Wraptite Tape has once again delivered total peace of mind to the property owners of a brand new Premier Inn hotel in Leeds, providing a vapour permeable air barrier and maintaining the integrity of the building envelope.
The new 136 bedroom, 9-storey hotel was designed by architects Cartwright Pickard, and forms part of the exciting Whitehall Riverside Scheme in the West End of Leeds city centre.
Wraptite Tape was installed as a superior solution to seal the joints on the rigid insulation board behind the rainscreen cladding. Typically an aluminium coated Butyl adhesive tape would be used to seal joints, openings and penetrations. Whilst providing a seal against air leakage, these tapes may not only prevent air, but also prevent the movement of moisture vapour, leading to potential problems and damage to the boards underneath over time.