Aerial view of Gorse Hill School roof refurbishment

IKOslate provides economical and green solution for Gorse Hill School

  • 14 Jun 2016

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A range of IKO roofing products have been used to replace the flat and pitched roofs at Gorse Hill Primary School in Stretford, including the manufacturer’s IKOslate polymer tiles.

Close-up of IKOSlate tiles used on Gorse Hill School1The Ultraprevent built-up bituminous system was specified for the building’s flat roof areas, whilst IKO Polimar, a cold applied liquid, was used for the roof’s intricate details.

On the pitched roof, all 16 dormers were redesigned using IKOslate, the company’s robust and durable polymer tiles.

IKOslate specified for its economical and environmental credentials. Paul Thompson, IKO’s Divisional Sales Manager, commented how the product differs from traditional slate:

“Using traditional slate, wastage from breaks while cutting can be as much as 10%, but this doesn’t arise with IKOslate. There’s no need to over-order to allow for breakages, and little waste to dispose of – making IKOslate a very economical product.”

IKOslate is a lightweight alternative to traditional slate, manufactured from mineral reinforced, 99 percent recycled and re-engineered materials. The tiles can be cut on site safely and any offcuts are 100 percent recyclable.

IKO PLC (Head Office), 
Appley Lane North,

Appley Bridge,
WN6 9AB,
United Kingdom

Phone: 01257 255 771
Fax: 01257 252 514
Twitter: @ikoplc


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