Communal Walkway Refurbishment

Queens Crescent is a bustling retail street situated in London’s Kentish Town. The roof area above the Post Office building, which also served as a communal walkway area with access to the upper level of the adjacent buildings, had been suffering from leaks. To add to the issues, the aged promenade tiles had worn and become a slip hazard when trafficked...... [Read More]

Southern Water Otterbourne - LRWA Awards 2019 Winner

Following a survey of the roof area conducted by Williams Roofing and Polyroof Technical Services, a detailed report was carried out after which a bespoke specification was produced and handed to the client. This document detailed a comprehensive set of recommendations for solving the issues that had arisen due to the aged condition of the roof coverings..... [Read More]

Blackfordby St Margaret's Primary School Roof Refurbishment

The building that would be the St Margaret's Primary School, officially opened by Robert Leitch the local parish vicar in 1889 provided education to children up to fourteen. The school underwent many changes in structure throughout its over 100-year existence continuing to provide the high level of teaching it always held. When leaks were reported on the older parts of the building, a solution needed to be found ..... [Read More]

St Stephens Church of England Primary School Gutters and Parapet Wall Capping Refurbishment

A friendly and welcoming school based in Blackburn in the North West of England, St Stephens Church of England Primary School is a place where pupils can develop their skills in a school that is proud of its Christian values and high standards of teaching. After discovering that the gutters and parapets of building were aged and leaking, it was vital that a solution was found ..... [Read More]

Burton Green Primary School Roof Refurbishment

Burton Green Primary School is located in the historic city of York, an outstanding school at the heart of a local community this primary school strives for excellence. The challenging and nurturing learning environment allows children to learn and grow, while achieving the highest potential possible in all areas of the 21st century curriculum. When the roof began showing signs of ageing, it was clear that a long-term solution was required..... [Read More]

Beckfoot Allerton Primary School & Nursery Roof Refurbishment

Beckfoot Allerton opened on 19th November 1894, a proud day for the village of Allerton and its people. When issues began to appear with the roofs over the Nursery and Rockets Building it was imperative that a solution was found..... [Read More]

Rhyl Railway Station - Roof Restoration

Long standing and rich in history, Rhyl Railway station was opened on 1st May 1848 and was part of the Chester and Holyhead Railway Company’s line. The Station itself is located close to the centre of Rhyl, a lively seaside town on the North Wales coastline and a popular destination for many tourists across the country. Rhyl station underwent many changes throughout the 19th and 20th Century.... [Read More]

Teesside University Greig Building - Roof Refurbishment

Teesside University’s Greig Building, named in honour of the founding father of computer science Bill Greig, is the home of the university’s Computer and Mathematical Sciences Studies department. When the aged bituminous roof coverings show failures including splits, blow holes and crazing, it was of paramount importance that a waterproofing solution could be provided as quickly as possible to prevent the risk of water damage.... [Read More]

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd - Gaydon HQ Roof Refurbishment

When their existing roof began to show signs of leaks the client elected to use Polyroof's advanced liquid roofing systems as the optimum solution for the job. As a comapny passionate about UK manufacturing, Aston Martin's choice to work with Polyroof - the only independent UK manufacturer of cold-applied liquid systems - was a natural one.... [Read More]

Vodafone Call Centre, Newark

Vodafone's Brunel House in Newark is a large building which is home to a large number of call centre employees as well as a shop. Water ingress was threatening to disrupt the busy offices below and become a problem for employees... [Read More]

New Build Residential Property, Doncaster

For the owners of this domestic new build project, a high quality flat roof which could incorporate thermal insulation and long-lasting, fully guaranteed waterproofing system was required. They client also wanted a glazed rooflight solution and had a second lower roof areas that was to be used as a recreational space... [Read More]

Liberty Point Accommodation, Southampton

Liberty Point is a large student accommodation building positioned in a prime location in Southampton close to the marina and city centre. Recently the old asphalt and felt coverings had begun to display defects including splits, blisters and delamination; through which water ingress was occurring... [Read More]

St. George's Hotel, Llandudno

First opened in the Spring on 1854, St George's Hotel proudly sits on Llandudno's promenade. Keen to extend their reputation as one of Wales' leading hotels, they've recently undergone an 8-month project to create 5 new exclusive rooftop rooms. 185 was used to seamlessly waterproof the rooftop and balcony areas... [Read More]

