SpecMaster service restores Swindon school roof

  • 31 Jul 2018

Gorse Hill School in Swindon, a shortlisted project in this year’s NFRC UK Roofing Awards, has been restored by Redland tiles and Dry-Fix systems specified under the Redland SpecMaster service

Redland has recently been involved in the renovation of some extremely complex roofs on school buildings, and the success has continued in Swindon with the restoration of a complex 1500m2 Victorian pitched roof that required 33,000 tiles. 

Joe Robbins, Commercial Manager at Davis Roofing explains: “Every section of the roof had a valley, a change in pitch and a ridge detail, while we also had to deal with repairing timber and leadwork and dry rot.”

Surveyors, Kenneth & Edwards, worked closely with Redland technical support through the SpecMaster service to update the roof with modern materials from Redland, such as GRP secret valleys, vented eave and ridge details and tile vents at the rafter ends.

SpecMaster is a three-stage free-of-charge service from Redland. At the first stage, Redland provides a comprehensive bespoke specification for any pitched roofing project. Once the project is under way, on-site support is available for public sector clients from Redland’s Specification Managers to ensure each element is installed correctly and to specification.

“Our application was priced for a like-for-like replacement with Rosemary Clay tiles but, with Redland’s advice, we were able to use Redland DuoPlain in Rustic Red instead. It looks just as striking but enabled us to save money that could be spent on additional weatherproofing and installing insulation in the roof without incurring extra costs,” says Director Paddy O’Connor, who leads the surveying and architectural design division.”

The design enabled insulation to be installed from the roof side so that the original lath and plaster ceilings were undisturbed and there was no disruption to teaching, whilst the roofing is now fit for purpose for the next 40-50 years.

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