Bauder to showcase its sustainability solutions at Futurebuild

Leading flat roof manufacturer, Bauder, will once again be exhibiting at Futurebuild at the ExCeL in March. After the success of last years’ show, Bauder is thrilled to be returning to one of the industry’s most prominent exhibitions with an exciting new flat roofing system.

Futurebuild, which is the evolution of Ecobuild, has been running since 2005 and will host its 14th event this year. Futurebuild 2019 will bring together opinion shapers, decision makers and product innovators for one common purpose; to explore the latest technologies and approaches and debate the biggest issues facing the construction industry both now and in the future. Dedicating individual zones for specific sectors of the industry will see the show split into 7 areas: the Offsite hub, the Urban Infrastructure hub, the Materials hub, the Energy hub, the Buildings hub, the Interiors hub and the Waste zone. Bauder will be situated in the Buildings hub on stand D100 this year.

Bauder provides a range of flat roof waterproofing solutions to make buildings watertight, insulation for thermal efficiency, solar PV arrays for renewable energy generation and green roofs to support the environment and create better living and working spaces for people. At last year’s show, Bauder launched its most recent addition to its solution offerings in BauderBLUE. This blue roof system has been developed to alleviate flooding in flood sensitive areas in accordance with SuDS legislation. Nigel Blacklock, Bauder’s Technical Director, spoke at the launch.

“With the introduction of the SuDS legislation and the subsequent requirements for developments in built up and flood sensitive areas, the evolution of our ever-popular green roof system was a natural process. Using rooftop and podium solutions will address the excess water issue at source by providing the necessary drainage to ensure structural integrity along with regulation compliance and optimal waterproofing.”

This year at Futurebuild, the Bauder stand will be split into 3 main areas to display the complete portfolio of Bauder’s insulation options including its new Tapered insulation scheme as well as showcasing its full range of waterproofing solutions and their multiple variations. At the forefront of the stand a bespoke pod will display Bauder’s most innovative roofing solution to date.

The showstopping feature on the stand for 2019 combines a total of 4 flat roof systems to create one multifunctional solution. The revolutionary solar PV mounting system for biodiverse or extensive green roofs, BioSOLAR,also incorporate BauderBLUE, essentially bringing 3 sustainable solutions together in one system. A key element of the BioSOLAR system is that the front edge of the PV panel is set at around 300mm above the level of the substrate, which allows liberal growing room for the extensive vegetation without blocking light to the polycrystalline solar cells that would otherwise reduce the efficiency of the panels. This height setting also enables light and moisture to reach beneath the panel to support the plants below. The BauderBLUE element is a sustainable drainage method designed to attenuate and manage stormwater on a flat roof over a 24-hour period via a restrictive flow outlet.

Tom Raftery, Bauder’s SOLAR Manager discusses the combinations of systems, “One of the most common questions I am currently asked is whether we can combine a blue roof with solar. BioSOLAR systems can be very easily combined with a Blue Roof as long as an extensive or biodiverse green roof is also included. More than any other type of flat roof it is important to avoid penetrations through a blue roof. As the BioSOLAR system sits above the void former there are no risks to the waterproofing and the 3 different elements work seamlessly together.”

For the duration of the show Bauder’s product managers and technical experts will be on the stand to answer all of your questions and discuss any of your upcoming projects. New for 2019, we have incorporated a lounge area where you can share any project details you wish to bring along in a comfortable and relaxed setting. To discover all of our products be sure to visit stand D100 at the ExCeL from the 5th to the 7th of March at Futurebuild.

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