An Efficient Transformation: From Aged Asbestos Roof to High-Performance Metal Profiled Roof with Solar PV System
As industry-leading specialists in roofing solutions, we recently embarked on a transformative project involving the total overhaul of an aged, corrugated asbestos cement roof. Besieged by problems like fragile surfaces, perished roof lights, restricted gutter access, and water ingress issues, the old roof was not only a safety hazard but also a detriment to the building’s energy efficiency and aesthetics.
The project saw us install a new metal profiled roof system, equipped with a high-performance coating on the external surface. This roof, being an overclad, was installed directly on top of the old asbestos roof, ensuring the safety of the occupants and the construction team while keeping the operations within the building largely unaffected.
A vital aspect of the project was improving the building’s thermal efficiency. The new roofing system significantly reduces heat loss, contributing to lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint, as advised by the Energy Saving Trust.
Solar PV system
Our team installed a solar PV system on the new roof, harnessing renewable energy to further reduce the building’s reliance on grid electricity. This green solution will provide long-term energy savings and help the client meet sustainability goals, as outlined by the UK Government’s guidelines on renewable energy.
Improved Natural Light and Ventilation
We replaced the perished roof lights, increasing natural daylight penetration into the building. The installation of new natural ventilation systems further enhanced the building’s overall energy performance and indoor air quality.
Edge Protection and Access
Prioritizing safety, we installed a permanent edge protection system and fixed ladder access, ensuring safe, compliant roof access for future maintenance and inspection, following Health and Safety Executive guidelines.
Post-project, we provide ongoing advice on maintenance and offer Roof Aftercare services, ensuring the roof’s longevity and performance are maintained.
The project also included the installation of new gutter linings, refurbishment of the office flat roof, and an overlay to the wash bay roof. These enhancements contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal and functional efficiency of the building, providing a complete roofing solution that goes beyond just the primary structure.
Benefits to the Client
Our comprehensive roofing solution provided the client with a wind and watertight construction, eliminating previous water ingress issues that impacted operations. With a material and workmanship guarantee, the client has peace of mind knowing their investment is protected and will serve them well into the future.
Through this project, we demonstrated our commitment to providing comprehensive, quality roofing solutions that marry safety, energy efficiency, and aesthetics. We’re proud to provide roofing solutions that meet modern standards and client needs, transforming aged, problematic roofs into high-performance structures equipped for the future.
Quick Look at the Project Highlights:
- Installation of new metal profiled roof system
- Solar PV system installation
- Thermal upgrade to building
- Enhanced natural light and ventilation
- Installed permanent edge protection and fixed ladder access
- New gutter linings and roof refurbishments
- Material and workmanship guarantee
The project’s success underscored our mission to deliver roofing solutions that solve existing issues, enhance building performance