There’s more than just books at Hay!

There’s more than just books at Hay!

Hay Castle overlooks the Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its annual book fair. The castle, now ruined, dates from the 12thtlx gold case study - hey castle century but there is also a 17th century Jacobean mansion adjacent on the site. The site was bought in 2011 by the Hay Castle Trust with the aim of preserving the buildings and using them as an exhibition and cultural venue, and ongoing progress can be followed on their website showing the restoration work by John Weaver Conservation which commenced in June 2018.

tlx gold case study - hey castleThe restoration of the roof aimed to combine traditional and modern materials that met the functional requirements for waterproofing and insulation, yet which do not pose a long-term risk to the fabric of the building. Being a fully breathable material, TLX Gold fitted the bill, having the reliability of a BBA-certified heavy-duty breather membrane yet at the same time providing insulation – saving 82% of the heat loss across the rafters, yet with no risk of interstitial condensation.

We’re glad that TLX Gold will play a small part in ensuring that Hay attracts year-round visitors rather than just those that come for the Book Festival!

The problem: reroofing a sensitive historic roof, but at the same time making things warmer for visitors below.

The solution: TLX Gold, the breathable multifoil solution that can simply be used in place of a conventional breather membrane.

  • Integral high quality breather membrane
  • Fully breathable – 0.5 MNs/g
  • U-value of 0.69 W/m2K when used by itself
  • No risk of interstitial condensation, even without a vapour barrier
  • No increase in roof height required

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