We’ve been working within the education sector for over 30 years, where our deep understanding of stakeholder requirements is highly valued. With the versatility and superior performance of our liquid systems, we are confident that there is no alternative that can better protect a roof. For academy clients, we offer a genuinely unique package without the involvement of costly third party consultants or surveyors. Rather, we have partnered with an experienced Academy Business Manager with a 100% CIF / funding success rate to deliver a service that is unrivalled in its value.

Total Flat Roof Upgrade Package for Academies


We don’t use any third party consultants or surveyors. We have instead partnered with an experienced and respected academy business manager with a 100% CIF / funding success rate.

We don’t just provide information to help you with your funding application. We will prepare the application for you in a tried-and-tested format and even provide assistance with the online submissions.

This is how we are able to save our Academy clients significant costs whilst delivering an all-encompassing flat roof upgrade service. From the very start, the process is entirely open and transparent and without any commitments or obligations.

Flame-Free Roofing Solutions for Academies


No matter whether the roof is a new build or refurbishment, large or small, complex or simple; Polyroof’s liquid systems will form a seamless waterproof membrane across the entire area.

The finished surface is tough, flexible and impervious to water. With proven lifespans in excess of 25 years, Polyroof systems are the number one choice for all flat roof and balcony applications.

What’s more, all Polyroof systems are fully cold-applied with no naked flames or hot works, eliminating the risk of fire and making them a responsible choice for your roofing works.

Polryoof Systems


Protec System


Protec is our most popular and versatile roofing system. With a proven life expectancy of over 25 years and ideal for all flat roof types, size and designs, Protec is able to offer unrivaled performance. Protec can be applied to a variety of substrates and is suitable for a wide range of refurbishment and new build applications:

*Adhesion tests may be required for some substrates. Contact Polyroof Technical Services for advice.

Features:


  • Applications: Ideal for the new build or refurbishments. Suitable for flat roofs, balconies, pitched roofs or vertical applications. Can be used as part of a warm, cold, inverted/buried membrane or green roof design.
  • Key Properties: A unique flexible hybrid polymer waterproofing system with the optimum combination of flexibility and robustness. Rapid, solvent-free applications with a walk-on time of 30-60 mins.
  • Guarantee: Carries Polyroof’s trusted, insurance-backed Accredited System Guarantee covering labour and materials as standard.
  • Accreditations: BBA & FM approved, CE Marked and has achieved an ETA Certification with a proven lifespan of at least 25 years.

185 System


Polyroof’s 185 system is the UK’s leading GRP (fibreglass) roofing system and has become synonymous with premium performance. Polyroof 185 was the first ever GRP system to receive BBA certification and has been installed on roofs and balconies continuously since 1984. Always applied to a timber deck, the system is ideal for new build applications:

Features:


  • Applications: Ideal for the new build timber applications and can also be used on strip-and-replace refurbishments. Suitable for flat roofs, balconies, pitched roofs or vertical applications. Can be used as part of a warm, cold or green roof design.
  • Key Properties: An extra tough, durable and highly impact-resistant roofing system that provides proven long-term protection from the elements.
  • Guarantee: Carries Polyroof’s trusted, insurance-backed Accredited System Guarantee covering labour and materials as standard.
  • Accreditations: BBA approved with a proven lifespan of up to 30 years.

Elastex System


Elastex is a single-pack polyurethane overlay system that is ideal for extending the life of existing metal gutters, industrial sheeted roofs and metal or single-ply flat roofs:

Features:


  • Applications: Ideal for the refurbishment of metal roofs and gutters, industrial sheeted roofs and some single ply flat roof membranes.
  • Key Properties: Highly flexible and able to accommodate all normal structural expansion movements. Capable of outstanding adhesion to virtually all metals and many other common roofing substrates.
  • Guarantee: Carries Polyroof’s trusted Accredited System Guarantee covering labour and materials as standard.
  • Accreditations: BBA approved with a proven lifespan of up to 25 years.

Roofcoat Plus


Roofcoat Plus is a cost-effective acrylic/polyurethane hybrid overlay system designed specifically for coating low-pitched sheeted roofs:

Features:


  • Applications: Provides a cost-effective 10 year overlay solution for industrial sheeted roofs saving time, money and disruption compared to strip and replace works.
  • Key Properties: Creates a seamless and flexible waterproof membrane with an expected life expectancy of over 10 years.
  • Guarantee: Carries the trusted Polyroof Manufacturer’s Guarantee covering labour and materials as standard.

