High performance tapered rigid urethane insulation from market leaders Kingspan Insulation was chosen for the prestigious waterfront development Century Wharf.
Overlooking the River Taff on the edge of Cardiff Bay, Century Wharf developed by Charles Church is truly an exceptional place to live, with a range of luxury apartments ranging from one and two bed on lower floors to three bed penthouses on upper floors.
Stylish entrance halls provide a stunning welcome and compliment the shared open space in which Century Wharf is set, many apartments have balconies and riverside views with some penthouses having roof gardens.
With a full concierge service ready to welcome visitors and residents alike, it also manages the development by providing support to the facilities, through to monitoring the external CCTV and fire alarm systems, providing complete peace of mind.
White Young Green, the architects for the development worked in close conjunction with Opco Limited to ensure that great attention was paid to both the internal and exterior of the buildings to provide a five star standard and only products of the highest standard were specified.
Paul Labbett Director for White Young Green said, "Kingspan Thermataper TT46 LPC/FM provided a light weight, practical and cost effective alternative to using timber firrings when creating the falls for the roof water drainage.
Having never used this product before, we were extremely pleased with the result and are already looking at using it for various other projects."
Designed for use under PVC single-ply mechanically fixed waterproofing systems, the Kingspan Thermataper TT46 LPC/FM not only ensures low heat loss through the roof but also prevents the build-up of rainwater, which can seriously decrease the life of a flat roof by subjecting the membrane to thermal stress, alkali formation and mould growth. It does this by creating an adequate fall to the roof to allow rainwater run off. As a final benefit the rigid urethane core is durable and unaffected by foot traffic and loading incurred in the course of normal maintenance.
If correctly applied Kingspan Thermataper TT46 LPC/FM has an indefinite life. It is lightweight and easy to install, resistant to water vapour, and unaffected by compression inflicted in the course of normal maintenance. With a thermal conductivity as low as 0.022 W/m.K, the boards can easily achieve the U-values required for compliance with Building Regulations.
The Kingspan Thermataper range has been specifically designed to prevent the formation of water ponds (the most common cause of failure of flat roofs) by providing effective roof falls for both new and existing flat roofs. Each solution in the range has been specifically developed for use beneath a particular waterproofing membrane.