Remodelling of significant properties like The Holy Cross RC Primary School in Plymouth can be very rewarding and create truly inspiring spaces to live and work. Part of the challenge is maintaining the key architectural features of the existing building while the floor plan is converted into usable spaces making allowances for upgrading the existing(or lack of) insulation.
In this case, Henry W Pollard & Sons Ltd were to begin the remodelling of the existing church to form two new classrooms internally including a new mezzanine floor and associated mechanical and electrical upgrades. When the focus turned to achieving a thermal performance of 0.18, it became clear that with only 100mm rafters, traditional insulation could not offer a solution thin enough to retain the features of the intricate mouldings. That’s when the Site Manager, Gary, contacted SuperFOIL hoping to find a solution that could retain the desired features and still achieve the necessary high performance.
SuperFOIL SF40’s superior performance characteristics made it the obvious choice for the job. With a simple solution of SF40 and only 50mm PIR board between the rafters achieving a u-value of 0.18 and kept the ceiling level shallow enough to maintain all of the intricate architectural features of the church. The end result is a truly inspiring and WARM place to learn for the students of The Holy Cross RC Primary School.