Protec Warm Roof System


    • Involves the direct application of the Protec system to high-performance Polyroof RES Insulation (T&G) boards
    • No need for carrier layers or over-decking to keep costs, installation times, height and weight to a minimum
    • Tongue & Groove board joints allow for a smooth and even surface finish
    • Fully adhered using approved PU adhesive forming a strong, permanent bond (mechanical fixing options available)
    • Can be bonded to existing roof coverings for disruption-free thermal upgrades

Protec Warm Roof Balcony System


    • Features a 3.2mm high-strength, non-compressible, puncture-resistant facing board bonded to Polyroof RES Insulation (T&G)
    • With no over-boarding required, target U-Values can be achieved whilst minimising the height of the balcony, allowing for greater design flexibility in terms of upstand thresholds
    • Fully adhered using approved PU adhesive forming a strong, permanent bond (mechanical fixing options available)
    • Can be bonded to existing roof coverings for disruption-free thermal upgrades

Protec Cut-to-Falls Insulation System


    • Innovative bonded two-layer system featuring a cost-effective tapered base insulation layer and Polyroof RES Insulation (T&G) top layer
      • One solution for two challenges: directing standing water away from roof and providing required insulation performance
          • Available in standard or balcony versions

Forming a Warm Roof with a Carrier Layer


    • If the project does not involves Polyroof RES Insulation then a suitable carrier layer, such as felt, or over-decking with Polyroof approved OSB3 or plywood will be required
    • Compatible with all suitable PIR/PUR flat roof insulation boards and vapour barriers
    • Available in standard or balcony versions

Protec Acoustic Warm Roof System


    • An effective way to reduce interior noise and fuel bills with one simple solution
    • Extra sound reduction achieved through the use of metal deck trough infills and an acoustic mat layer
    • Thermal insulation consists of the standard Protec Warm Roof System
    • Ideal for any situation where minimsing sound is of benefit and complies with BB93 standards for educational buildings

Protec Warm Roof Installation Video

The best solutions are often the most simple. With the Protec Warm Roof System there’s no mechanical fixings, no carrier membranes and no over-board decks required. By doing away with surplus components the height, weight, installation times and costs are all kept to an absolute minimum. The system is available in standard, balcony and cut-to-falls versions and is suitable for all thermal performance and design requirements.

We’re Here to Help


We strongly recommend that you get in touch with us at the earliest possible stage to discuss your plans for achieving funding. Our Business Academy Manager partner is highly experienced and well respected and, with a 100% CIF / funding track record, is an ideal resource for funding advice including:

  • Route to funding – CIF is not always the only option!
  • What makes a strong, justified bid to increase your chance of success
  • A wide ranging, outside-the-box approach that will help secure funding

Download the Polyroof Academy Brochure


The brochure is packed full of useful information for academies including:

  • An introduction to Polyroof and our 30+ year history working with education sector stakeholders
  • Key features and benefits of Polyroof roofing systems
  • Details of the Total Academy Flat Roof Upgrade package and what makes us different to the rest
  • Testimonials and case studies

Lakelands Academy, Shropshire


A full thermal upgrade and waterproofing refurbishment of over 5,000m2 was carried out at Lakelands Academy. Here’s what they had to say about it:

“The level of service we received from Polyroof went above and beyond the expected. We’ve received expert support at every step, from preparing the application packagethrough to contract monitoring during the roofing works.

A key benefit for our Academy was the cold-applied installation process, which removed any concerns around the risk of fire and the issuing and monitoring hot work permits. This process, along with the fact the old roofs were retained without the need for stripping, meant that the works were carried out during term time with minimum disruption to our Academy.

We couldn’t be happier with the finished result; last year alone, we saved over £50,000 on energy bills.”

Sarah Davies, Business Manger at Lakelands Academy

Barton Academy, Torquay


Roof upgrades as part of an Academy Conversion

Barton Primary School was converted into an academy and as part of these works the structure of the school required renovating and expanded to meet the standards expected. Areas using Polyroof’s systems included new extension roofs, refurbishment of existing roofs, and the creation of colourful dormer pods…. [Read More]

Kirkcudbright Academy, Dumfries & Galloway


An extensive roof refurbishment was carried out at this academy in Dumfries.

Supported by Dumfries and Galloway Council, a long time specifier of Polyroof systems, the works were carried out quickly and cost-effectively without disruption to the running of the academy.

“We are delighted with the versatility and performance of Polyroof systems.

We are never limited in our designing – no matter how complex the roof, Polyroof are able to provide a waterproofing solution.”

Senior Surveyor, Dumfries & Galloway Council

Let Polyroof Take Responsibility for Your Roof


Polyroof’s reputation has been built on the high level of technical support provided to clients before, during and after every contract. We like to work closely with our clients from the very beginning of a flat roofing project right through to completion and throughout the lifespan of the roof. From our experience, this is the best way to guarantee that all aspects of the roof are finished to the superior standards that our clients expect.

If you would like assistance with your project please complete the quick form below, call our Technical Team on 0800 801 890 or email technical@polyroof.co.uk

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