Bramall Construction has specified Sandtofts PV48 solar roofing system for eight new houses in Parson Cross, Sheffield. The regeneration specialist is the first major building contractor in its sector to use the Sandtoft PV48 solar system since it was launched just three months ago.
Designed to integrate with virtually all types of slate and tile, the PV48 system incorporates black photovoltaic panels with matching, easy-to-fit flashings. 68 panels have been installed with 13,000 of Sandtofts 20/20 clay roof tiles, which are designed to lower labour and material costs, and cut completion times.
We chose the PV48 as it offered more flexibility than the other solar products we have used in the past, and requires minimal training to install, said Lauren Riley, Design and Build Coordinator at Bramall Construction. As the panels and flashings are both black, the system will also result in a very aesthetic appearance on the roof.
Andrew Lawton, sales director for Sandtoft added: We are delighted to be awarded this new contract with one of the country's leading community regeneration specialists.
Despite only being on the market since March, the PV48 system has generated a significant amount of interest from companies across the construction sector. One of its key benefits is that it can be integrated with other manufacturers roof tiles as well as those offered by Sandtoft, providing developers with a very flexible solution. It can also be quickly and efficiently installed by any roofing contractor, which saves time and ultimately money.
The eight, two-storey properties form part of a housing infill project in the area for Sheffield City Council. The scheme is being built on behalf of South Yorkshire Housing Association who will manage the homes once they are tenanted.