Historic Barn

This historic stone barn was converted into a luxury living space using a fully breathable woodfibre roof system. The use of natural cellulose materials helped to deliver excellent insulation performance to the finished family home. The system uses a water resistant interlocking woodfibre board over the rafters in a thermally unbridged layer, to provide a highly insulated and acoustically efficient roof.

A modern roof insulation system must do more than just protect building occupants from cold. It must create a comfortable and healthy environment in all possible combinations of external and internal conditions and control the effects of external heat, cold, noise and internal moisture generation.

As part of a building’s design it is important to consider the effects of summer overheating control, particularly when there are rooms in roofs or where the construction system is lightweight such as steel or timber frame.