CASE STUDY: The Sands, Scarborough

A coastal development with terraces and exposed roofs using FF810

Scarborough claims to be Britains' first seaside resort and has been attracting visitors for over 300 years. The latest addition to the accommodation available is ‘The Sands', a luxury development right on the North Sands beach.

Providing a building that’s comfortable and good-looking but also able to sit in an exposed coastal location was the challenge that main contractor Tolent Construction Ltd took up, and when it came to the roof they asked Sarner-tech for advice on which system to use.

Sarner-tech chose Fatra’s FF810 membrane mechanically fixed to the metal structural deck. The unique Fatra system has close set fixings laid out in an even pattern, which means the roof copes with the exposed sites’ winds without flapping, a problem with some other systems. With a proven life expectancy of over 30 years from the British Board of Agrément (BBA) it also gives the client less problems about maintenance.

Using Fatras’ FF810 membrane over PIR insulation (in this case Kingspans’ TT46) means the roof has an eco-point rating of only 0.46, as tested by the Building Research Establishment (BRE). Fatra are the only PVC manufacture to have this assessment and it gives the client reassurance of the environmental, as well as commercial, benefits of using Fatra.

The client was so impressed by Fatra’s performance that they also specified Fatra to be used on the balconies and walkways too. Fatra FF807 membrane was bonded on to insulation and covered with walkway tiles to give a pleasing durable finish.

The new building compliments the stunning scenery and provides a warm, waterproof location from which to enjoy the coast.


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