Alumasc’s Euroroof Mono flat roof membrane has been used for an urgent roof replacement at Whitstone School in Shepton Mallet.
The Euroroof system offered the speed and ease of installation required to ensure the roof could be replaced quickly and efficiently during the middle of term, with minimum disruption to students and staff. The project also showcased Alumasc’s ability to work with the school academy structure, providing cost-effective, fast-track solutions to their roofing needs.
The school educates around 600 students aged 11-16 and gained Academy status in 2011. In order for government academy funding to be secured for the renovations, it was imperative that works were carried out to strict timescales between January and March 2013.
Alumasc were appointed by Property and Construction Consultants, Ridge & Partners LLP, to carry out a full conditions survey, providing full reports for each of the 16 roof areas in need of work.
Greg Bourne of Alumasc explains: “Alumasc has extensive experience of working with building surveyors and school business managers to meet the needs of the academy funding process. We provided a full survey and detailed specification for Whitstone, complete with approved contractor costings for each individual roof area, which enabled the Academy Business Management Team to prioritise the works and apply for funding based on accurate costs.”
2,800m² of the Euroroof Mono single layer system was installed by Alumasc Registered Contractor, MITIE Tilley Roofing, over the existing two-layer roof, saving significant time and cost. Alumasc also supplied rooflights, a handrail system and an impressive large barrel rooflight. Matthew Goddard, Commercial Manager for MITIE Tilley Roofing explained, “We were very impressed with the speed of service and technical support offered by Alumasc, which enabled us to finish this complicated project on time and within budget for a very important client.”
Euroroof Mono was perfectly suited to the roof refurbishment at Whitstone School however it has also been widely specified on new build projects. It offers all the benefits of a high performance bituminous membrane combined with quick and safe, flame-free methods of installation.This fully warranted system has a typical life expectancy in excess of 20 years and has been tested rigorously against wind uplift.