Following a destructive storm surge that hit the east coast two years ago, many homeowners and businesses up and down the country were left without homes or premises. Dunes Amusements in Cromer, Norfolk, was one of the many businesses destroyed by the rush of storms in the area.
The proprietors, Triangle Amusements, collaborated with Norfolk Pro Build, Gray and Jarrett and Sika Sarnafil to repair the damage in order to open Dune to the public once again.
The project was on of the first in the UK to use Sika Sarnafil’s new Self Adhered roofing membrane. The product was selected for its ability to withstand tough weather conditions, an important consideration given the circumstances surrounding the development.
The membrane also offered the added advantage of fast installation time.
Due to its prominent position on the sea front, Dune Amusements was completely ripped apart by the tide following a storm. All 60 arcade machines were destroyed and only the shell of the building remained. The damage meant a total refurbishment was needed from the ground up.
The front curved protrusion of the arcade had been washed away in the floods. Norfolk Pro Build stripped the building back to its steel frame, fitting a new concrete floor before re-building the external shell and roof around the frame.
Gray and Jarrett undertook the roofing portion of the project, firstly removing the existing strawboard decking down to the steel frame and replacing with a steel corrugated deck.
Sarnavap 500E was applied as the vapour control layer, followed by new insulation, before the Sika Sarnafil Self Adhered Membrane , G410-15EL FSA, was installed in light grey.
Matt Gray, from Gray and Jarrett, was impressed with the performance of the Self Adhered product.
He explained: “The installation was very fast, thanks to the innovative peel and stick method, we had the new membrane down in no time. It was a great choice for the coastal location, as we were worried about wind uplift and difficult weather conditions. Self Adhered is very strong and durable, giving instant protection that will last.”
The membrane provided a smooth, sleek finish to the roof – a specification requirement of architects Canham Consulting, as people would be looking down on the roof from the town above.
Completed in 2014, Dune Amusements opened its doors once again to offer entertainment to the tourists and local residents.
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