Restoring hope with college roof refurb

The image above shows the roof at Hopewood Hall College before the refurbishment and the image below shows the finished project
The image above shows the roof at Hopewood Hall College before the refurbishment and the image below shows the finished project

Working with Enviroply Roofing, IKO Polymeric delivered an aesthetically pleasing roof for the refurbishment of Hopewood Hall College. Using plywood and insulation to create new substrates, 900m² felt roof was overlaid with Armourplan PSG single ply membrane with no disruption to the students and teachers. Armourplan P was used for detailing for a neater look.

The project was a challenge as the details on the rooflights were complex and required good workmanship and installation skills. The old rooflights had rotted and caused failures at the junctions of the existing bituminous waterproofing layer.

Each separate roof area was connected by distinct “pods” that were neatly refurbished by using a 30mm IKO Enertherm PIR insulation board and adhering a non-fleece backed Armourplan P membrane with contact adhesive to fully encapsulate the damage.

Accuracy was very important to give these complex details a neat and tidy look. IKO Polymeric’s flexible Armourplan PSG membrane, which was installed on the main roof areas, was the perfect fit for this job. Registered roofing contractor Enviroply Roofing demonstrated all the necessary skills to cope with the complexity of this project and managed to deliver an aesthetically pleasing roof.

Armourplan PSG was specified for this project to meet the 20-year guarantee required by the client. As a result of having higher polymer content throughout (even on the lower layers) and better performance reinforcement, this membrane offers enhanced benefits over standard PVC membranes. With only 1.2mm thickness, installation is made easier whilst also providing a longer lasting life expectancy to meet the guarantee requirement.

All the refurbishment work was carried out in the normal business hours of the building, ensuring disruption was kept to a minimum whilst the work progressed efficiently within the strict deadline.

IKO Polymeric’s distribution partner SIG D&T played a significant role in completing the project in such a short timescale. Due to the limited storage space, all the membrane and accessories were stocked in SIG D&T’s local branch, allowing the contractor to order and collect as required, effectively avoiding potential delays.

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