Kemper System‘s Stratex warm roof and Kemperol liquid roofing systems have been installed to preserve a grade II listed building.
Architects Wood Goldstraw Yorath worked closely with Kemper System to enhance the waterproofing performance of St Thomas More Church in the Sheldon area of Birmingham.
Kemper System’s Stratex tapered warm roof system was specified with the solvent-free and odourless Kemperol 2K-PUR waterproofing membrane to refurbish the church’s failing asphalt roof.
The technical team at Kemper System also devised a series of drainage channels to address the volume of standing water on the roof, whereby excess water would be caught and drained off the building.
Alliance Technical Services Ltd, a specialist conservation company, not only worked to recover the roof with Kemper’s Stratex warm roof system, but also installed new glazing to the central ribs and high level roof windows, fitted on external downpipe and drainage, and completed concrete repairs and concrete rib replacements.
Operatives removed the existing chippings on the roof ready to clean and prime the asphalt substrate, and installed a hard top tapered Kempertherm RIP insulation board. This was adhered to each terrace section in such a way to create channels behind and either side of each pipe of insulation.
Alliance Technical Services Ltd also undertook thorough product and application training at Kemper System HQ in Warrington before installing the Kemperol 2K-PUR system, to familiarise themselves with the liquid waterproofing product application.
Derek Lowe, Managing Director at Alliance Technical Services Ltd, said: “The Kemperol 2K-PUR liquid applied waterproofing system was an ideal solution to work around the complicated structure of the building with its many terraces, outlets and joints. “
Technical manager at Kemper System, Ross Smith, added: “The wet-on-wet, cold applied liquid was the perfect solution to ensure a quick and easy installation, yet providing the reassurance of a sound, waterproof solution for many years to come. Its odourless, solvent-free qualities meant the refurbishment works created little disruption to local residents or those using the church.”
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