Armaseam ensures quietness in the classroom

Specialist metal roofing manufacturer Alumasc has supplied 6000m2 of Armaseam roof for the construction of a new community school in Ireland.

The school at Youghal, Co. Cork is the result of an amalgamation of three secondary schools in the area. The standing seam design of Armaseam proved ideal for the low rise structure with a single pitch, multi-level roof. However, the key to securing the specification from Dublin architects, A & D Wejchert & Partners Architects, was the anti-drum feature provided by a self-adhesive mat, factory-applied to the underside of the Armaseam sheet to reduce resonance from rainfall in the cold roof construction.

Armaseam is a proven product with a distinguished track record and has been specified for many prestigious projects, including the terminal building at nearby Cork Airport. Armaseam roofs are quickly and economically installed using an improved version of zip-up roofing technology and can be specified in a variety of materials including copper, stainless steel and zinc in a wide variety of finishes and colour options. The aluminium version with a stucco textured finish used at Youghal school is, like the majority of Alumasc materials, recyclable and achieves the highest possible ‘A+’ energy rating, so helping to reduce the building’s overall carbon footprint.

Alumasc has provided a complete proven system solution to the project, enabling an overall life expectancy in excess of 40 years, in line with BBA Certification. Local contractors, MultiRoofing Systems (Cork) Ltd, were the Alumasc approved installers.

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