Flockton Primary School is a small village school in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. It was originally built in 1760. The school has been extended over the years and is now a beautiful stone building, perfect for teaching the children of the area. We were recently approached by Kirklees Council to insulate and re-roof the building in order to keep the children warmer during winter, with the added bonus of saving money on their energy bills.
We installed our successful Eco Roof™ system and re-roofed the school in reclaimed Welsh Blue slate to maintain the look of this heritage building. The Eco Roof™ is a high-tech insulation system designed by Ploughcroft which stops heat being lost through lofts or attics. At Flockton Primary School, it is estimated that the building was losing 40% of its heat through the roof.
The existing roof had a heat loss value (or U-Value) of 2.3 WM2k (watts per metre squared Kelvin). After the Eco Roof™ was installed the heat loss value of the roof was calculated at 0.41WM2k which is nearly 6 times better at saving the heat and stopping it leaking through the roof. The project, which took 6 weeks to complete, will save Flockton Primary School huge amounts of energy, and leave the school with more cash to use on essential resources to teach the children.
The Eco Roof™ is perfect for schools, businesses and homes looking to stop heat escaping through roof. You could make savings of over £400 a year. There are thousands of stone buildings in Yorkshire where the attic contains little or no insulation, particularly in buildings built before 1967. This means the only thing keeping your heating in your home is the plasterboard and roof slates!