The Glasgow House project, an innovative prototype housing development in the West of Scotland, which aimed to significantly reduce energy consumption costs and address fuel poverty, has been applauded by authorities after monitoring outcomes confirmed it is performing far better than current regulatory levels require.
The pilot project, a three-way partnership between PRP Architects, City Building and Glasgow Housing Association, consists of two masonry houses, and two highly insulated timber frame houses.
Both house types used the James Jones & Sons’ IntelliRoof, which combined highly insulated JJI-Joist pre-fabricated roof sections; 300mm Rockwool flexi insulation; and either concrete or rubber roof tiles, the latter manufactured from recycled car tyres. Designed to deliver U-values of 0.13W/m^2K, the roof structure also offered the potential of a highly insulated loft space for future adaption.
Jim Cooke, City Building’s Head of Design and Partnerships, explains that the IntelliRoof’s capability to host a ‘room in the roof’ made specifying the product an easy choice:
“It’s what we like to call the Glasgow House’s ‘hidden secret’ – from the outside it looks like a two-storey building, but thanks to the IntelliRoof we have been able to accommodate a third storey.”
Bryan Galloway, City Building’s Head of New Housing Construction also paid tribute to the IntelliRoof’s pre-fabricated manufacturing process:
“Attaching a roof to a building is usually a stick-by-stick process, but we were simply able to crane in the IntelliRoof, which saved a significant amount of time. It also reduced the risks associated with on-site construction.”
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