King Henry VIII School, Abergavenny, Wales

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Date added July 28, 2017
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Category Case Studies, Roofing, Bituminous Membrane – Roofing
Tags IKO Enertherm, IKO Goldseal, IKOpro Quick Dry Bitumen Primer, IKO Systems Torch-On Vapour Control Layer, IKO Superlite Rooflight

1,077m2 New Long-Lasting Roof System

Project Description
King Henry VIII School is an English-language comprehensive school situated in the town of Abergavenny, in the county of Monmouthshire, Wales. With roofs in a poor condition the County Council were looking for a phased approach to their refurbishment programme. The school wanted a solution that delivered a robust, long-lasting system that could be quickly and safely installed, from a manufacturer that could provide comprehensive technical support throughout the project.

IKO assisted Monmouthshire County Council with a detailed survey report, including intrusive core sample analysis. The roofs although weathered were in a condition to receive an overlay with a new IKO Goldseal Hybrid system together with new rooflights and a tapered insulation scheme. The project was started in May 2017 and completed in October the same year.

The IKO Goldseal system included IKO Enertherm ALU tapered insulation which increased the school’s overall thermal efficiency and reduce heating bills. The tapered insulation was specified to create more falls, assisting in the reduction of ponding water.

Fire-retardant Torch-On GoldSeal cap sheet with graphite firewalltechnology were used with a self-adhesive underlay which reduced the use of flame on-site and for a quick, clean installation.

IKO Superlite triple-glazed structural rooflights were also fitted to replace existing glass wired units which had been susceptible to continued vandalism.

The project was successfully completed providing the school a BBA approved system with a 20 year single point guarantee.

It was necessary to do some of the work during term time when the children were on the premises. Strict security measures were put in place to ensure their safety and that of the staff.

Access to the school was limited so all timed deliveries were made before 7am and major works undertaken before 9am to minimise disruption to the school day.

The roof included two redundant tank houses that were dismantled and the in-situ concrete foundation slabs incorporated into the insulation scheme and new water proofing system.

Systems Used: IKOpro Quick Dry Bitumen Primer, IKO Systems Torch-On Vapour Control Layer, IKO enertherm ALU Insulation, IKO Systems Self-Adhesive Underlay, IKO Goldseal Torch-On Cap Sheet, IKO Superlite Rooflight, IKO Refurbishment Outlet
Contractor: Springvale Weatherproofing
Size: 1,077m2