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Uni of Reading Library, Berkshire

OVERVIEW

A £40 million investment, 13 roof areas, eight different roof levels, and a steady stream of visiting students to keep happy throughout – the University of Reading (UoR) Library’s complete refurbishment was a large and challenging project spanning three years.


Originally opened in 1964 and later extended in 1985, the library’s internal and external revamp was designed to increase space, improve facilities for individual study, provide better access and security across the building, and improve energy efficiency.


In addition to a new-build Café extension, a new entrance canopy, a new ground-to-roof level lift and stair core extension – each featuring a new flat roof area – there were also 10 existing flat roof areas refurbished, coupled with the replacement of windows and re-cladding of the building’s exterior.


Following a competitive tender based on an outline specification, Owlsworth Roofing, Sika Sarnafil single ply flat roofing specialists, impressed with the level of detail included in their quote and were awarded the contract by main contractor ISG.


Roofing:

  • Sika® Sarnafil G410-12 ELF.
  • Sika® Sarnafi G410-12 EL.
  • Sarnavap®-5000E SA.
  • Sarnavap® HD SA.
  • Primer 600.
  • Sikatherm® PIR Insulation and Sarnacol®-2162.

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