Residential Zinc Effect Roof, Harrogate

The proprietors of this domestic property in Harrogate added a large extension with a total roof area of 150m2. The client wanted a the new roof sections to complement the slate work and aesthetics of the original building whilst adding a contemporary and stylish look to the extension. Originally considering a zinc sheeted roofing system, the client explored alternative materials that could achieve the same visual impact but at lower cost... [Read More]

New Fleming Park Lesire Centre, Eastleigh

As described by Eastleigh Borough Council, the £25 million facility underpins the council’s commitment to promoting a healthy borough. It incorporates a high quality design in keeping with the parkland environment and has high environmental standards. Now nearing completion, this case study will look at the challenges and solutions of this vast project that involved insulating and waterproofing over 8,500m2 of flat roof areas... [Read More]

Little Chapel, Guernsey

The Little Chapel in Guernsey was built in 1914 and, at only 16 feet by 9 feet, is said to be "the smallest functioning chapel in Europe, if not the world". Having never been finished by its original builder, Brother Déodat, the chapel has been undergoing a long term restoration project to create a structurally sound building that retains the beauty of the original vision. Firstly, the foundations were underpinned and properly secured for the first time since they were created over 100 years ago... [Read More]

Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond

Cameron House is a 5 Star Luxury Hotel set on the iconic banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland. The hotel offers a variety of dining experiences, including the Michelin starred restaurant Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond. When the flat roof areas above the main kitchen and the dining area began to leak, it was imperative that a rapid waterproofing solution could be found that could be installed... [Read More]

Northgate Street, Darlington

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... [Read More]

Conservatory Roof Conversion, Flintshire

This PVC and glazing conservatory had long been suffering from leaks that had proven impossible to fix with local repairs. After a like-for-like glazing replacement was found to be too expensive, the client turned to Polyroof for a solution. A new warm roof was fitted with a lead roll effect finish that not only solved the leaks but helped maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the summer and winter months... [Read More]

Trinity Buoy Wharf, London Docklands

Container City is an outstanding example of upcycling architecture in the London Docklands. The buildings are constructed from old shipping containers that have been refurbished and then fixed and welded togther, creating an innovative modular building solution that houses a offices. The roofs had been waterproofed with an EPDM membrane as part of an inverted roof design, however due to failings within the roof coverings leaks were now occuring... [Read More]

Twyford Water Works, Hampshire

The historic Twyford Water Works was bestowed the status of a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 1973, which is given to only a small number of nationally important historic buildings that are judged to be important enough to have this extra legal protection. The Boiler House roof, consisting of twin pitched metal roofs with barrel ridge sections had started to deteriorate - putting the building and its precious contents at risk of damage and decay... [Read More]

“Ski Slope” Roof at JG Woodland Centre, Sheffield

The JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre was constructed in the Ecclesall Woods Sawmill as part of the Sheffield Woodlands Environment Enhancement Project. The centre provides educational, information and refreshment facilities for the many visitors to the site. The centre has been designed to blend in with the surrounding woodlands and the roof of the main building has a large ‘ski slope’ style roof that required a high performance roofing system... [Read More]

Explorer Court, Plymouth

The project included the waterproofing of over 400 square metres on the main barrel roof and lower penthouse balconies for a highly successful and NRFC award winning development by Barratt Homes. The main roof was designed with a wave effect, with an internal radius of 5672mm. For the balcony areas, the designer specified decorative timber decking over the waterproof membrane, which meant that the membrane had to be durable enough to bear the weight from the decking... [Read More]

Sustainable Apartment Block Development

The client had stringent criteria for the roof of this prestigious apartment block in Richmond, Surrey: it had to be a warm roof with a U-Value of 0.18 W/m2K and the waterproofing membrane needed to be BBA approved, guaranteed for 20 years, be able to fully encapsulate the PV cell stanchions and be able to simulate the look of zinc sheets... [Read More]

The Award Winning BREEAM 'Excellent Rated' Gateway Project

This project entailed a major expansion of Durham University and houses a variety of departments. The project was carried out to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Standard and as such only used components that had minimal environmental impact. Part of the works involved the construction of three curved roof areas that required a high-performance and durable waterproofing system which was to be covered by a timber shingle system. The shingles were supported by over 1,170 steel stanchions – all of which were seamlessly waterproofed with the Protec system... [Read More]

