Mastic asphalt for Westminster Cathedral

Mastic asphalt project for Westminster Cathedral wins Roofing Award

  • 2 Jun 2016

IKO plc has won the UK Roofing Award for Best Mastic Asphalt and Hot-Melt project, for its work on Westminster Cathedral with Knight Asphalte.

The Grade 1 listed Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Before IKO and its partner contractors could begin working on the building, their experience in working on historical buildings had to be carefully examined.  St Ann’s Gate Architects eventually confirmed IKO’s suitability, through its previous involvement with St Paul’s and Canterbury Cathedrals.

The Cathedral’s existing asphalt was replaced with 600 to 700 square feet of IKO’s Permaphalt polymer modified mastic asphalt. When carrying out the installation, IKO faced a number of challenges: for instance, the team had to work around the historic roof’s Byzantine slopes and curves, which were originally built in the late 1800s.

The material was hand-laid on the exposed roof; the project was completed whilst the building was in constant operation.

Mastic asphalt for Westminster CathedralBest Mastic Asphalt and Hot-Melt project

The Roofing Awards aims to celebrate the most challenging roofing projects, which have been completed and carried out across the UK. IKO’s work on Westminster Cathedral was commended by the judges for the outstanding workmanship and craftsmanship that was required to complete it.

IKO was also shortlisted for two other projects in the Mastic Asphalt and Hot Melt category: the British Museum with Briggs Amasco, and Guildhall Southampton with Survey Roofing.

IKO PLC (Head Office), 
Appley Lane North,

Appley Bridge,
Wigan,
WN6 9AB,
United Kingdom

Phone: 01257 255 771
Fax: 01257 252 514
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @ikoplc

 

Visit IKO's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

Langley
Freefoam

Helping customers grow, the Freefoam way

Despite reports some business owners have ‘battened down the hatches’, held off on investment and are riding out the storm, it is not the case at Freefoam!

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Fascias, Posts, Videos, Walls

Batimat

Le Mondial du Bâtiment 2019: Taking up the challenges for now and the future

From 4 – 8 November, Le Mondial du Bâtiment returns to Paris-Nord Villepinte, with INTERCLIMA, IDÉOBAIN and BATIMAT coming together for the leading international event.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Exhibitions and Conferences, Innovations & New Products, Posts

Newton Waterproofing Systems

Become CSSW Qualified With Newton Waterproofing Systems

Newton Waterproofing Systems is proud to be working alongside the PCA, to offer the highly desirable CSSW training course and exam at its head office in Tonbridge, Kent.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Damp & Waterproofing, Posts, Training