Photos: Six innovative UK roofing projects

29 June 2018

Some of the best examples of roofing design and workmanship are highlighted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors at the UK Roofing Awards. CM takes a look at six of the most innovative projects from this year’s entries.

Hurst Castle, Hampshire

Given its location on a shingle spit of land in the Solent, logistics was a major challenge for contractor Infallible Systems on this 16th century castle restoration, with materials transported via ferry then tractor.

The project included asphalt repairs to the West Wing roof, while the East Wing roof was completely stripped, then laid with 150 tonnes of sand and cement screed, under 300 tonnes of IKO Permaphalt mastic asphalt.

The project was shortlisted in the heritage category.

Chester Bus Station

A standout feature of this U-shaped building is the 3,434 sq m NatureMat sedum green roof supplied by Blackdown Green Roofs, working with Alumasc Roofing Systems, installed over a Kalzip standing seam roof.

The installers had to contend with varied roof pitches of between 0-35°, and liaise closely with the designer and site teams.

The project was a finalist in the Green Roof category.

Imagine, Dorset

This private house on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula was named after the song by John Lennon, who bought a house on the site for his aunt in the 1960s.

This Eclipse Roofing & Waterproofing project involved installation of a two-layer system comprising Soprema vented underlay and Optima mineral cap sheet to the main flat roof.

Soprema Alsan PMMA resin finish was applied to the lower flat roofs of a new extension.

Imagine was a finalist in the Small Scale Project category.

Lancaster University Chaplaincy

This modernist building, constructed in 1969, features three circular roofs, with a three-pronged spire that was suffering from water ingress but needed to remain operational during the refurbishment.

Contractor Permicoat addressed the problem by installing Sika Liquid Plastics’ Decothane Ultra waterproofing membrane.

The chaplaincy was shortlisted in the Liquid Award category.

The Bund, Salford

Envelope specialist Longworth Building Services partnered with SIG Zinc & Copper to install elZinc Rainbow Gold Protect cladding for a new restaurant in Salford Quays.

The team collaborated with Reid Architects using 3D software to design and construct the building’s complex angular polyhedron shape.

The project took the Industry Choice Award, voted by the industry.

Victoria Royal Pavilion, Ramsgate

This derelict Grade II listed former concert hall, built in 1903 as the centrepiece of Ramsgate’s sea front, was renovated to become the largest Wetherspoon’s pub in the UK.

The zinc-covered crown and mansard roofs were re-established by contractor Full Metal Jacket, along with 10 circular dormer windows. The original design features had to be maintained, while incorporating up-to-date ventilation details.

The pavilion won the Roof of the Year Award.

For more details on the winners and finalists at the 2018 National Federation of Roofing Contractors awards, visit nfrc.co.uk

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