JH Price & Sons achieve classic showcase with Tobermore paving & walling

County Down. Long-standing Northern Ireland housebuilder, JH Price & Sons, designed the 71 homes to the highest specification and having worked with Tobermore on a regular basis over the last two decades, the developer found that Tobermore had the ideal paving and walling products that would create the warm, elegant style desired at Laurel Bank. Henry Price, Owner at JH Price & Sons,


explained more about the project: “Laurel Bank was developed to serve the need for housing in the Moneyreagh area. The location offers the richness of countryside living and the conven- ience of being just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Belfast. When it came to sourcing external building products, we wanted to use a combination finish of bricks and blocks to create a unique finish.” JH Price & Sons had traditionally been an

advocate of clay bricks but when Henry saw Tobermore’s concrete alternatives, this was a game changer as he explained: “I was really impressed with the aesthetics and performance capability of Tobermore’s Lansdowne facing

brick and Country Stone Walling and I could see how they would work well together.” Tobermore’s Lansdowne facing brick is manufactured with an aged, antique appear- ance that creates a rich, charming feel. The best iron oxide colour pigments are used to ensure the product colours are strong and rich, and most importantly, that this vibrancy is retained over the years. Next on the agenda for the external finishes

at Laurel Bank was the landscape design, an essential element in creating homes with kerb appeal. Paving was the obvious hard landscap-

aurel Bank is a charming development of distinguished homes nestled in the peace and tranquillity of Moneyreagh village in

ing material for the developer: “I’ve worked with Tobermore on a number of successful projects over the last 20 years and there have never been any issues. The paving products produced are the best quality in the marketplace. I simply wouldn’t go anywhere else for paving. Penny, a landscape designer at Tobermore,

explained the design concept: “With Laurel Bank there was much more freedom and creativity than normally granted with a commercial development due to the trust Henry Price placed in Tobermore. There was a focus on curvature rather than straight lines as the plots on site were not built in straight lines - the use of curved lawns and paving designs helped tie this together.” The four bedroom detached and three

bedroom semi-detached homes at Laurel Bank were constructed in a variety of styles. The site is a testament to JH Price & Sons’ reputation for attention to detail and superb internal and external finishes and is fantastic showcase for Tobermore paving and walling products. Keep up to date with Tobermore’s latest

projects on the new company website. 028 7964 2411

Construction membrane delivers thermal efficiency and insulation cost savings


rotect Membranes, UK producer of roofing and construction membranes, has introduced Protect TF InterFoil,

a CE marked, highly reflective insulating breather membrane designed for use within a timber frame wall panel to enhance its overall thermal performance. Ideally suited to offsite and modular construction, Protect TF InterFoil features a low emissivity, vapour permeable reflective surface, using the tried and tested technology of TF200 Thermo, which can be installed either side of the insulation in conjunction with a 20mm air cavity. This means the building developer and fabricator can move from more expensive, rigid high-density boards to fibrous or EPS insulants without increasing panel sizes, thereby achieving material cost savings. When Protect TF InterFoil is used with

Protect TF200 Thermo insulating breather membrane on the external face of the sheathing board and Protect VC Foil Ultra insulating vapour control layer on the warm side of 100mm 0.032 lambda insulation within a typical 140mm deep timber stud section, the overall wall construction can achieve U-values as low as 0.18W/m2

K. This meets the more onerous Fabric 1 8

Energy Efficiency requirements detailed in Building Regulations Part L1A. John Mellor, Product Manager comments,

“With the ongoing material supply and price instability of PIR rigid board insulation, using Protect TF InterFoil as part of a timber frame or modular wall system offers opportunities to make meaningful material savings whilst retaining low U-values, without increasing the size of their panels. Our Technical team offers a full U-value calculation service to demonstrate how using Protect TF InterFoil can benefit the overall build.”

Available in different roll sizes, including 2.4m and 1.2m widths and 100m lengths, Protect TF InterFoil is installed with the Protect Cavit-E Tray, an insulation spacer designed to create the 20mm low emissivity airspace within the depth of the wall stud on either or both sides of a fibrous insulation. Alternatively, EPS insulation boards from

Jablite (JTWS-TF) have integral ribs on both sides which create the required airspaces.

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