Sika-Trocal has supplied 600m² of single ply membrane to a new build facility by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for the families of young patients being treated in hospital.
Sika-Trocal’s solutions were specified as part of a high performance waterproofing system at the charity’s new-build facility at the South Glasgow Hospital Campus, which includes a living roof and a series of projecting window pods.
Working with main contractor CCG, McConnell Roofing was appointed to complete the single ply elements of the roofing contract and applied 500m² of Sika-Trocal SGmA for the main roof area. This application formed part of a complete green roof system comprising vapour control layer, PIR insulation, Sika-Trocal SGmA waterproof covering, Sika-Trocal SBv protection and separation layer, drainage layer and vegetation.
Sika Trocal says the mechanically fixed SGmA system ensured McConnell completed this crucial project element on time and with minimal impact on other trades on site. Mechanical fastening also allowed McConnell to secure both the membrane and the insulation in one go, reducing costs and time with a strong and safe fixing method.
As part of the overall application, McConnell also installed 100m² of Type S single ply membrane over a series of window pods. Offering exceptional waterproofing and durability, Sika Trocal says the cold-applied Type S roofing membrane is also approved by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) to have a life expectancy of up to 35 years.
Ken Wales, general manager at McConnell Roofing, said: “We have been installing Sika-Trocal single ply membranes on successful projects for many, many years. With the tight site and a series of intricate detailing works presenting a number of challenges, Sika-Trocal’s single ply membranes once again proved the perfect solution at Ronald McDonald House.”
Completed within a two-month period by a project team of four, the innovative application of both the SGmA and Type S solutions by McConnell Roofing ensured the project remained on track for its summer 2015 completion.