At the Elephant and Castle Town Centre, meticulously designed podium roofs feature non-combustible FOAMGLAS® insulation in an inverted roof system, covering an impressive 2,200 square meters. These roofing solutions integrate functionality and fire-resistant materials, making them an excellent choice for contemporary urban environments.

Prioritising Safety with FOAMGLAS® Insulation

The critical need for fire-resistant products in high-rise buildings drove the decision to use FOAMGLAS® insulation. As a non-combustible material, FOAMGLAS® INVATHERM provides excellent protection against fire hazards. Its inherent resistance to flames and Euroclass A1 rating ensures it does not contribute to fire spread.

Elephant and Castle Town Centre: Urban Fusion

A collaborative effort involving esteemed partners has been instrumental in the ambitious transformation of Elephant and Castle Town Centre. Among these partners are Allies and Morrisons (architects), Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd (main contractor), MAC Roofing (roofing contractor), and Quantum Insulation (approved distributor). Each entity has played a vital role in shaping this urban hub.

With their meticulous oversight, Quantum Insulation ensures that the FOAMGLAS® Invatherm insulation seamlessly integrates into the town centre's design. Their attention to detail and commitment to excellence significantly contribute to the project’s success. 

Consider the podiums, which are covered with both FOAMGLAS® INVATHERM® and FOAMGLAS® T3+ insulation. These podium roofs exemplify the project’s core values: safety, durability, and energy efficiency. The choice of these non-combustible insulation materials enhances safety and excellent compressive strength for pedestrian loads. 

  • Non-combustible insulation: FOAMGLAS® cellular glass achieves Euroclass A1, the highest classification for non-combustible building materials. FOAMGLAS® insulation does not burn, distort, produce flaming droplets, or contribute to smoke production.
  • Compressive Strength: FOAMGLAS® insulation shows exceptional compressive strength, making it an outstanding option for supporting heavy loads and maintaining structural integrity. Whether it’s pedestrian traffic on podium roofs or the weight of building components, FOAMGLAS®material's closed cell structure and rigidity are designed for long-lasting structural integrity. 
  • Thermal performance: FOAMGLAS® insulation offers a solution for various inverted roof systems to reach the required thermal performance. In the Elephant and Castle Town Center project, a double-layer system of FOAMGLAS® INVATHERM™ and FOAMGLAS® T3+ is used.

Safety is key, and FOAMGLAS® insulation plays a crucial role in protecting the building and vibrant urban environment of Elephant and Castle town Centre.®
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