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Glidevale Protect supports Vistry Group’s new zero carbon concept house

Leading building products manufacturer Glidevale Protect has supplied two of its market leading wall construction membranes for use at the Vistry Innovation Centre – a unique new concept house built in timber frame that signposts the products and technologies which will support the housebuilding industry on the road to net zero.

Developed by housebuilder Vistry Group, the new Vistry Innovation Centre features a flagship property that relies on a fabric first approach mixed with a range of cutting edge technologies needed to create the homes of the future. Glidevale Protect supplied a combination of its low emissivity products – Protect TF200 Thermo external wall breather membrane and the air and vapour control layer Protect VC Foil Ultra for the internal walls of the concept home. Both membranes feature a high quality reflective surface with strong aged thermal resistance that is designed to prevent heat loss, and when used together as a system, they are particularly effective at maximising thermal efficiency. With the two products having recently received independently verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), they are ideally suited for use in the next generation of low carbon homes.

Glidevale Protect is one of a number of innovative product manufacturers to support Vistry Group in the creation of this important research facility, having worked closely with leading builders’ merchant Jewson, one of the main sponsors on this project, in the supply of its construction membranes.

Jack Brayshaw, head of technical innovation at Vistry Group, commented: “Collaboration and support from our supply chain partners has been an integral part of the development of the Vistry Innovation Centre as we brought together more than 50 individual suppliers. The Centre is designed to pave the way for creating next generation, future-proofed homes so it was crucial to design and develop the property with the most energy efficient products available built on the foundation of a fabric first approach. The products and materials installed at the centre not only work well individually but together provide a holistic, whole house solution and we are pleased to include Glidevale Protect’s construction membranes in this project.”

Located at Vistry Works East Midlands, the housebuilder’s timber frame construction factory in Leicestershire, the Vistry Innovation Centre has been constructed using 18 different trades and 54 suppliers, featuring over 100 different products and smart technologies.

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