Bracknell Roofing has played a lead role in the construction of a new multi-million pound supermarket, which saw the roofing specialist complete the entire roof works in just 14 weeks.
Appointed by MACE to carry out the works, Bracknell Roofing’s team of experts worked closely with the contractor to achieve the quality aesthetics that the new ASDA superstore in Ware, Hertfordshire demanded.
The roof build consisted of the development of 2,000m² of slated mansard roof, a 400m² tiled lantern style roof and 800m² of new slating on an existing building at the previously disused site, which now serves as the back of house for the main store.
500x250mm natural slates were specified to create a striking design on the new mansard roof and for the slating on the back of house area, while Marley Eternit’s Acme Heather Blend – a single camber clay tile, ideal for low pitch roofs – was incorporated on the lantern roofs. An insulated tile support panel system from Kingspan was also incorporated into areas of the roof to ensure a long-term weatherproof solution for the building.
As well as installing the entire roof covering, Bracknell’s expert team also installed the trussed rafter structure, along with the UPVC fascia and soffit and aluminium PPC rainwater gutters and downpipes.
Due to the size of the project and the crucial time frame for the roof construction, Bracknell had to overcome a number of logistical challenges – not least ensuring the safety and productivity of the 300 construction workers on site at any one time, as well as navigating heavy traffic around the site. To ensure the delivery of a high quality roof on time and in budget, Bracknell Roofing deployed two specialist teams; one to focus on the trusses, fascia, soffit and rainwater gutters and the other to complete slating, tiling and the installation of support panels.
Chris Broadhead, project manager at MACE, said: “Due to the demanding timescale and nature of the work required, we needed a roofing specialist that could deliver a high-quality aesthetic result on schedule. The industry skills and expertise offered by Bracknell Roofing are evident in the ASDA project, which was completed in time for the store’s spring 2015 opening, to a high quality of workmanship and to the great satisfaction of our client.”
Peter Edwards, national project manager at Bracknell Roofing, added: “This project is a prime example of how the specification of the right roofing materials can provide a striking finish to any commercial build. However, we also understand that the time of installation is crucial for all sites. We pride ourselves on delivering the right level of expertise and quality workmanship in the right timeframes in all of our projects, which has been demonstrated by our teams involved in this ambitious build.”