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Rhenofol CG and green roofing forms a key part of the roof design at Barking Riverside

Rhenofol CG and green roofing forms a key part of the roof design at Barking Riverside

SIG Design & Technology

Green roofing forms a key part of roof design as part of a model for sustainable living in 21st century London. Barking Riverside is a joint venture project between Bellway Homes and the Homes & Community Agency. It is an element of the Mayor of London’s plan to build 10,800 new homes, retail, transport links and new town facilities in the Barking region of East London.
Spectraplan forms roof terrace at Sandbanks Court in Poole

Spectraplan forms roof terrace at Sandbanks Court in Poole

SIG Design & Technology

A green roof system was selected for this project as the client required a roof that would complement and accommodate the step in levels to follow timber decking lines to the 55m² roof terrace areas. IKO Single Ply’s Spectraplan SM120 light grey single ply waterproofing system was overlaid to the existing roof and newly built sun rooms, ready to receive a green roof system.
Spectraplan forms part of a stunning brown roof at Plummerswood

Spectraplan forms part of a stunning brown roof at Plummerswood

SIG Design & Technology

A stunning new ‘brown roof’ is the crowning glory for a private dwelling overlooking the River Tweed. The project has been designed to last 100 years and takes into account the requirements of future generations of the family. For the main flat roof area, Spectraplan TPE was chosen for it's green credentials and a brown roof system was laid on top .
Asbestos Roof & Cladding Refurbishment Coating

Asbestos Roof & Cladding Refurbishment Coating

Liquasil Ltd

The finish to the asbestos roof and asbestos cladding on this property was faded and the roof leaked in several places, along with the gutter. Liquasil's silicone roof coating, Asbestoseal, was chosen to seal the roof and dramatically improve the aesthetic appearance using specially made RAL colours to the match the original finishes. The asbestos cement gutter was also lined with the Liquasil liquid gutter liner to form a permanent, bonded solution.
Curved Trussed Rafter Roof Over Supermarket

Curved Trussed Rafter Roof Over Supermarket

MiTek Industries Ltd

Donaldson Timber Engineering Ltd designed and supplied these impressive curved top chord trussed rafters, to form the contoured roof of a Tesco Express store in Dunfermline. With six locations across the UK, Donaldson Timber Engineering use MiTek's engineering software and connector products to design and manufacture their roofs and floors throughout the UK
School Roof Receives Much Needed Fire Protection and Waterproofing

School Roof Receives Much Needed Fire Protection and Waterproofing

IKO PLC

Walker Primary School was opened in 1953 as a one-form entry primary school with seven classes. Over the years, due to its popularity, it has grown and new buildings have been added. Due to the structural design of the building, the roof trusses once exposed meant that the roof changed from one roof to several individual roofs with their own drainage and design issues which meant that each roof had to give its own tapered scheme for each area, which in some cases had to work in tandem with the abutting roof it was next to.
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.
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.
FAKRO roof windows with bespoke flashings for new community church

FAKRO roof windows with bespoke flashings for new community church

Fakro GB Ltd

Westhill Community Church in Aberdeenshire was a new, green field project. Its highly contemporary style was designed for maximum functionality and to encourage use by the wider community. 33 FAKRO roof windows were discreetly positioned to flood the stage with natural light as well as illuminate a cluster of buildings which form the sanctuary, low rise foyer and adjoining offices.
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.
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.
Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

BEMO Project Engineering UK Ltd

Over 420,000m² N65/500 profile was produced on site in what is, to-date, one of the largest aluminium roofs in the world. PVDF coated aluminium was used, and some areas of the roof incorporated continuous roll-formed tapers
Cedral Thrutone Smooth specified on 'The Garscube'; described as an ‘urban barn’

Cedral Thrutone Smooth specified on 'The Garscube'; described as an ‘urban barn’

Cedral

The Garscube is described as an ‘urban barn’; with a low slung fibre cement slate pitched roof intended to be sympathetic to the character of neighbouring properties. The building sports a single homogenous fibre cement slate skin to form both walls and roof alongside generous window openings.
Devonian roof for Jurassic fossils, with Glendyne Slate

Devonian roof for Jurassic fossils, with Glendyne Slate

Burton Roofing Merchants Ltd

Fossil museum The Etches Collection, in Kimmeridge, Dorset, is protected by a new high-performance roof in keeping with its character, thanks to Glendyne.
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.
Posi-Rafters - the ideal solution

Posi-Rafters - the ideal solution

MiTek Industries Ltd

DWB Hull, a licensed MiTek roof truss and Posi-Joist manufacturer, recently supplied specially designed Posi-Rafters to form the roof for a large domestic extension. Bespoke end details were incorporated into the Posi-Rafter design to make installation straightforward and to provide solid bearings on to the steel beams and walls. The build had two steel ridge purlins and a central steel at ceiling level, forming a large vaulted ceiling internally. Posi-Rafters were the ideal choice, with plated end blocks sitting directly on to the steel beams with no need for hangers.
Cambridge University, Department of Civil Engineering

Cambridge University, Department of Civil Engineering

Bauder Ltd

This new build project in the centre of Cambridge combines a Sustainable urban Drainage Solution (SuDS) in the form of the new blue roof system from Bauder - BauderBLUE, a biodiverse green roof and solar PV on top of the insulation and waterproofing, essentially combining four roofing systems in one. Bauder believes this to be one of the first of its type in the UK and so it was new for most of the design and construction team. Good communication between the main contractors, roofing contractors and the PV installers was needed to make sure the installation was efficient.
ICF Waterproofing case study: Structural waterproofing products from Triton Systems have been specified for one of the largest ICF construction dwellings ever built in the UK.

