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 school was originally constructed in the 1970s and has undergone various upgrades to increase the thermal efficiency of the buildings. However, the roof itself had been untouched and the original mineral felt membrane was now inadequate for the building.
The Academy found the perfect long term solution to this issue in the form of Elastaseal Z from Tor Coatings, which was applied and completed while causing no disruption to the pupils and staff of the Unity Academy.
Firstly, 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 could then be applied to all areas of the roof and used to seal abutments, such as numerous roof lights and other protrusions; providing an overall waterproof membrane that could not be achieved with any other method. The Elastaseal Z coating system is compatible with almost all other sound roofing materials so there was no need to strip out the existing roofing membrane. Importantly, the coating could be applied and completed while the building remained fully operational to the pupils and staff of Unity Academy.
In addition to the comfort of having a 25 year BBA accreditation, the project is covered by Tor’s 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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