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RENOLIT solutions for solar panels at The Lansbury Heritage Hotel

RENOLIT solutions for solar panels at The Lansbury Heritage Hotel

RENOLIT have provided their RENOLIT ALKORPLAN F and RENOLIT ALKOSOLAR for a series of solar panels covering the roof of The Lansbury Heritage Hotel in Poplar.

One of the most important aims of the refurbishment was to improve the energy efficiency of the building, including the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on the 128 m2 roof. 44 panels were required, to provide total energy of just under 15kW.

Tony Brown, National Technical Manager UK , said: "RENOLIT roofing solutions also to provide the solid structure on which the solar panels could be mounted.”

"Work involved considerable modifications to the roof, with removal of the original mineral felt and softboard cover back to the timber planking deck. This was then replaced by new plywood sheeting, which served as a base for a RENOLIT ALKORPLAN F system with RENOLIT ALKORSOLAR."

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN F is a laminated membrane of flexible PVC reinforced with a central layer of woven polyester. Conforming to UEAtc (The European Union for technical approval in construction) guidelines, it provides waterproofing within mechanical fastener systems based on metal decking, wood, concrete, and other materials.

It has a longevity in excess of 40 years, confirmed by the products BBA Certificate.

RENOLIT ALKORSOLAR profiles enable reliable and long-lasting installation of solar panels on synthetic flat and pitched roofs, providing a wind-proof, totally watertight, very strong and light-weight solution.

It is suitable for new or existing roofs with PVC roofing membranes, for bonded and mechanically fastened systems, and is an ideal carrier system for securing diverse façade materials on the roof.

The product provides a unique solution which prevents penetration of the waterproofing. Wind tunnel tests carried out at the independent von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium showed that RENOLIT ALKORSOLAR profiles can withstand air speeds of up to 200 km/h without any problems.

Installation of the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN F membrane to protect the Lansbury Heritage Hotel was carried out over 10 days. It then took just one week to put the RENOLIT ALKORSOLAR and PV system in place.

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