After suffering a leaking roof for years, the residents of Kearton Place in Surrey were pleased to see the building topped with Redland‘s Regent tiles.
The building has had issues with the roof since it was built in the mid-1990s, with leaks and condensation becoming an issue for the 30 apartments it holds.
Piecemeal repairs over the years had made little difference so Richard had brought in The Tiled Roofing Consultancy, which soon found multiple causes: a combination of poor workmanship and inadequate supervision. Chris Thomas of The Tiled Roofing Consultancy recommended the use of Redland products throughout.
“The choice of tile was set by two considerations – the very low pitch of the roof, just 16o, and the need to match the existing tiles visually”, Chris explains. “The Regent tile is one of the few products to do both and I knew it from experience to be a good, reliable product.
The roofing details included replacing the mortar bedding with the Dry Vent Ridge system together with the Redland Dry Hip system, with Kro-Clips fixing the cut tiles. Installing Kro-Clips on the hips simplified inspection because they are fixed before the dry hip system is put in place. At the eaves – with a traditional open loft space – he specified 10mm Redland RedVent Eaves Vent, with Extension Trays into the loft space.
The Cloaked Verge System was installed where the module sizes provided a sensible fit. The system provides high resistance to wind uplift, is maintenance-free and provides a neat finish to the verge. It employs a one-piece concrete tile to continue the tiling over the gable end and is mechanically fixed, eliminating the need for mortar bedding.
Finally, lead was used at the top-edge abutments where there was no ventilation, but if ventilated, the Redland Top Edge Abutment Vent was installed. Ventilation tiles were installed to terminate soil pipes and bathroom extract fans.
The use of Redland’s products has brought the building into the 21st century and finally put an end to many issues with the roof.
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