31 Oct 2008 02:10:32
Alumasc green roofs win at NFRC Awards
Following their recent success in the BREEAM Awards, Alumasc was celebrating yet again at the NFRC Awards in London on Friday 14 May.
This time, Alumasc's ZinCo green roofs were the centre of attention, clinching the NFRC Green Roof Award for the exemplary installation at Rockliffe Park Hotel near Darlington in the North East.
Roofclad Systems of Durham installed 1600m² of Alumasc's ZinCo green roof system on the new golf clubhouse at Rockliffe – located in the preserved countryside of the listed hotel building. The project presented a challenging design brief to architects Browne Smith Baker of Newcastle, who worked closely with Alumasc's technical team to create the ideal solution for the project. The location for the new clubhouse building was carefully identified to ensure it sat low down in the landscape, with the green roof blending seamlessly into the countryside, making the clubhouse almost invisible from the hotel.
A variety of wild grasses were chosen to harmonise with surrounding plant species and to complement the natural timber profile of the clubhouse facade. Requiring only a shallow growing medium, the green roof offered a much lighter option than turf, which in turn enabled the specification of more cost effective materials for use in the underlying roof structure, which, as a result, would not be required to support as much weight.
Alumasc's managing director Robert Littlewood commented: "Rockliffe Park is a shining example of how green roofs can be sensitively applied in areas of natural beauty. This award is testament to Alumasc's approved contractor Roofclad and our own technical support stam who pulled out the stops to ensure the successful delivery of such a stunning roof."
For more information on ZinCo green roofs from Alumasc, please contact us.