About the Project:
We were hired to install a new roof on a new building under construction for a new fire station in Lancaster.
- This project brought several unique challenges, including:
- Needing to create profiles in a particular way. It was essential that these were straight otherwise they would not have imitated a zinc standing roof
- Adding tricky detail on the main roof
- Needing to flash inside of some steel to keep the roof water tight
For this system we opted for an IKO Armourplan Fleeceback membrane which is a glass tissue reinforced fleece backed PVC membrane. This offers exceptional mechanical properties and product performance as well as high UV resistance and a long service life.
As per the manufacturers recommendations, this was secured with low foaming glue as part of a fully adhered system. The low foaming glue is specially formulated to allow rapid and safe bonding of suitable membranes, which made it perfect for this particular project. As a high performance, moisture cured, single part adhesive, the low foaming glue was cold applied and lap joints were welded with a hot air gun.
For insulation, this project required 140mm tissue faced insulation board. This is a rigid thermoset insulation core which is faced on both sides with a coated glass tissue facing. This type of insulation is high performance and fibre free, providing a high level of insulation.
We also installed a box gutter all around the perimeter with a high quality trim finish.
The 2 lower roofs that were created with the same specification, with profiles only used on the top roof.
At the end of this project:
- All works passed inspection by the manufacturer technician, as well as electronic testing
- The client was extremely happy with how the roof looked.
- The requirements for the 15 year guarantee were met
- The manufacturer field inspector commented: “You can tell , time and effort has been put into this. Looks really well.”