Airtightness performance gives Aberdeen academy school a boost

The construction of a £44 million contemporary secondary school in Aberdeen will incorporate airtightness performance from the Frametite air barrier system from A. Proctor Group.

Designed by JM Architects, ‘Lochside Academy’ will provide educational facilities for 1,350 pupils in the south of Aberdeen. The school will feature a three-storey teaching block with rooftop art studio, a sports block with 25m swimming pool and a single storey wing.

Main contractor Balfour Beatty required an air tightness membrane and in conjunction with sub-contractor A & E Construction Falkirk chose the Frametite System as an external air barrier.
The Frametite System comprises Frametite,
a low-resistance vapour permeable air barrier for walls plus Wraptite Tape.

By reducing the likelihood of potential failures to meet designed airtightness levels, the Frametite System helps ensure “as-designed” performance, narrowing the performance gap between as-designed and actual energy performance.