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Forster Park Primary School

School roof refurbishment
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Forster Park Primary School undertook extensive building and refurbishment works to the school’s 500m² lower roof which was originally overlaid in an SBS felt. The school required a solution that posed no risks to those on site, could be quickly installed and would be fully warranted for peace of mind.
Location
Lewisham, London
Completion
2015
Area
500m²
Authorised Contractor
Single Ply Services Ltd.

The challenge

Forster Park before

Located in Lewisham, South East London, Forster Park Primary School has an excellent reputation locally and is recognised for providing its pupils with the highest standard of education. The successful primary school educates over 450 pupils from the local area and is dedicated to providing the children with a safe, happy and respectful learning environment to allow them to reach their full potential.

In 2015, the school looked to improve the security and aesthetics of their facilities by implementing extensive building and refurbishment works. The large-scale renovation included the complete overlay of the school’s 500m² lower roof which was originally overlaid in an SBS felt. The roof had reached the end of its serviceable life and was experiencing water ingress, which if allowed to continue had the potential of causing structural damage to the entire building and potential health and safety risks to the school, the pupils and staff.

The solution

Forster park after

Due to strict health and safety regulations, the school prohibited the use of hot works during the roof refurbishment, therefore Triflex ProTect, a simple and single-process application was specified. The systems excellent adhesion properties and compatibility with a wide range of substrates, including almost all single ply membranes, glass and plastics, meant that the existing membrane could be overlaid, minimising the risks and costs associated with removal. The system also allowed for all roof penetrations, including rooflights, to be fully waterproofed.

The Triflex Approved Installer, Single Ply Services (SE) Ltd were asked to complete the works during the school’s summer holiday, however, due to the rapid cure times and the simple, cold application of Triflex systems, work could have also been carried out during term time. The combination of excellent time management from Single Ply Services and the exceptionally fast cure times of the PMMA resin-based system Triflex ProTect, meant that works were carried out efficiently, meeting all deadlines.

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