At Weatherproofing Advisors, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch roofing solutions, and our project at Shell Hillington, Glasgow, stands as a shining example of our commitment to excellence. Located in Glasgow, the Shell Hillington petrol station presented unique challenges and opportunities. Our team, with its blend of experience and innovation, approached the project with a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the site’s specific needs. From initial assessment to final implementation, every step was taken with precision, ensuring a roofing solution that not only meets but exceeds industry standards. This project not only showcases our technical prowess but also our dedication to client satisfaction and sustainable practices.
Weatherproofing Advisors were successfully appointed to carry out a refurbishment of the retail roof at Shell Hillington, Glasgow
In conjunction with Vinci Facilities, Weatherproofing Advisors engaged with Shell to establish the condition of the existing roof coverings at this busy petrol station in Glasgow.
The existing retail unit roof consisted of asbestos tiles, which displayed the typical aging characteristics associated with a system of this age and type.
Several of the tiles had been replaced, while various patch repairs had been carried out on associated flashings and guttering.
Given the nature of the site, access was restricted so WPA utilised its commercial drone license to produce a photographic roof condition survey report.
Working in conjunction with the client, a specification was developed to provide the most practical solution for long-term maintenance, while causing the minimum disruption to daily operations.
The existing tiles were removed from the site, in accordance with HSE regulations. Following the stripping process, new marine-grade plywood was fitted and sealed, which provided a sound base for the new system as well as providing security to the property below.
To provide a long-term, maintenance-free roofing system that is aesthetically suitable for the surroundings, the Britmet Liteslate system was selected.
This lightweight synthetic slate is made from 95% recycled polymers and incorporates all associated flashings and rainwater goods. Designed to give a traditional slate appearance, the system is guaranteed for 40 years against weather penetration.
Collaboration and Assessment
In a collaborative effort with Vinci Facilities, we undertook a comprehensive assessment of the roof’s existing condition at the bustling Shell petrol station. The roof, adorned with asbestos tiles, bore the unmistakable signs of time. Over the years, some tiles had been replaced, and there were evident patch repairs on the flashings and guttering.
Given the unique challenges posed by the site’s accessibility, we leveraged our commercial drone license. This innovative approach allowed us to craft a detailed photographic report of the roof’s condition, capturing every nuance meticulously.
Existing roof covering
Installation of marine-grade plywood following tile removal
New Britmet Liteslate system
New fascias, soffits and rainwater goods
Existing roof covering
Understanding the importance of the petrol station’s daily operations, we devised a solution that ensured minimal disruption. Adhering strictly to HSE guidelines, the old asbestos tiles were diligently removed. Subsequently, marine-grade plywood was installed, providing a robust foundation for the new roofing system and enhancing security for the property below.
Choice of Material
In our quest for a roofing material that epitomized both longevity and aesthetics, the Britmet Liteslate system emerged as the perfect choice. This lightweight, durable material, made from 95% recycled polymers, mirrors the appearance of traditional slate. Complete with all the necessary flashings and rainwater goods, this system offers an impressive 40-year guarantee against weather penetration.