Boasting iconic views over the River Thames, taking in some of London’s big monuments, Waterloo’s shining Whitehouse Apartments are iconic in their own right; they now feature Alumasc Derbigum roofing.
Standing fourteen stories tall among the Southbank’s cultural swathe, the impressive, polished residential buildings, have recently been completed with the state-of-the-art roofing.
Craig La-Thangue, Senior Contracts Manager at Acclaim Contracts, who installed the roof, commented: “Our project at the Whitehouse Apartments was very enjoyable to complete, for many reasons, including the spectacular view, and of course working with Alumasc Derbigum membranes, as the high-quality product made the project run very smooth.”
Over the entire 2200 square metre roof area, Craig and his team first removed the old roofing that was in place – which just so happened to also be an Alumasc product!
Craig added: “When we got up there, we were surprised to find that the roof that was in place was actually still in good condition.
“It had been up there for 30 years, but the only places that were showing serious signs of wear were the patches around installations such as air conditioning units and skylights that had been installed after the roof was laid.
“These roofing membrane patches were from another brand, which hadn’t fared well at all, and had visibly deteriorated to the point where they were letting in water.
“Over time, this would cause damage within the building that could lead to other more serious problems further down the line, so it was important for us to replace the roof and do a good job.”
Derbigum is a high-performance waterproofing membrane, carrying a BBA certificate confirming its service life in excess of 40 years.
It offers performance properties including excellent flexibility, fire ratings, strong reinforcement and ease of application.
Derbigum is ideal for warm roof applications; its high melting point guarantees it will remain stable even in the hottest weather. Alongside this, the polyester/glass fibre reinforcement within the membranes provide high tensile strength.
Giving specifiers and contractors peace of mind, Alumasc Derbigum membranes are manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.
The project ran smooth from start to finish, from December 2018 to April 2019, with Craig remarking that ‘the only obstacle was the sheer size of the project!’
He added: “Working with Alumasc is always hitch-free. We have worked with them on a number of other projects and they always have been reliable. Even if there is an issue, it’s sorted out quickly, efficiently and professionally. It makes us feel very confident in both the company and the roofing products.”
For more about the full Alumasc roof refurbishment offer, click https://www.alumascroofing.co.uk/support/
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