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New BBA certificates for the Hydrotech Hot-Melt Waterproofing system are now available on the Alumasc Roofing Systems website.

The main updates to the certificates are:

1. The roofing certificate confirms suitability for use on ‘completely flat roofs’ and at ‘zero-pitch’.

2. Hydrogard 50 is now included as an extra heavy duty protection sheet in both certificates.

3. Hydrogard 40 AR (anti-root) is included as an FLL rated root barrier in the roofing certificate.

To download the new Hydrotech Waterproofing BBA Certificate, click here. To download the new Hydrotech Damp Proofing BBA Certificate, click here.

Please note, you may need to refresh your web browser if you have downloaded a previous PDF of either BBA Certificate to access the new version(s).

Other BBA & ETA Certificates can be downloaded by clicking here.

Hydrotech has been BBA certified continuously since 1990, longer than any other hot-melt system, and also carries an ETA (European Technical Approval) Certificate (No 05/152).

The Hydrotech hot melt system provides seamless waterproofing ideal for high performance green roofs, podiums and highly detailed waterproofing or water feature schemes with zero product failures in over 50 years, the Hydrotech hot-melt system offers lifetime performance

If you would like any further information on Hydrotech system please click here, call us on 03335 771 700 or email roofing@alumasc-exteriors.co.uk.

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Ebury SquareAn exclusive new housing development in the heart of London is the latest showcase for a range of waterproofing and green roof solutions from Alumasc.

Built by The Berkeley Group in the centre of Belgravia, the elite Ebury Square development offers a selection of one to four bedroom private residences.

Alumasc’s Registered Contractor Tilbury Contracts Ltd, installed a total of 3,800m2 of Hydrotech monolithic membrane to the lightwell areas, podium roofs, individual balconies, wraparound terraces and penthouse balconies, which were all completed as inverted roof designs.  A Hydrotech anti-root waterproofing system, inverted roof insulation, drainage boards, extensive green roof substrates and sedum mats were also installed to the main roof areas. The courtyard was waterproofed and insulated and a drainage board installed providing support for the construction of deep planters, raised areas and stairways creating attractive landscaped gardens and protection for the car park below.

The project presented a major challenge in that it is situated directly over a London Underground route. The concrete slab at ground level was mounted on large anti-vibration springs, and isolated from the surrounding construction to prevent damage to the building from the vibration of trains below.  The resulting 50mm joint between the isolated and non-isolated structures, required appropriate waterproofing to prevent water entry into the basement below.

Working together, Alumasc and Tilbury Contracts strapped the joint using FlexFlash UN, an uncured neoprene rubber, with the full Hydrotech 6125 system abutting the joint edge on both sides to ensure it was watertight whilst also keeping the two slabs isolated. A brick upstand was built directly off the Hydrotech, and the full system was dressed from the previously waterproofed horizontal slab and up the face of the brickwork, and terminated with a cover flashing. This ensured successful waterproofing whilst not compromising the integrity of the specified system.

Richard Sawyer, construction and surveying manager with Tilbury Contracts, said:

“The roofing installation for the project was completed on time and to budget and has helped provide a sophisticated and desirable place for people to live in the heart of Belgravia.  The use of Hydrotech and the Blackdown green roofing system from Alumasc complemented the build perfectly – Hydrotech is a very secure system which is easy to work with and suited the awkward detailing better than any alternative product would have. The green roof is not only visually pleasing but provides strong environmental credentials whilst offering additional benefits such as noise insulation.”

Alumasc’s Hydrotech is a hot melt system which provides seamless waterproofing ideal for high performance green roofs, podiums and highly detailed waterproofing or water feature schemes. It is manufactured using a minimum of 10% post-consumer recycled material, is BBA accredited and has European Technical Approval.

Blackdown Green Roofs from Alumasc are constructed from a range of components that replicate the natural growing environment for plants, without requiring the same depth and weight of construction.

If you would like any further information on Alumasc’s Roofing Systems, please click here, call us on 03335 771 500 or email roofing@alumasc-exteriors.co.uk.

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University of Greenwich Blackdown RoofA Blackdown green roof from Alumasc provides one of the main features at the new School of Architecture and Construction at The University of Greenwich.

Officially opened in December 2014, the £78m new-build development is based in Stockwell Street within Maritime Greenwich on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The project also included a new library, and features a series of terraced roofs, comprising 14 interlinked teaching gardens, forming the largest multifunctional roof space in London.

To facilitate this pioneering green roof design, a total of  3,407m2 of green roofing System from Alumasc was specified by architects, Heneghan Peng, and Landscape Architects Allen Scott, and installed by Blackdown.

