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Getting On Top Of Energy And Vandalism

Elgin Marvel

A primary school in Elgin, Moray, Scotland, has had a flat roof refurbishment which has improved the building’s thermal performance and provided a solution tough enough to resist the vandalism experienced at the school.

By combining the thickest single ply membrane available (2mm) with robust insulation board, a Sarnafil HD system is said to outperform all other membranes according to puncture test data.

Moray Council specified Sarnafil HD for the 2,500sq.m roof having previously used Sika Sarnafil products for other school and council properties.

 

Safety

The main challenge of the refurbishment was installing the roof during term time in an operational school. However, all required health and safety measures were executed by principal contractor, Morrison Construction, ensuring the safety of those working onsite as well as staff, pupils and visitors.

Roofing sub-contractor A&B Buchan, a Sika Sarnafil Registered Contractor, was tasked with the installation. Despite the thicker HD membrane specified, the system was installed seamlessly. 

Senior Technical Advisor at Sika, John Love said: “Despite the challenges of the project, regular site visits carried out by Sika and the excellent communication maintained between Morrison Construction and A&B Buchan meant the installation ran smoothly and was completed to the client’s satisfaction.”

 

Moray view

A spokesperson for Moray Council said: “The design had measures of complexity, however, our Environmental Services Property section worked with Sika throughout the process to combat any issues and were satisfied that the end result is an efficient, effective and long-term flat roof construction.”

 

Light

SarnaLite roof lights and SikaLastic liquid polyurethane were us to finish the installation which now comes with a And 20-year extended product and installation guarantee.

Picture: Elgin Marvel

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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