50 Vapour Control Layer has been used in Hudson Architects’ RIBA Award-winning design of Bavent House, a striking 4-bedroom home near Southwold in Suffolk. The design has an engineered timber frame with black standing seam zinc and timber facades, reflecting the regional vernac...
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Klober airtightness products for Bournemouth dementia care centre
A £3.5M scheme in Bournemouth which was the first to provide dedicated specialist housing for dementia sufferers saw Klober Wallint® 50 Air Barrier and Solar-Line® airtightness accessories used throughout. The residential wing was designed to CSH Level 4 while the non-residential area achieve...
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Klober solar accessories for 1200 home housing association project
The Solar-Line Solar Outlet from Klober is being used as part of the installation of photovoltaic panels on 1200 new homes being built by Alliance Homes. The housing association is placing heavy emphasis on renewables to help meet carbon reduction targets and the Solar Outlet creates the all-i...
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Klober underlay for 13th century church restoration
Klober Permo® forte vapour permeable roofing underlay has been used in the restoration of the Church of All Saints in Winterton, North Lincolnshire. The project attracted £748,000 of Lottery funding, enabling extensive roof repairs and slate replacement to be carried out to the Grade 1-listed ...
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Klober products breathe new life into former Victorian hospital
Klober has supplied a range of roof ventilation and dry fixing products to the Stone House Hospital revelopment near Dartford. Conversion of the Grade II-Listed Victorian building was undertaken alongside construction of 260 new homes. Contractor Graham Cobain explained. “An air open underlay ...
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Trapac Tile and Snow Safety Grid used on £3bn Chelsea barracks development
The first phase of construction of 448 homes at the former Chelsea Barracks includes 123 designated as ‘affordable’ and began eight years after it was sold by the MoD for almost £1?billion. The three blocks of up to eight storeys, designed by architects Squire and Partners, have seen Trapac® T...
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Klober roofing underlays in Grand Designs self-build
Klober membranes have been used in a couple’s zero carbon eco-home which featured in the latest series of Grand Designs. The five-bedroom, 4,300sq ft timber frame building on the West Pennine moor has Wallint 50 on the warm side of the insulation to provide an air barrier and vapour control la...
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Klober air-open underlay used in restoration of Grade I-listed Kingston church
Extensive restoration and remodelling of the Grade 1-listed All Saints Church in Kingston-upon-Thames saw Klober Permo® air underlay used in the re-roofing of the choir vestry. The £1.7m project, designed by Ptolemy Dean Architects, a practice specialising in heritage projects, has opened up t...
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SolarWorld UK specifies Klober lead-free flashing
SolarWorld UK has begun to use Klober Wakaflex® as a panel apron for its PV systems. The lead-free flashing can be stretched by up to 60%, allowing it to be moulded without difficulty over deeply profiled tiles such as a Double Pantile. Wakaflex has a high-tack butylon backing which not only p...
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Klober air-open roofing underlay for £3m school extension
A £3m development of two residential blocks for boarders at Housman Hall School in Bromsgrove saw Klober Permo® air specified by Rowbotham Architects. The buildings were designed to be vernacular in form as the old central house at formerly the home of poet AE Housman, is Grade II-listed. The ...