ICF Waterproofing case study: Structural waterproofing products from Triton Systems have been specified for one of the largest ICF construction dwellings ever built in the UK.

Triton Systems

The 2,500m2 basement extends beyond the property where a blue-green roof will be created over a suspended podium deck to form part of the garden. The Triton team worked closely with waterproofing and blue-green roof design specialists, EPG, to create a waterproofing strategy and utilised a comprehensive Construction Quality Assurance protocol agreed between Triton and EPG. The Triton team had been called in by main contractor, Era Build Ltd, to replace a previous supplier who had been unable to provide a warranty. After detailing was complete; Triton Approved Contractor, Cast Contracting Ltd (CCL), installed the systems.
Westfield Shopping Village

Westfield Shopping Village

Briggs Amasco Ltd

These two roof complexes form a large and prestigious part of Westfield’s new shopping centre on the edge of the 2012 Olympic Park. Both areas were weathered with an inverted Mastic Asphalt system with a wide range of finishes including both green & brown roof coverings. The material was delivered directly to site in thermostatically controlled hot charge vehicles. The asphalt was lifted to roof level in luggars by our cranes, before being applied by BriggsAmasco directly employed labour.
Rhepanol - copper here in spirit

Rhepanol - copper here in spirit

SIG Design & Technology

When it came to replacing the stolen copper, the council thought long and hard about its options for a facility that was never going to have a 24-hour security presence while respecting visitors’ sensitivities. To meet both demands, the council opted for Rhepanol fk roofing membrane finished with its copper roof paint, which patinated in a matter of weeks to its characteristic green oxidised form.
London Olympic Stadium

London Olympic Stadium

Brett Martin Daylight Systems

The Olympic Stadium’s transformation into a multi-use stadium has seen the specification of Marlon CS polycarbonate rooflights. The 44,000m² roof is the largest cantilevered roof worldwide and includes 4,484 polycarbonate sheets. The project was a feat of production and delivery logistics with each sheet cut to size forming 2,756 unique shapes and labelled with a unique placement code to ease installation. With the stadium width 84 metres at its deepest, the transparent roof covers all 54,000 spectator seats protecting fans from the elements as well as ensuring optimum grass growth for pitch perfect conditions.
Waterproofing experts seal leaky basement

Waterproofing experts seal leaky basement

Triton Systems

Waterproofing and damp proofing specialists, Severn Damp & Timber Preservation, installed a range of Triton Systems’ waterproofing materials to deal with water ingress around two skylights, formed within the concrete roof deck over a basement that extended into the garden of a domestic property. 
Cedral Birkdale as chosen as the perfect answer to fulfil part of a complex and challenging rainscreen design

Cedral Birkdale as chosen as the perfect answer to fulfil part of a complex and challenging rainscreen design

Cedral

Birkdale fibre cement slates was chosen as the perfect answer to fulfil part of a complex and challenging rainscreen design. The new single storey training centre, which is used by the West Midlands police force, consists of a fully grassed roof with ‘basket weave’ Birkdale slates used as a form of a raked rainscreen cladding to elevate the building.
Cartwright Gardens

Cartwright Gardens

LAMILUX U.K. Ltd

LAMILUX designed and installed a shallow pitched glass roof for the central courtyard atrium of the student accommodation halls. The 60 equal glass panels formed the 7m X 29m rooflight featuring a sound reduction index of 38dB with double layered heat protection glass. Why LAMILUX were chosen ? LAMILUX could install with a surface inclination of just 3° ? The architect wanted to achieve a class 2 roof for safety of maintenance personnel whilst maintaining a low pitch
BoxPark Marketplace

BoxPark Marketplace

Brett Martin Daylight Systems

With the pop-up culture seen as a fast, low-cost solution to revitalising urban environments, Brett Martin Daylight Systems’ lightweight, robust Marlon CS profiled polycarbonate glazing panels have been an integral element in the creation of Boxpark Croydon, a new pop-up mall featuring shopping and dining venues built from 96 stripped and refitted shipping containers arranged around a covered courtyard space for year-round events. The project saw the creation of a transparent roof made up of Marlon CS Longlife panels which can be used to form complete roof coverings or incorporated into any corrugated metal roofing and cladding system.
Local Church Benefit from Refurbished Roof

