Gorse Hill Primary School, Stretford

The existing waterproofing had failed due to a previous poor installation, the result of which saturated the insulation below the exterior roofing.

New high performance solutions were specified that included a range of IKO roofing waterproofing systems to protect both the flat and pitched roofing areas of the building.

The Solution

IKO slate, a robust and durable tile was specified for the pitched roof due to vandalism and the fragility of the current system, whereas a tapered scheme was required for the flat roofing – IKO Ultra Prevent alongside a cold applied liquid solution (IKO Polimar) for the more intricate details. Martin Richards of JDK Roofing, was very impressed with the composite roof tile. ‘It’s a brilliant product, second to none when it comes to schools or buildings with accessible roofs. IKOslates are much lighter than traditional slates, easier to handle and there’s less waste.’

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