Klober has received a boost for its low resistance air-open underlay Permo® air with certification by Local Authority Building Control (LABC) for its Registered Details scheme.
LABC’s Registered Details scheme is a one-off certification process that proves compliance with Building Regulations and Standards across England, Wales and Scotland
In the past, variable performance of vapour permeable underlays led to the NHBC and BSI deciding that only air-open membranes could be used without supporting high level ventilation. Designed to meet this requirement and prevent condensation forming in the roofspace, Klober Permo air offers a high level of breathability. It has a water vapour transmission sd-Value of 0.009m and a water vapour resistance confirmed to be as low as 0.045 MNs/g.
For new builds, particularly those with complex roof designs, underlay performance can be under great strain during the critical drying out period. Permo air’s use on both cold and warm roof installations avoids the additional cost of supporting ventilation and offers the benefit of having been tested for wind uplift resistance by the BRE. It found the membrane to be suitable for use up to Zone 5 on the BS 5534:2014 + A2:2018 wind zone map (with laps taped or battened in zones 4 and 5).
Commenting on the certification Graham Copson, Product Systems Manager – Components, said: “Certification from LABC for its Registered Details scheme is great news for Klober. Registering Permo® air with LABC increases industry confidence in this already popular product and it helps ensure acceptance by all local authorities across the country.”