Lead Roll Effect for New Build Development

Local planning constraints did not permit the use of traditional slate for this new build development in Surrey. The overall aesthetic appearance was very important, originally traditional metal roofing was considered but the client had reservations with possible noise and theft problems and tasked Polyroof with providing an alternative finish... [Read More]

Monkwearmouth & Ryhope Hospital Developments

These new hospitals were constructed as part of the £60million Pride developments were built under the Trust’s NHS Procure21 Partnership, with several thousand square metres of roof areas requiring a long-lasting waterproofing system with high-performance insulation. Laing O’Rourke, the main contractors of this project, specified the Protec system for the flat roof areas. The ability of Protec to be installed quickly and efficiently minimised the time required for roof installations, meaning other trades could continue working as soon as possible... [Read More]

Flush-Fitted Skylight for Orangery Roof

The Polyroof 185 system was specified as it provided the client with a seamless and durable waterproofing solution that would look stylish and modern, and could be incorporated with the rest of the building’s design. A key feature to the design of the roof was a large glass skylight that the architect designed to be level with the surrounding roof, creating a visually striking and modern look to the roof. However this presented a challenge as an upstand to the rooflight was still required to ensure a fully weatherproof detail could be formed... [Read More]

Domestic Balcony Projects

The Polyroof 185 system has been specified on numerous balcony and walkway areas across the country. Carrying an insurance-backed guarantee for 20 years, the system provides a BBA approved anti-slip finish that is extremely tough and long lasting. As is often the case, the cost effectiveness and the aesthetics of the balcony are of upmost important to the client. This modern balcony design was incorporate a coloured finish as chosen by the client and an attractive glass balustrade around the perimeters... [Read More]

Spiral Roof for Woodland Trust

As described by the Woodland Trust, Glen Finglas is a great expanse of ancient woodland, lochs and open heathland, sitting at the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and home to one of the best examples of upland wood pasture in Scotland. The newly constructed Gateway Building was designed to blend in with the surrounding woodlands and featured a circular timber-clad exterior with a spiralling, curved roof. The Woodland Trust chose Polyroof to provide a guaranteed waterproofing solution that would complement the aesthetics of the building... [Read More]

Large Shopping Centre, Newcastle

The Protec system has waterproofed vast areas of the roof of one of the largest shopping centres in the UK, which were in need of refurbishment as they had been persistently leaking for some time. A quick and effective waterproofing solution was needed that would allow the day-to-day running of the shopping centre to continue without any disruption for the customers, which could prove extremely costly... [Read More]

Grand Designs: Green Roof Project, Windermere

The Protec system was used to waterproof the domed green roof areas of this sustainable house development on Channel 4's Grand Designs show. With an ambitious vision and a tight budget, Robert and Milla Gaukroger set about transforming an unattractive 1980's house overlooking Lake Windermere into a state-of-the-art sustainable home. In order to blend into the hillside setting, the domed roofs of the house were to be covered with a wildflower meadow mix to provide a green roof construction... [Read More]

Profiled Metal Roof Refurbishment, Jersey

This large building in St Helier, Jersey, houses numerous business establishments. The main roof consisted of aged Plastisol-coated metal sheeting which was failing to prevent water ingress into the interior of the building. The replacement of the existing roof was cost prohibitive and so the client turned to Polyroof to provide a long-lasting, cost-effective and fully guaranteed overlay waterproofing solution... [Read More]

Corrugated Asbestos Roof Refurbishment

The Hedge End Depot in Hampshire housed offices for the local authority. The existing asbestos sheeted roof has deteriorated over time and many of the fixings had become unsecure. In addition to the roof leaking, GRP rooflights and a metal gutter were also points of water ingress. Various repairs had been carried out with limited success, and the client now required a rapid and long term solution was now needed to prevent further disruption to the offices... [Read More]

Aged Galvanised Steel Gutter Refurbishment

This large industrial building in Blackburn had been suffering from persistent leaks that were emanating from the failing valley gutter. The galvanised steel gutter was heavily rusted and was in danger of becoming structurally unsound if left unchecked. Not wanting to undertake costly removal and replacement works, the client turned to Polyroof for an overlay solution... [Read More]

Profiled Metal Roof Refurbishment, Bedford

The proprietors of this large warehouse in Bedford are a lighting company and the warehouse stores large quantities of expensive electronic equipment where any leakage could prove extremely costly. The 5,500sqm roof had been leaking for some time and there was a considerable risk of damage and disruption to the plant. The client required a rapid and cost effective solution that would eliminate the leaks for years to come... [Read More]

Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh

Following the installation of the Protec system, supported by a 20 year insurance-backed guarantee, 288 PV solar panels were installed. These are set to generate 62,000 kWh per year, which equates to around £23,000 – £25,000 of annual savings for Eastleigh Borough Council. What’s more, the expected payback of the panels is a mere 8 – 9 years... [Read More]

Nautica, Hampshire

This attractive new apartment block development on the south coast of England required a thermally efficient roof design that could also incorporate photovoltaic (PV) cells. Due to the strong winds the roof was subjected to, the client required the PV cells to be mechanically fixed into the roof structure. Having worked with Polyroof on various new build developments in the past, a solution was sought that could meet all of the environmental and energy demands whilst also providing durable and fully guaranteed waterproofing...
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Green Roof for Low-Pitched Swimming Pool Roof

The architect of this swimming pool extension of a property in Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire, required a high performance waterproofing membrane as part of a green roof construction. The project demanded an extremely durable and long-lasting solution with BBA approval, as well as thermally efficiency that met current building regulation standards. Being located over a swimming pool it was also essential that the roof was impervious to the large amounts of water vapour that would be present... [Read More]

Rejuvenation of Aged Zinc Roof

The client for this project operates a number of learning centres across the UK. Having specified Polyroof systems to refurbish various roof areas at other sites, they turned to Polyroof to provide a solution to the leaking zinc roof at this picturesque location in Perthshire. The BBA-approved Elastex system was chosen for the project, which is ideal for coating aged metal substrates... [Read More]

Complex Roof Overlay, Isle of Man

The roof area above the offices of a leading bank Douglas, Isle of Man, was in an aged condition and suffering from persistant leaks. The roof was complex in its design, consisting of low pitched profiled metal sheets to the main area as well as galvanised steel valley gutters, barrel roof sections and parapet walls. Water ingress was widespread across the area and extensive localised repairs had been carried out... [Read More]

Anti-Slip Walkway and Stairs, St Helier

This social housing project managed by State of Jersey required a waterproofing system with a tough anti-slip finish to the walkway and staircase areas. The existing asphalt membrane was failing to prevent water ingress and, with its smooth surface, was presenting a potential slip hazard to residents... [Read More]

Dumfries School Refurbishment Project

The Dumfries & Galloway Council have worked with Polyroof on a number of refurbishment projects over the last decade. Valuing the locality of approved contractors as well as the site surveys, specifications and on-site QC control provided by Polyroof,... [Read More]

Great Marsden St John’s Church of England School

This school in Lancashire required a long-term and economic waterproofing solution for a large flat roof area of approx. 1000m2. In addition the roof was inefficient in terms of thermal performance and school needed an effective thermal upgrade to Part L regulations. It was imperative that the refurbishment was able to be carried out as rapidly as possible with minimum disruption to the school... [Read More]

Single Ply Overlay For a School Roof

The property management company that took control of Headlands School in Bridlington inherited a leaking roof over the sports hall. The roof consists of composite panels that included insulation to building regulation standards, however, the existing single ply waterproof membrane had failed. As a result, water ingress had been a problem that caused disruption for the school... [Read More]

Grand Designs Sustainable Bungalow

The architect for this build was the late Richard Paxton. Paxton was renowned for designing futuristic looking houses and apartments for a list of well known clients such as comedian, Alan Davies. In 2008 Bill and Jean Letley commissioned the acclaimed architect to design a modern styled bungalow which would be shown on the TV show, Grand Designs. For this project, he came up with a design that incorporated some of his signature and most well known features, such as the curved roof... [Read More]

Historic Settle Station Water Tower Roof Overlay

Having used Polyroof to waterproof the annex part of the building in 2010, the proprietors were aware of the quality of the systems and in the words of the Settle Station Water Tower blog ‘to the rescue came Polyroof’. To quickly stop the leaky roof, Protec was applied directly onto the failing GRP roof surface, which allowed for a quick refurbishment of the roof and minimum disruption to the proprietors... [Read More]

Barton Academy

Barton Primary School was converted into an academy. 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]

Cranstone & Moor End Lodge

The project consisted of two identical flat roof areas (total 1,100m2) above high rise residential blocks in a city centre location. The existing roof was an inverted roof design that had been waterproofed with single-ply that had failed prematurely. Numerous short term, localised repairs had failed to stop the water ingress... [Read More]

