Native Architects, York
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Posted: 30 September 2022
We’re delighted to announce that work has begun on the new zinc roof at All Hallows Leeds. Our client came to us with a problematic uninsulated and leaking church roof covered in concrete tiles that were cracking and in constant need of repair. We designed a new roof clad in zinc coated steel sheet and specified PAVATEXTIL P, a soft thermo-acoustic insulation product made primarily from cotton fibres extracted from recycled jeans and velvet. This is a soft, non itchy product to handle so helps the roofing contractor during the installation and does not drop dust or fibres. Zinc coated steel has many benefits over other materials as it is recyclable at the end of its life – usually good for at least a 60 year lifespan, the zinc has a low melting point meaning that it needs less energy to coat the steel, it benefits from ageing as it forms a protective patina which means it needs almost no maintenance and, unlike traditional lead roofs, is unattractive to thieves. The new roof at All Hallows Leeds will not only significantly reduce heating bills but it is environmentally friendly, sustainable and attractive. Work is now also underway to re-clad the bell tower in zinc coated steel following removal of concrete brickwork and the repair of the supporting steel structure.
Watch the film about the project from All Hallows Leeds by CLICKING THIS LINK
If you’re thinking of retrofitting a building please do get in touch. We pride ourselves on creating sustainable buildings that have minimal environmental impact.