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The benefits of Alumasc's BluRoof single point warranty

The benefits of Alumasc's BluRoof single point warranty

Alumasc Roofing

Alumasc’s Blue Roof system is a single source, fully warranted waterproofing and sustainable drainage solution. Exploiting the combined expertise of Alumasc’s Roofing Division and Harmer Engineered Drainage Systems; allowing a truly single source solution that we believe is integral to a system of this nature. This is because the system has been tested by Alumasc working in conjunction with consulting engineers and test houses to guarantee system performance throughout the life cycle of the roof or podium.
Alumasc reaches new heights on The Shard in London

Alumasc reaches new heights on The Shard in London

Alumasc Roofing

Being Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard is the latest in a long line of prestigious London landmark projects to be protected by Alumasc’s Hydrotech hot melt waterproofing system. This iconic building joins well-known developments such as Canary Wharf, Bishopsgate and Tate Modern where Hydrotech has been successfully used, signifying new heights for the market leading structural waterproofing system. A total of 3500 metres of Hydrotech has been installed across various levels of the 310m (1,016ft) landmark building, whose glass façade now dominates the London skyline.
Alumasc waterproof RIBA National Award winners 2018

Alumasc waterproof RIBA National Award winners 2018

Alumasc Roofing

The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture – Alumasc’s Hydrotech high performance structural waterproofing was used on four winning buildings – Kings Cross Triplets, Riverlight, the Leadenhall (Cheesegrater) building, and the V&A Museum, highlighting Hydrotech as the ideal choice when selecting long-term durable waterproofing for high profile prestigious projects.
Alumasc reaches new heights on The Shard in London

Alumasc reaches new heights on The Shard in London

Alumasc Building Products Ltd

Being Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard is the latest in a long line of prestigious London landmark projects to be protected by Alumasc’s Hydrotech hot melt waterproofing system. This iconic building joins well-known developments such as Canary Wharf, Bishopsgate and Tate Modern where Hydrotech has been successfully used, signifying new heights for the market leading structural waterproofing system. A total of 3500 metres of Hydrotech has been installed across various levels of the 310m (1,016ft) landmark building, whose glass façade now dominates the London skyline.
Alumasc Rainwater specified for London’s iconic Duke Street apartments

Alumasc Rainwater specified for London’s iconic Duke Street apartments

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

Alumasc Rainwater, the leading UK supplier of Aluminium, Cast Iron and Steel rainwater, was specified for the installation of new guttering systems at London’s iconic Duke Street apartments. Set in the heart of the West End, Duke Street is a high end area of commercialised buildings and expensive flats. Some of the listed properties on the street date back as early as the 18th century. Alumasc Rainwater’s range fitted perfectly in this setting. Painted Cast Iron and Heritage Cast Aluminium were specified by Latitude Architects.
Alumasc Skyline adds perfect finishing touch to new Channel Island homes

Alumasc Skyline adds perfect finishing touch to new Channel Island homes

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

Alumasc Skyline Facia, Soffit & Copings, part of Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS), provided the perfect finishing touch for four £2 million homes on the site of a former nursing home in Jersey. The design of the new homes called for a practical facia and soffit system which would be aesthetically pleasing and competitively priced. The architect, Scott Smith of Godel Architects, worked with Jeff Russ, the contractor, and Precision Plastics, Alumasc’s Jersey stockists, to achieve the perfect look.
Alumasc Creates Bespoke Fascia Soffit System for Stylish Council Offices

Alumasc Creates Bespoke Fascia Soffit System for Stylish Council Offices

Alumasc Building Products Ltd

Alumasc Skyline Fascia and Soffit system has made a significant contribution to the design of Kingswood Locality Hub, which forms part of the redevelopment of Kingswood Civic Centre in South Gloucestershire
Alumasc look back at their first blue roof installation from over 3 years ago - University of Bristol Lecture Theatre

Alumasc look back at their first blue roof installation from over 3 years ago - University of Bristol Lecture Theatre

Alumasc Roofing

Back in 2015 Alumasc Roofing Systems installed their pioneering Blue Roof Water Attenuation System ‘BluRoof’ at University of Bristol’s Arts and Social Sciences Lecture Theatre – the first Alumasc BluRoof system installed within the UK.
Alumasc Skyline adds perfect finishing touch to assisted living complex

Alumasc Skyline adds perfect finishing touch to assisted living complex

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

Alumasc Skyline was recently chosen by contractors Tetraclad to design and supply bespoke soffits and fascia for the assisted living complex Greenfields in Leighton Buzzard. The prestigious development is made up of 82 one and two bedroomed apartments, designed for over 55s. The apartments are finished to a high standard and are available on a rental or shared ownership basis, with extra care assistance available for those who need it. .
Alumasc Rainwater gives award winning nursery gardens a new lease of life

Alumasc Rainwater gives award winning nursery gardens a new lease of life

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

David Austin Roses, award winning rose growers and home of the National Rose Collection, has recently installed Alumasc Rainwater steel gutters and downpipes at its nursery tea rooms in Shrewsbury. Following a recent extension they wanted to give the property a new lease of life as the existing plastic rainwater was becoming unsightly and tired. Rainwater specialists Roweaver Developments Ltd recommended the perfect solution for David Austin Roses with Alumasc’s contemporary steel range. The replacement steel guttering complements the timber cladding of the building and fits in with the overall look of its well-kept gardens.
Alumasc provide a single sourced building envelope for Birmingham City Council.

Alumasc provide a single sourced building envelope for Birmingham City Council.

