Firestone’s warm roof system has been specified for Wigston Academy in Leicestershire as part of a two year campus improvement programme by Wigston Academies Trust.

Firestone’s technical team worked closely with the project’s architects, GSS Architecture in Kettering, to develop the specification, which will enhance the thermal performance of several buildings on campus and provide them with a durable, UltraPly™ TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) waterproofing membrane with an excellent service life.

The warm roof system being installed at Wigston Academy comprises Firestone’s V-Force self-adhesive vapour control layer (VCL), followed by 200mm of Firestone’s ISO 95 +GL thermal insulation, which will be fully bonded to the substrate using Firestone’s I.S.O. twin pack adhesive; a two component, low rise polyurethane adhesive designed specifically for bonding compatible insulation systems to the substrate.

Once the insulation is fully adhered, each section of the roof will be completed with Firestone’s 1.5mm Ultraply TPO waterproofing membrane in light grey. An environmentally-friendly, UV reflective and energy efficient roofing membrane, TPO offers excellent durability and an extended service life, with hot air welded seams for additional strength.

Comments commercial manager of Firestone, John McMullan: “Wigston Academies Trust sets very high standards for students, both academically and pastorally, so it is not surprising that the Trust is also investing in a high standard of roofing system as part of its campus improvement programme.

“TPO has been a popular choice in the UK market since the mid-2000ss. Not only is it durable and long-lasting, but its light colour helps to reduce the urban heat island effect and it’s a fully recyclable material, adding to its environmental credentials.”