UNITED KINGDOM – IKO Polymeric’s TPE membrane, Spectraplan, was chosen as the ideal material for a unique project in Herefordshire; re-roofing a Buddhist Centre. The building uses as much alternative energy sourcing as possible and everything is designed to have minimal impact – including the roof, so environmental credentials were as important as looks.
The unobtrusive nature of the Spectraplan system together with its environmental benefits made it a perfect fit for the building and its surrounding 18th century Coach House as TPE is free from halogens, plasticisers, HCFCs and heavy metals. In addition, as the hot air welding process doesn’t require solvents or generate smoke it provides a fumeless, safe working environment. The centre is now a perfect retreat!