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Waitrose Roof refurbishment treads lightly on environment

Waitrose Roof refurbishment treads lightly on environment

Name of project:  Waitrose
Location:  Aylesford near Maidstone, Kent
Membrane:  Spectraplan
Contractors:  Genco Construction Services
Size:  10,200 sq m

The roof to a Waitrose distribution centre has been completely refurbished in a single ply membrane system chosen for its sustainable credentials and no disruption to the retailer’s 24/7 operations at Aylesford near Maidstone, Kent.

Supplied by SIG Design and Technology, 10,200m2 of IKO’s Spectraplan single ply membrane was specified for its ability to contribute to a BREEAM Very Good rating for the project which is in line with Waitrose’s mission to ‘tread lightly on the environment’.

SIG Design and Technology, which is part of SIG plc, proposed a value engineered solution with the capability to offer next day deliveries from the nearest branch of SIG Roofing Supplies to the site.

Accredited Spectraplan installers, Genco Construction Services chose Spectraplan because of its ease of application on such a large project and availability through the SIG network.

The entire roof refurbishment was captured by time-lapse camera for Waitrose’s Estates Department over the four month fast-track installation.

Genco’s Spectraplan trained installers first stripped back the existing bituminous roof which had come to the end of its useful working life. Some of the existing metal deck also needed removing and replacing. The entire roofing system was completed refurbished using a self-adhered vapour control layer, 140mm insulation board and the fully-adhered Spectraplan TPE membrane.

IKO has guaranteed the new Spectraplan roofing system for 20 years on both materials and labour.

Waitrose Case Study

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Goats on the Roof

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Name of project:  Goats on the Roof Cafe
Location:  Fontburn, Rothbury
System:  TPE single ply mechnanically fixed
Product:  Spectraplan SM120 light grey
Contractor:  Redhead Roofing
Size:  300m2

Rarely included in building contracts are specifications allowing roof top access for climbing goats.  But that is exactly what Newcastle-based contractor Redhead Roofing LLP faced after winning a contract to install the green roof system for a new build visitor centre and cafe, called Goats on the Roof, at Fontburn near Rothbury.

IKO Spectraplan SM120 dark grey was specified and installed to the 300m2 roof area, ready to receive a green roof system.  The system provides a sustainable green roof covering and provides the perfect playground for a rare breed of climbing goat called the Bagot, resident at Fontburn.

Fitting a system which allows goats to access and climb around the roof top certainly is a unique job and the most unusual challenge faced by Redhead Roofing in the company’s 25 year history.

Spectraplan is only available in the UK from SIG Design & Technology and can only be installed by an IKO Single Ply trained and licensed contractor.

Goats on the Roof Case Study

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Sandbanks Court, Poole

Sandbanks Court, Poole

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Name of project:  Sandbanks Court
Location:  Poole, Dorset
System:  TPE single ply
Product:  Spectraplan SM120 light grey membrane
Contractor:  Landmark Living Roofs
Size:  55m2

Sandbanks Dorset has become a popular location for the rich and famous and this one-time sand-dune shanty town is now being described as the UK’s answer to Monte Carlo.  With its pristine golden sand beaches and its Mediterranean like climate, it has quickly established itself as a millionaires’ playground.  Sandbanks Court apartments are situated within the expensive up-market area of this coastal peninsular and enjoy spectacular panoramic views across the sea.

A green roof system was selected for this project as the client required a roof that would complement and accommodate the step in levels to follow timber decking lines to the 55m² roof terrace areas.

IKO Single Ply’s Spectraplan SM120 light grey single ply waterproofing system was overlaid to the existing roof and newly built sun rooms, ready to receive a green roof system. Offering exceptional mechanical strength, enhanced UV stability and long term waterproofing performance, the Spectraplan TPE system offers the most advanced polymer technology available in the industry. Safe, reliable welding characteristics make it the material of choice for complex roof structures and those requiring rapid installation.

The external roof area has proved a real success with its users and they can now enjoy the new found lease of life to their rooftop with a view of the Dorset Coastline.

Green roofs offer multiple benefits for both the environment and the building occupants including, improved air quality and aesthetic appearance, better thermal and acoustic performance and increased roof life expectancy.  These extensive systems can be installed on a wide range of buildings, including schools, houses and commercial offices.

Spectraplan is only available in the UK from […]

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Plummerswood

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Name of project:  Plummerswood
Location:  Overlooking the River Tweed
System:  TPE single ply
Product:  Spectraplan SG120 dark grey membrane
Contractor:  Aim Develpments Ltd
Size:  300m2

A stunning new ‘brown roof’ is the crowning glory for a private dwelling overlooking the River Tweed.  The project has been designed to last 100 years and takes into account the requirements of future generations of the family.

The house is the first to be constructed in the UK with zero heating requirements using the mass timber Brettstapel technique. Passive technologies such as orientation for daylight and solar gain, super insulation and air-tightness levels have been utilised in order to achieve the internationally recognised Passivhaus standard.  The main superstructure was prefabricated in Austria and shipped to the site in the Borders area of Scotland.

For the roof, the client wanted to mimic the existing gorse land environment to lessen the visual impact and a brown roof system was chosen for suitability.  A brown roof, also referred to as a Bio-diverse roof, would provide a habitat capable of supporting wildlife as well as enhancing the appearance.

For the main flat roof area, Spectraplan TPE SG120 Light Grey single ply membrane was installed.  Spectraplan TPE membranes are free of halogens (Chlorine, Fluorine, Bromine and Iodine), softeners, (H)CFCs and heavy metals, fitting in with the green credentials on the property.  A brown roof system was laid on top of the single ply membrane.

