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This listed historic aircraft hanger was used during the 2nd World War. In 1989 this building was coated and in 2005 it was repaired.

Despite repairs to the felt overcoating on the pitched corrugated asbestos cement roof, there were still a number of leaks present. Rain had penetrated the roof joints, particularly around the roof light areas causing potential damage to the contents which was unacceptable.

Before any refurbishment could begin, Tor Coatings conducted a free site survey. This involved thoroughly testing the existing substrate to ensure the proposed coating systems were fully compatible.

The existing asbestos cement sheets were cleaned using Torkill “W” Antifungal Wash to ensure all moss and fungal spores were destroyed. Damaged and defective roofing sheets were replaced as required.

The laps, joins and areas around the roof lights were coated first with a primer which was chosen to promote adhesion on the surfaces with varying conditions where necessary.

Raincoat™ Fibretex, an internally reinforced coating containing inert chopped fibres was then applied. The coating is used to provide added strength when stripe coating and as an overall protective coating system. Finally a topcoat of Raincoat™ Roof was applied, which provided a smooth, low-sheen finish.

The Raincoat™ Roof waterproofing system has been developed over many years to solve the problems associated with the long-term waterproofing of mechanically sound pitched roof surfaces. This liquid-applied waterproofing system provides flexible, durable, UV protection, and 100% waterproofing protection. The work could also be safely carried out with the building occupied due to the cold nature of the product.

The system was professionally installed by T.R.C. Service Group Ltd who are a trained Tor Partner, ensuring the installation was of the highest quality.

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Pitched Roof Refurbishment – Aircraft Hanger, Phoenix Estate