Water penetration into classrooms alerted the
Ofsted “outstanding” rated Colchester County High
School for Girls in Essex to a problem with its roofs.
Its premises advisors, Archer Building Consultancy,
turned to Langley to offer technical support for the
most efficient best-value rectification, with funding
provided by the school’s governing body, The Alpha
We carried out an in-depth roof condition report which highlighted
that the four flat asphalt and 10° pitched copper standing seam
roofs urgently need repair.
We advised the most efficient solution and use of resources was
to strip the copper roof back to the plywood deck and form a new
waterproof layer from our TA-30 Flat Roofing System and the
asphalt roofs overlaid with TA-30 and our Liquid Roofing System.
By leaving the original roof, we were able to minimise disruption.
In the process, we assessed the roofs for their suitability for
photovoltaic (PV) installation, then helped address energy costs:
one over a three-storey building was deemed appropriate. Finally,
in partnership with Archers, we supported the detail required to
apply for Salix funding to cover the supply and installation of the
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