Building that performs to the highest standards of thermal efficiency and air-tightness
Ensuring that new buildings are designed to achieve high levels of environmental performance is one of the key challenges facing the construction industry today.
In view of the fact that nearly half of all energy consumption is related to the operational use of buildings, it comes as no surprise that the Government is looking at ways to reduce carbon emissions in this area.
Committed sustainability new build
Illustrating what can be achieved with a committed sustainability new build programme, Lamba Trading Company Ltd at Trafford Park in Manchester, is a case in point.
Originally a removals and storage facility, the building was destroyed in April 2008 by a fire that resulted in total demolition of the original building. As a result of the damage, a rebuild programme was undertaken to construct a new industrial storage and distribution facility.
Lamba Trading Company’s new building
Over 3,700 metres of Corus Colorcoat HPS 200 Ultra® in Goosewing Grey and Merlin was used on Lamba Trading Company’s new building wall cladding.
With full 40 year Confidex® Guarantees on both the roof and walls, the building is protected for 40 years against excessive colour fade and cut edge corrosion, the longest on the market.
Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® was used as part of a Corus Panels and Profiles built-up system and achieved excellent standards of air-tightness and thermal efficiency with an air leakage rate of just 5m3/h/m2 – less than 10m2/h/m2 – which is well within maximum permissible leakage rates for buildings within Part L of the Building Regulations.
“A key requirement for the new industrial development was ensuring that it complied with Building Regulations Part L for England and Wales“. Mark Green, Contract Manager, Northern Cladding