Hull Royal Infirmary

Project: Hull Royal Infirmary

Hull Royal Infirmary has been crowned with a 1,000sq m Sika Liquid Plastics fully built up roofing system as part of its £8 million facelift, after government funding was awarded to the NHS in the city.

The 13-storey building on Anlaby Road now has new windows, concrete repairs around the entire building, resurfaced exterior walls and a new roofing system.

The Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust were convinced the upgrade was essential. Sika Liquid Plastics had already carried out work for the trust and therefore their details were passed onto local contractor, Briggs Amasco for work to commence.

There were a number of major factors that led to leading national industrial and commercial roofing company, Briggs Amasco installing this particular Sika Liquid Plastics roofing system. A single point guarantee was required and the product needed to be applied cold just to name a couple. The trust had used this application system extensively before, so therefore had full confidence it was the right choice.

In keeping with the project’s design, the roof was installed with a fully built up system. A vapour control layer was applied with 130mm of Decotherm insulation and Gamma 20 waterproofing on the surface, with non-slip walkways.

Sika Liquid Plastics area sales manager Ian Myers comments on the project, “The performance of the new roofing system is a step above the previous one. Now that it has been upgraded to comply with building regulations it is more efficient in terms of heat loss/gain.”

“As with all of our systems, the benefits are that it is a cold application; this is very effective in sealing up to detail work and offers a truly seamless finish to the roof.”