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Award-Winning Roof Coatings From TorPosted: July 1, 2010 by Tor Coatings

Award winning Roof Coatings from Tor

A roof refurbishment project completed with a protective coating system from Tor Coatings, has won a highly contested industry award.

Specialist contractor Capital Roofing Co. Ltd picked up the award at The Roofing Awards Annual Congress held on May 14th by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC).

The annual awards ceremony celebrates the outstanding achievements of businesses within the industry, recognising all that is best across the entire roofing spectrum.

Capital Roofing – who are members of the NFRC – won the Liquid Applied Waterproofing category for refurbishment works carried out to the roof of the Birds Eye Frozen Foods plant in Lowestoft.

The client had tasked Capital with finding a practical, long-term solution to a problem roof, which was leaking in a number of areas.

Being in close proximity to the East Anglia coastline, the roof was exposed to sea air and the elements. The original surface was largely comprised of felt and asphalt. There were many challenges to contend with including roof-mounted plant, pipes, protrusions and large air-cooling units; which are essential to the running of the facility below.

Repairing the roof with conventional materials such as felt or asphalt was not an option. It would be impossible to effectively waterproof around the plant and protrusions and also pose a fire hazard due to the hot works that would be required. Hot works would also necessitate the temporary closure of the building during installation.

Capital decided upon the Elastaseal cold liquid applied roof coating system which can be applied over an existing roof membrane using brushes and rollers and, when cured, forms a seamless, breathable, waterproof barrier.

The safe, cold, liquid nature of the product meant the business could operate with the minimum amount of disruption during the installation.

The Elastaseal system will protect the Birds Eye roof from the elements for the next 25 years, meaning it won’t need further maintenance until at least 2035! A clean down and another simple application of the coating at that time will deliver a further 10 years protection.

The system is guaranteed by Tor Coatings and has been approved by the British Board of Agrément (BBA).

Capital Roofing were presented with the award by ITV newsreader, Mary Nightingale.

Capital Roofing’s Chris Shulver said “We are delighted to have won this award as the project was one of the most challenging we have undertaken with the Elastaseal system. Our highly experienced staff worked with Tor Coatings’ John Morton and the client to successfully overcome the obstacles and deliver a very high standard of installation”.

Capital Roofing is a member of the Tor Partners scheme – a quality assurance programme operated by Tor Coatings which ensures its products are applied correctly by trainer applicators.

To see some of the projects Capital Roofing has completed using products from Tor Coatings visit, click here.

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