I Need Help (With My School Roof), Fast!

So you’ve identified a problem with your roof, what next?

It can be difficult knowing where to start – here are some things to look out for when partnering with a manufacturer to repair or conduct maintenance on your roof:

At IKO we have an experienced team on hand to assist you with your CIF funding bid. We are currently working with and supporting a whole host of schools and academy trusts with their asset management plans. We help with budget planning and the full delivery of the package to make sure that not only is your bid successful but your roofing project is delivered hassle free. Get in contact with our team here for a free, no obligation roof assessment.

FREE school roof condition evaluation and report

Health and Safety

Protecting all pupils, staff and contractors from the potential dangers a construction site presents should be the top priority in any project, regardless of its size. This is required by law under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (2015). Check your proposed manufacturer takes their health and safety responsibilities seriously before agreeing any programme of work.

Consultation

Both you and your chosen manufacturer should work together, drawing on your respective areas of expertise to produce the best solutions for your school within your budgetary constraints.

Survey

Never agree to commence work before a full survey of the building’s waterproofing envelope has been completed. The manufacturer should provide a detailed report with recommendations for repairs and replacements.

Design

Any design produced by the manufacturer should be bespoke to your school’s individual requirements, designing out fire risks as much as possible.

Solution

Consider the quality of materials proposed by the manufacturer as well as the guarantees offered and the pool of contractors available. Do they meet your specific needs?

Installation

Make sure your work is carried out by trained and approved contractors who have a proven track record of installing your chosen roofing system within a school environment. A schedule of work should be agreed between both parties to minimise disruption during school hours.

Inspection

Planned visits and inspections before, during and after project completion should be carried out to monitor the quality of work and adherence to deadlines.

Guarantee

Different manufacturers provide different guarantees depending on the products used – make sure any guarantee you are offered meets your specific requirements. You don’t want to find out you don’t have adequate cover when it’s too late!

IKO can guide you through the process from producing bespoke designs to guaranteeing the longevity of a new roofing system. To organise your FREE no-obligation roof condition survey just click the button below.

FREE school roof condition evaluation and report