Spectraplan is only available in the UK from SIG Design & Technology and can only be installed by an IKO Single Ply trained and licensed contractor.

Plummerswood Case Study

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Jack Jones House

Jack Jones House

Name of project:  Jack Jones House
Location:  Liverpool
System:  TPE single ply
Product:  Spectraplan SG120 light grey and dark grey membrane
Contractor:  BriggsAmasco
Size:  600m2

Spectraplan has provided an innovative roofing solution for a major refurbishment to the newly named, Jack Jones House in Liverpool.  Designed and built in the 1970’s, Jack Jones House (formerly Transport House) has been totally refurbished and renamed for Unite, the trade union.  Jack Jones was the former leader of the TGWU, the Transport and General Workers’ Union.

Planning consent was granted to refurbish the entire building creating a 30,000 sq ft District HQ for Unite.  The project included a complete re-cladding of the exterior using a sandstone render that is in keeping with the appearance of other buildings in the area. The renovation has won several prestigious awards including the ‘Gold International Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Award’, presented by the Green Organisation in June 2011.

For the main flat roof area, Spectraplan SG120 light grey single ply membrane was installed and Spectraplan SG120 dark grey together with matching standing seam profiles was used on the external façade to imitate a lead roof. This cost effective solution provided an appealing aesthetic in keeping with the building’s newly designed character.

Offering exceptional mechanical strength, enhanced UV stability and long term waterproofing performance, the Spectraplan TPE system offers the most advanced polymer technology available in the industry. Safe, reliable welding characteristics make it the material of choice for complex roof structures and those requiring rapid installation.

Spectraplan membranes are increasingly being chosen to replicate metal roofing materials on buildings. Single ply membranes offer a similar appearance of material such as lead, copper and aluminium, have obvious cost and performance benefits and yet have no appeal to the materials […]

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Craigshill Learning Disabilities Centre

Craigshill Learning Disabilities Centre

Name of project:  Craigshill Learning Disabilities Centre
Location:  Craigshill, Livingston
System:  TPE single ply
Product:  Spectraplan SG120 dark and light grey membrane
Size:  1500m2

Spectraplan has been used to provide a bio-diverse ‘brown roof’ on the Craigshill Learning Disabilities Centre in Scotland.  The 1,550m2 purpose built learning disability centre has replaced two existing facilities at Linlithgow and Blackburn.

The design was closely developed with all user groups and the local authorities.  It reflects a positive and inclusive vision of disability incorporating the most up-to-date guidelines for people with severe learning disabilities, challenging behaviours and sensory impairments. The energy efficient development includes an arts and crafts room, a music room, an IT suite, a sensory garden and the bio-diverse roof.

Chartered Architects, MacMon chose a biodiverse system for the Craigshill Learning Disabilities Centre due to its suitability.  The system makes use of recycled materials e.g. crushed brick, crushed concrete etc. in the growing medium.  It is intended to create a natural wasteland which can be seeded initially with selected species to encourage growth.  The basic design is to attract indigenous fauna and flora of all kinds and provide a habitat capable of supporting wildlife as well as enhancing the appearance.

Before installing the bio-diverse roofing system, Spectraplan TPE SG120 Dark Grey single ply waterproofing membrane was installed over a vapour control layer and insulation.  Spectraplan TPE membranes are free of halogens (Chlorine, Fluorine, Bromine and Iodine), softeners, (H)CFCs and heavy metals. All polymeric materials are resistant to weathering, chemical oxidation and UV radiation which ensures long term durability, a key factor in environmental sustainability.

Spectraplan is only available in the UK from SIG Design & Technology and can only be installed by an IKO Single Ply trained and licensed contractor.

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British Horse Society

British Horse Society

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Name of project:  British Horse Society Headquarters
Location:  Stoneleigh Deer Park, Warwickshire
Client:  British Horse Society
System:  TPE single ply loose laid
Product:  Spectraplan SM120 light grey, Spectravap 1200
Main contractor:  Hodge Single Ply Roofing
Size:  2200m2

Under the patronage of The Queen, The British Horse Society represents the interests of the 4.3 million people who ride horses or drive horse-drawn vehicles and represents the gold standard for the equestrian industry.

The headquarter buildings on Stoneleigh Deer Park were already past their prime when they were acquired by BHS in 1997, with two of the three buildings dating from the Second World War. As the years progressed, they came increasingly to represent a liability, being expensive to heat and maintain and impossible to keep cool in hot weather.  So in November 2009 the new 2200m2 HQ project commenced.

The British Horse Society headquarters is on a listed deer park with many protected trees.  The building’s circular design posed key construction challenges.  The single storey office building was constructed in a doughnut shape, to ensure that a mature oak tree on site was preserved.  This tree now takes centre stage and, in keeping with its green surroundings, the European oak-clad building has a living sedum roof. Internally the building houses offices, a board room and conference room with floor to ceiling glazed wall partitions.

Spectraplan SM120 Dark Grey, a polyester reinforced TPE waterproofing system was mechanically fixed to a composite metal deck, ready to receive a sedum blanket.

A TPE Spectraplan SM120 Light Grey membrane was installed loose laid as to avoid contaminants entering the water which the tree feeds from.  Hodge Single Ply constructed the roof from the concrete slab upwards, with a 1 metre wide perimeter built from 18mm plywood on a […]