Masonic Temple, Jersey

The project included the waterproofing of over 450m2 of pitched roof at the Masonic Temple in Jersey – a Site of Special Interest that was built in 1864. The temple is constructed of brick and cement with granite facings in a Corinthian style and is considered one of the most attractive buildings of its type throughout the United Kingdom. The Committee of the Masonic Lodge was tasked with finding a waterproofing solution for the aged and leaking roof in addition to incorporating new insulation to improve its thermal performance... [Read More]

Northwood Primary School

The design of the building features a striking cedar cladded front wall, which curves over at the top leading onto sedum covered green roof areas. The building was designed with the environment firmly at the forefront of the priorities and the natural wood and vegetation on the building achieved the desired aesthetics. Unfortunately, the cedar cladding in a particular led to a secondary problem, namely how to waterproof the area underneath... [Read More]

Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey

The Princess Elizabeth Hospital in St Peter’s Port, Guernsey, required a high-performance waterproofing system in order to provide long-term protection from leaks. Furthermore the fuel bills were becoming an increasing burden on the running costs of the hospital and it was important to that the efficiency of the building was improved... [Read More]

Cyril le Marquand House, Jersey

Cyril le Marquand House in St Helier, Jersey houses States of Jersey offices. The first floor terrace area had been suffering from leaks for a long period of time, which had to led to water ingress. As a result of this the existing insulation was becoming defective, leading to growing fuel bills. The client turned to Building Renovations Ltd, a Polyroof approved contractor, for a solution... [Read More]

The White Horse Pub, Jersey

The White Horse Pub is situated on one of Jersey’s best beaches. The pub had fallen into a state of disrepair until new ownership took over and embarked on a renovation programe. As part of the works the rear of the building was completely re-designed to create an alfresco dining space overlooking for English Channel. The adjacent area of the pub had a large flat roof space that required a high-performance waterproofing system... [Read More]

Forestside Hotel, Grasmere

The Grasmere, Forest side Hotel is situated deep in the Lake District and sits upon 42 acres of unspoiled British country side; the hotel was built in 1853 by the Earl of Lonsdale and included a Victorian hunting lodge. The building itself was constructed from local stone and is a grade II listed building; grade II listed buildings are of special interest and warrant extra protection and effort in order to preserve them. The hotel recently changed hands... [Read More]

Power Station Roof Refurbishment

The flat roof area at above the Guernsey power station had been suffering from water ingress as a result of failings in the existing EPDM membrane. Due to the expensive machinery housed within and the potential for widespread and costly disruption should the leaking continue, Guernsey Electricity turned to Sarnian Roofing Limited, a Polyroof approved contractor, to provide a rapid and effective waterproofing solution... [Read More]

Apartment Block Roof Refurbishment

Broughton & Yeamans House are high rise apartment blocks in Bristol, Avon, under the management of Bristol City Council. The roof areas, totalling over 3,500m2, had originally been waterproof with asphalt and then later treated with a coating repair. Unfortunately water ingress continued to be a problem... [Read More]

Dungannon Council Offices

The offices of The Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council had fallen into a poor condition and a large amount of standing water was threatening to leak into the offices below. With the office roof areas in such a poor state, the council turned to Polyroof, to refurbish nearly 1000 square metres of roof, split into 13 areas, before they fell into a further state of disrepair... [Read More]

Brunton Park, Carlisle United FC

With games being played every few days at this level of football, The Flat Roofing Company Carlisle, a Polyroof approved contractor, were called in to provide a reliable solution without construction disrupting proceedings at the ground... [Read More]

The Empire State Building

When the 85th storey walkway became unsafe due to leaks, Polyroof stepped up to the task and provided the historic building with the maintenance it deserved. Over 1860 square feet of walkway and M&E areas were... [Read More]

Castle Cove Sailing Club

The Castle Cove Sailing Club in Weymouth, Dorset, constructed a new terrace area to provide a viewing platform for the sailing events in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The sailing club required a waterproofing system... [Read More]

Highwood Apartments, Horsham

Highwood Apartments, Horsham The Highwood apartment development in Horsham was designed by Berkeley Group and consists of over 1,000m2 of mansard roof and balconies that required a high-performance and durable waterproofing finish. ... [Read More]

Whirlowdale Rise

For the owners of this domestic new build project, a high quality flat roof which could incorporate thermal insulation and long-lasting, fully guaranteed waterproofing system was a must. After deciding to combine insulation with design falls in one efficient solution... [Read More]