The Problem


Northgate is a popular street in Darlington packed full of shops and restaurants. Unfortunately, several of the business had begun to face disruption and internal damage due to leaks that were occurring through failings in the flat roofs above. The old asphalt and felt coverings were displaying defects including splits, blisters and delamination through which water ingress was occurring, despite various attempts at localised repairs. The property management company responsible for the maintenance of the buildings decided to act quickly and find a permanent solution to the leaking that could be installed without disruption to the business below.

The Solution


Following initial discussions with the client to determine their exact requirements, Polyroof Technical Services carried out a detailed survey of the roof areas to ensure that all the existing issues were identified. A comprehensive set of recommendations were then presented to the client within a bespoke specification, where Polyroof's Protec system was put forward as the ideal solution.

The complex nature of the roof leant itself perfectly for waterproofing with a liquid system that could seamlessly encapsulate the numerous details, and there is no liquid that can do this quicker or more effectively than Protec. Its unique RapidCure technology sees it turn from a liquid to a robust and flexible membrane that can be walked on after 30-60 minutes following application. Furthermore, its ability to coat an old roof without the need for stripping means that installations can be carried out within stringent timeframes and with minimum disruption.

Williams Roofing Contractors Ltd, a highly experienced Polyroof approved contractor within national coverage, carried out the installation within budget and deadlines. The quality of the workmanship coupled with the right choice of roofing material made for a superior refurbishment solution that remedied all the existing issues. The client was delighted with the finished roof and will have guaranteed peace of mind for decades to come.