Local Church Benefit from Refurbished Roof

IKO PLC

The hall’s roof had started leaking and was in a desperate need of repair. IKO’s technical engineer carried out a moisture probe analysis to establish the extent of the damaged membrane and deck beneath.
Residents Benefit From New Watertight Roof

Residents Benefit From New Watertight Roof

IKO PLC

IKO worked with installing contractors BriggsAmasco to refine the roof specification and recommended IKO’s Mach One single layer bituminous membrane system, installed to the recommendations of wind uplift calculations and performing to a 0.18U value as per requirements.
Holt Farm: Safe Work Access to a New Roof

Holt Farm: Safe Work Access to a New Roof

Latchways plc - an MSA Brand

Covering an area of nearly two acres (7,600 m2), the Holt Farm dairy complex includes two large and three smaller cattle buildings used for milking, housing, feed storage, offices, and viewing gallery. The complex typically houses 240 dairy cattle, yielding an average of 7,500 litres per year that is supplied to a nearby dairy processing facility. Holt Farm’s dairy complex is L-shaped with five interconnecting ridge-roofed buildings that create four internal valley gutters. The original fibre cement roof with badly yellowing old-style roof lights had deteriorated and suffered storm damage; the owners decided that a cost-effective new roof was required.
Canterbury Cycle Shelter

Canterbury Cycle Shelter

Cyclepods Ltd

A Classic versatile bike shelter. Galvanised box section construction with a clear UV rated PET-G roof and optional sides. Can be easily configured to form compounds as well as add on extension units. Shelter manufactured from hot dipped steel Galvanised 50 x 50 box section to BSEN ISO1461 Transparent PET 4mm roof Optional Transparent PET 4mm sides Aluminium fixing straps Anti climb end panels No crawl under perimeters Angled roof BREEAM AND CODE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMES COMPLIANT This cycle compound can help contribute towards gaining ENE8 Cycle storage credits when used in the appropriate situation
Nobu Shoreditch

Nobu Shoreditch

Flex-R Ltd

projectNobu Hotel is a new development in Shoreditch, East London, and was opened by Hollywood legend Robert De Niro and Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa in May 2018.The design of the five-storey building – which has 150 hotel rooms and suites – is a nod to the area’s industrial past with a ‘frayed edge’ look of stepped balconies formed with glass fibre, reinforced concrete and cantilevered steel beams. The design has also been likened to that of a cruise ship and received much critical acclaim.The roofing system covered 1500 sq. m, which included a green roof area and tiered balconies.
Leeds City College

Leeds City College

Eurosafe Solutions Ltd

Leeds City college was formed in 2009 after merging with 3 other educational facilities and is now one of the largest Further Education establishments in the UK. The college takes every aspect of safety into account and required safe roof access for maintenance works. Working directly with the college, Sam Wakeling (Estimator) carried out the initial site survey to assess the clients’ requirements and discuss the suitable solutions that Eurosafe Solutions could provide. All the roof areas are located at different levels, therefore a solution to provide safe access was required.
Henry Moore Archive Foundation : Hertfordshire, UK

Henry Moore Archive Foundation : Hertfordshire, UK

Kingspan Insulated Panels

The archive’s single-storey extension was clad in Corten steel Hook-on cassettes on both the walls and the mono-pitch roof. These weathered steel panels naturally oxidise to form a patina veneer, giving the façade a distinctive “rusted” look that shifts from a vibrant orange before settling to a dark red after several years of exposure to the elements. Architect: Hugh Broughton Architects
The Wing, Battle of Britain Memorial - Capel-Le-Ferne, Kent

The Wing, Battle of Britain Memorial - Capel-Le-Ferne, Kent

BPD Building Product Design Ltd

The visitor centre roof has been set at 6 degrees to form an exact replica of two spitfire wings. This unique construction meant the need for superior materials, such as Protect 5000 Façade, TF200® and BarriAir, that could cope with the challenges of the design. The materials also needed to be resilient to cope with the harsh coastal conditions in the South of England.
Brighton Two-Tier Shelter

Brighton Two-Tier Shelter

Cyclepods Ltd

The Brighton Two tier shelter is a stylish and versatile two tier shelter; units can be added to form a larger shelter. Shelter manufactured from hot dipped steel Galvanised 70 x 70 box section to BSEN ISO1461 Transparent PET 4mm roof Aluminium fixing straps All fixings to be galvanised or aluminium Nyloc nuts are used for safety Angled roof BREEAM AND CODE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMES COMPLIANT This bike shelter can help contribute towards gaining ENE8 Cycle storage credits when used in the appropriate situation, under the Code for Sustainable Homes
Charlotte Street

Charlotte Street

Briggs Amasco Ltd

BriggsAmasco completed a complex, multi-roof waterproof installation as part of a huge mixed-use development in the heart of London. The multimillion pound project in Charlotte Street, located near the BT Tower in the bustling central part of the capital, includes much-needed affordable housing and a raft of retail and office buildings to form a vitality-filled social-economic hub.

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