Permo® air for £3m school extension

A £3m development of two residential blocks for boarders at Housman Hall School Bromsgrove saw Klober Permo® air specified by Rowbotham Architects. The buildings each provide 49 en-suite study bedrooms and were designed to be vernacular in form. The old central house at Housman Hall, formerly the home of poet AE Housman, is Grade II-listed, the school being considered an important landmark which sits within the Bromsgrove Conservation Area.

Permo® air was chosen as, unlike vapour permeable underlays, it is approved by the NHBC for use without supporting high level ventilation. It has, therefore, enabled both long span roofs to be unaffected by vents within the roofline.