Freman College

  • Bowling Green Lane, Buntingford, Hertfordshire.
  • Category: Roofing
  • Product: Elastaseal Z
  • Sector: Education
  • Roof Type: Cut-to-falls insulated roof
  • Guarantee: 25 years
  • Coverage Area: 6,000m2
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Free Site Survey


Before the correct coating system could be specified, Tor Coatings carried out a comprehensive free survey of the site to ensure every aspect of the project was clearly understood and all defects were documented thoroughly. The college has a number of buildings with roofs in poor condition. The original mineral felt membrane had become inadequate and no longer fit for purpose. There were a number of factors which also added to the poor condition of the school’s roofs, including ineffective drainage – the water outlets were too narrow, meaning water was left to sit on top of the old, damaged felt, causing further deterioration.

Project Specification 


The college found the perfect long term solution to these issues in the form of Elastaseal Warm Roof System from Tor Coatings, which could be applied and completed while causing no disruption to the pupils and staff of the Freman College.



The project was carried out by Capitol Roofing with site support from the Tor sales and technical service team. The roof was cleaned and prepared before the thermal insulation was affixed to the roof to reduce heat loss and increase the roof’s thermal efficiency. The cold-liquid roof coating system was then applied to all areas of the roof, including sealing abutments, protrusions, vents and roof lights, to provide an overall waterproof membrane. Elastaseal Z is compatible with almost all other sound roofing materials so there was no need to strip out the existing roofing membrane; just two top coats of Elastaseal Z were applied to complete the system and prevent roof leaks for up to 25 years.

Continued Support


In addition to the comfort of having a 25 year BBA accreditation, the project is covered by Tor Coatings comprehensive 25-year single point warranty. During this period, we will carry out regular scheduled inspections to ensure that the performance is delivered for the client.

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