A 150 year-old former wharf is delivering an enlightened approach to refurbishment as a result of strategic thinking by the roofing company.
Pickfords Wharf today houses offices and £1m+ apartments in Clink St, overlooking the replica of The Golden Hind on the River Thames.
Hybrid Roofing of Basildon solved the problem of weather ingress through the banks of 26 metal-clad northlights in a refurbishment that utilised Protan SE1.2mm single ply membrane standard overlap, mechanically fixed.
Terry Brooks, managing director for Hybrid, said: “The original plan was to use a standing seam system. The cost would have been prohibitive, let alone the logistics of trying to get sheets of metal through London, along the narrow street, and then up five storeys!
“Proposing Protan instead still met their requirements in terms of fitness for purpose, and enabled us to complete the project in a fraction of the time, with considerably less effort, as we could handle rolls of membrane more efficiently.”
Protan says its SE single ply membrane, available in 1.2mm, 1.6mm and 1.8mm, is developed to cope with even the most extreme weather conditions without detriment: it is certified to ≤ -30°.
Hot-air welded at joints and mechanically fixed to the roof, the membrane achieves durability in excess of 30 years, with air leakage controlled / minimised in line with latest Building Regulations.
Protan SE membrane is also certified to deliver the energy efficiency requirements laid down in Approved Document L, and, under the Green Guide, achieve an A+ rating.