Our Free School Roof Survey – What is Involved?
Leaking roofs have become an increasing problem for schools and only by conducting a comprehensive roof survey will the school understand the true situation, put their mind at rest and help them plan for funding applications. The survey will provide the evidence required to make a CIF application successful, and with the right advice will help avoid unnecessary repairs or costly damage to the school buildings, their contents, staff and pupils.
SIG Design & Technology look at what is involved when carrying out our free school roof survey. For more advice and information about school roofs visit our new website www.FixMySchoolRoof.com.
How do SIG Design & Technology carry out the free school roof survey?
Firstly, we make a no-obligation pre-inspection of the school roof, to determine any issues on the roof, or indeed if any work is required. All surveys are undertaken with minimal disruption to the school day. Then we meet with the school and discuss our findings, and if we are confident that a comprehensive survey is necessary, the roof survey is carried out.
The survey inspection is made by experienced Technical Managers from our team, who attend the school and survey the building externally and internally. All our inspectors are DBS checked and experienced at working in a school environment. Risk Assessments are carried out and the inspection is carried out in accordance with best practice with health and safety at the fore.
The Technical Manager then prepare a condition report collating all the survey findings and recommendations.
What information is provided in the condition report?
The condition report will normally include the following elements:
Finally our recommendations consist of full instructions – known as a “Specification” on how the recommended work is to be carried out. This includes:
Our comprehensive roof survey and recommendations can then be used to inform a funding application to the Condition Improvement Fund, to instruct accredited contractors and to act as the Specification to which they will work.
If your school is part of a Multi-Academy Trust, condition surveys of this type can be used to inform an estates management strategy for you. We can work with our team of expert surveyors to manage planned maintenance and repairs on the whole estate, bringing peace of mind and savings on unnecessary repairs.
SIG Design & Technology is not a manufacturer of roofing systems but an independent company, part of SIG plc, a FTSE250 company This makes us “product neutral” with the credibility and expertise to provide independent advice backed up with reliable warranties.
Why is the school roof survey free?
If we’ve carried out a pre-inspection and are satisfied we can help the school, SIG Design & Technology provide our service free, including our comprehensive roof survey and specification. This is not only because we are confident in ensuring funding for the repairs and/or replacement. It also allows us to manage the roof design process, the on-site process, and the product selection. This means that we can provide our customers with genuine, quality guarantees. We take the risk, so you don’t have to.
A comprehensive condition survey is a first starting point to help schools manage their property with confidence. It will provide schools with the information to plan maintenance and ongoing maintenance to ensure their roof perform well for years to come.