Alumasc Roofing

Rea Street, located in Central Birmingham are Residential flats owned and provided to residents by Birmingham City Council. Following a recent, annual building survey, the decision was made that a full building envelope refurbishment needed to take place to further prolong the building’s life, improve thermal efficiency and improve the inhabitant’s lives.
Alumasc provide Glasgow City Council with a single sourced, sustainable building envelope solution for Ellerslie Road, Glasgow

Alumasc provide Glasgow City Council with a single sourced, sustainable building envelope solution for Ellerslie Road, Glasgow

Alumasc Roofing

Constructed by CCG, The Ellerslie Road Development is a new build, high rise residential project located in the Yoker district of Glasgow on the northern bank of the River Clyde and is the tallest CLT building in Scotland.
Alumasc Apex Heritage Cast Iron products trusted to complete refurb of iconic Royal Albert Hall’s Water Management

Alumasc Apex Heritage Cast Iron products trusted to complete refurb of iconic Royal Albert Hall’s Water Management

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

The Royal Albert Hall in the heart of vibrant west London is distinctive for its unique circular architecture and Victorian styling, and famous for bringing a wealth of high-brow art and culture to the city since it opened in 1871. A building such as the Royal Albert Hall is not only a building, but part of the heritage of its surrounding community. For this reason, the Royal Albert Hall Grade One Listed and meaning all proposed renovation works must meet strict regulations put in place to ensure the preservation and respectful enhancement of the building.
Fire Test puts latest Derbigum Warm Roof Systems through their paces

Fire Test puts latest Derbigum Warm Roof Systems through their paces

Alumasc Roofing

With recent events in the UK highlighting the requirement for compliance with up to date and relevant fire test standards, Alumasc Roofing Systems have conducted further fire tests on the market leading Derbigum high performance bituminous membrane warm roof system.
30-year old plus flat roofs still going strong

30-year old plus flat roofs still going strong

Alumasc Roofing

Alumasc Roofing Systems’ Derbigum bituminous membranes provide over 40 years durability and last year gained updated BBA certification confirming this. However, prior to the updated certification being published over 700 million m2 of Derbigum products have been installed worldwide since 1932. This proves the immense reputation the Derbigum product holds amongst specifiers throughout the world.
Seamless cohesion’ achieved for London’s Victoria and Albert Museum

Seamless cohesion’ achieved for London’s Victoria and Albert Museum

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

In its largest building project in over 100 years, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Exhibition Road Quarter achieves architectural cohesion between museum and street with the help of Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) and Alumasc Roofing Systems. In a project that demonstrates expertise across the full building envelope, Alumasc Wade HCE drainage channels and access covers were installed to provide almost invisible yet functional water management, and a bespoke hybrid roofing system installed using Hydrotech and Derbigum.
Harmer Drainage specified for new Hilton Hotel, Minories London

Harmer Drainage specified for new Hilton Hotel, Minories London

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

Harmer Building Drainage, part of Alumasc Water Management Systems (AWMS), has recently supplied its leading SML below ground drainage system to a major London development. The project, sited at The Minories, Aldgate, sees the introduction of the first Canopy by Hilton hotel in the UK which is scheduled to open in 2018. Working with contractors PCW Drainage Ltd and A J Morrisroe, Harmer supplied below ground drainage for the hotel’s new double storey basement box.
Hydrotech Structural Waterproofing and Derbigum Warm Roof System – The Brunswick Centre, London

Hydrotech Structural Waterproofing and Derbigum Warm Roof System – The Brunswick Centre, London

Alumasc Roofing

The Brunswick Shopping Centre in London required a refurbishment to bring it into the modern era. This included providing the waterproofing solutions to all the main piazzas, walkways and podiums. With over 50 years zero product failures Hydrotech Structural Waterproofing was installed, this included a build up of XPS Inverted Insulation and the Hydrotech Hot Melt itself. Beneath these piazzas is a cinema and car park, therefore waterproofing integrity was vital. Hydrotech Hot Melt Waterproofing is fully BBA approved.
Maintaining your green roof using temporary irrigation

Maintaining your green roof using temporary irrigation

Alumasc Roofing

One of the most common causes of green roofs under performing is insufficient application of irrigation immediately after the plants have been installed. With the UK’s variable weather conditions we can experience long periods of unseasonably dry weather when normal levels of rainfall cannot be relied upon to provide sufficient moisture for the plants to establish into the growing medium.
Hydrotech MM6125 hot mely waterproofing independently verified by underwriters laboratories - 30% recycled content.

Hydrotech MM6125 hot mely waterproofing independently verified by underwriters laboratories - 30% recycled content.

Alumasc Roofing

The Hydrotech component formula is a unique combination of recycled materials found exclusively in Hydrotech, including rubber crumb from used tyres, process oil and inert fillers, along with the basic bituminous element. These recycled products are typically disposed of via landfill, therefore, the heightened use of these post-consumer materials within this hot melt system helps save the landscape and the atmosphere.
Irrigation of Intensive Green Roof Systems

Irrigation of Intensive Green Roof Systems

Alumasc Roofing

The total absence of or the provision of inadequate irrigation systems is one of the commonest reasons for planting failures on green roofs, or within planters. Here we take a quick look at some of the pressures and solutions for providing much-needed irrigation to our green spaces, but with an emphasis on green roofs.
Gatic CastSlot specified for Waitrose car park

Gatic CastSlot specified for Waitrose car park

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

Gatic Civil Drainage was recently specified for Waitrose’s new store in Oxford for its CastSlot system from its market-leading Slotdrain range. Gatic’s CastSlot is designed to create a continuous interception of surface water, as well as provide a discreet and durable surface opening. Manufactured in three metre lengths of galvanised steel, it benefits from fewer joints and improved flow performance. A high flow inlet and channel capacity meant CastSlot provided a tidy, unobtrusive and functional solution. The cast iron finish gives the system a highly durable and ductile iron top.

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