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St Boniface’s College, Plymouth Coating systems used: Raincoat ™,

St Boniface’s is a specialist science Catholic college with a long tradition in Plymouth. The college was founded by Bishop Errington in 1863 at Wyndham Square.

The original 4,000m2 roof comprised of a raised seam copper design. The roof had been leaking in a number of areas, which was causing disruption to the operation of the college.

Due to the size of the project, it was important that any work would be carried out safely and allow the college to remain open while the works were being undertaken.

The project was to be started during exam times so minimum disruption was needed. St Boniface’s required any roof systems to match the colour of the existing patina, retaining the natural look of the building.

HLS McConnell Roofing Ltd were contracted to complete this project. The contractor contacted Tor Coatings Ltd, a leading coatings manufacturer, for a solution. Tor Coatings conducted a free site survey and carried out a full site assessment.

A detailed and bespoke specification was then issued. It was agreed that Raincoat™ HB Smooth was the ideal solution for the pitched roof and combating the leaking problems. A Verdi Gris colour Raincoat™ HB smooth was developed to match the existing patina colour of the copper roof.

Raincoat™ HB Smooth is cold liquid applied which meant minimal disruption and the college could stay open. The UV stable system completely encapsulated the roof, which provided a flexible, joint-free and waterproof coating, eliminating the risk of leaks.

Raincoat™ HB Smooth solves the problems associated with the long-term waterproofing of mechanically sound pitched roof surfaces. The system provided flexible, durable, long-lasting protection for up to 10 years before first full maintenance.

The system was professionally applied by HLS McConnell Roofing Ltd, who are a trained Tor Partner. This partnership allowed Tor to provide the client with a 10 year Latent Defects guarantee covering both the product and its application.

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