Alumasc look back at their first Blue Roof installation from over 3 years ago – University of Bristol Lecture Theatre

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Back in 2015 Alumasc Roofing Systems installed their pioneering Blue Roof Water Attenuation System ‘BluRoof’ at University of Bristol’s Arts and Social Sciences Lecture Theatre – the first Alumasc BluRoof system installed within the UK.

As part of University of Bristol’s sustainable construction project and aim of ensuring that any green space lost to the building is not only replaced, but actively enhanced, meant that a solution was needed for the Theatre roof that was not only highly sustainable but reliable.

Over the past three years the BluRoof System has provided the ideal solution for the University by avoiding the costly excavation of the bedrock beneath the University for added drainage by attenuating the rainwater and controlling the flow rate at which it leaves. This water attenuation, in conjunction with the drainage layers, has helped the Blackdown Green Roof’s variety of Bio-diverse plant species to flourish, which has made a noticeable difference in terms of benefitting the surrounding wildlife as observed by students, teachers and the local community alike.

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University of Bristol’s BluRoof has also helped regulate the building’s temperature over the past three years via the warm roof/insulation layer included within the system – thus helping make the building more energy efficient.

Since the implementation of the various sustainable solutions and systems by Bristol University they have achieved the highest BREEAM rating possible – ‘Excellent’.

The university has undoubtedly benefitted from Alumasc’s patented BluRoof System along with Alumasc’s knowledge and experience within the roofing and drainage industry when implementing the system. This vital, tested, proven knowledge and experience not only of the roofing industry but also drainage gives Alumasc a unique advantage by being able to provide all components involved in designing a successful Blue Roof from one, single source.

This historic partnership between Alumasc Roofing Horticultural and Drainage Divisions is, we believe, integral to the success of a roofing system of this nature and backed up by Alumasc’s single source warranties provide the customer with ultimate peace of mind.

For further information regarding Alumasc’s BluRoof Systems click here, if you would like to find out the key benefits of Alumasc’s BluRoof Single Point Warranty click here.

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