University of Greenwich Blackdown RoofThe new building had to be ‘demonstrably sustainable’ in the sense that both it, and its facilities, minimise their environmental impact and use of resources. The Blackdown green roof system creates a living laboratory where the sustainability of new ideas in landscape and architecture can be tested, and innovations developed and applied.

Glenn O’Brien, Architect at Heneghan Peng, commented:
“Our design proposals had to reflect the location’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage site while remaining sensitive to the neighbouring buildings, particularly the residences to the rear of the site. Incorporating the interlinked landscaped roofs allowed us a creative approach in dealing with these challenges.

“The green roof system underpins all of the landscaping on the roofs. We see it as the base infrastructure that allows for either soft or hard landscaping permutations. This proved very useful as the design progressed with different planting options, and we were secure in the University of Greenwich knowledge that the green roof system would be able to accommodate them. The zero-fall system also allowed us to achieve very large spans and roof areas with minimum difficulty.

“There is naturally a great deal of excitement about the future of research at the University of Greenwich and these roofs are already helping students and staff to extend their understanding of environmental infrastructure and of landscaped and green spaces across increasingly urbanised areas.”

University of Greenwich Blackdown RoofThe 14 interlinked terraces have already been received a BREEAM Innovation award due to their educational and research aims. Blackdown green roofs from Alumasc are constructed from a range of components that replicate the natural growing environment for plants, without requiring the same depth and weight of construction.

Green roofs absorb CO2, improve a building’s thermal performance, increase rainwater retention thereby reducing storm water run-off, and reduce the life-cycle costs of a roof by protecting it from climatic changes, UV light and mechanical damage.

For further details of Alumasc’s full range of waterproofing systems call 03335 771 500.

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Mar5

Derbigum Roofing “The Jewel in the Crown”

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Derbigum Roofing Alumasc Roofing Systems along with Mitie Tilley Roofing have recently completed the installation of a 1500 m2 Derbigum high performance waterproofing system at Crown Bevcan, Carlisle.  Crown, UK beverage can manufacturers and one of the largest packaging companies in the world, were investing £2 million into the upgrade of their production line at Botchery.

As the 3rd highest producer of beverage cans globally and with net sales in 2014 of $9.1 billion, it was essential that Crown had peace of mind that any refurbishment works carried out at their Botchery plant would result in the waterproofing integrity of their works being guaranteed long term. To this end, Alumasc Roofing were approached to provide a waterproofing system that could be installed with this key aim in mind.

Richard Emerson, Alumasc Roofing Area Manager and the Alumasc Technical Team worked very closely with the Client and Mitie Tilley Roofing to ensure the waterproofing solution specified met the demanding requirements of this project and site conditions.

Challenges:

The most challenging aspect of the project was to keep the site live with no interruption to the production process. This was overcome with thorough planning and organisation. The Client, Mitie Tilley Roofing and Alumasc worked closely to facilitate site deliveries at timed intervals and coordinate site inspections to strict time schedules.

Design Considerations:

Communication was key with this scheme and attention to detail was paramount. The existing building required a robust and versatile waterproofing system to upgrade the manufacturing office, yet the aesthetics of the original building had to be taken into account.

Allied to these requirements, the waterproofing specified had to have superior performance characteristics in relation to the prevention of external fire spread and penetration.

The Derbigum Solution

Taking all these factors into account, Derbigum was the natural choice not only due to its ‘unrestricted’ classification in relation to fire, but also the Alumasc 30 Year Insurance Backed Warranty offered for this project.  The Derbigum system provided superior performance and waterproofing longevity for the future of their works.

Derbigum is a BBA approved system, with a life expectancy in excess of 30 years.  It is suitable for flame-free and cold application to warm roofs with metal, concrete or plywood decks and inverted roofs with concrete decks.

If you would like any further information on Derbigum waterproofing membranes please click here, call us on 03335 771 700 or email roofing@alumasc-exteriors.co.uk.

 

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A number of Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd’s office-based team at St Helens have raised over £500 for ‘Movember’.During November each year, Movember encourages the growth of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world, raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

From the 1st of November Alumasc’s clean shaven team faced a month of growing and grooming their moustaches. Known as ‘Mo Bros’, participants become walking, talking advertisements for the entire month raising awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

Funds raised in the UK are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners, Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research.

Movember works with partners to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes in line with strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

John Carter, Alumasc’s Façade Systems MD congratulated the fundraising efforts of the team. John joined in the fun with colleagues, sporting a fetching ‘home-made’ moustache, along with Product Director Simon Poe at the presentation of ‘Alumasc’s best Movember moustache’ – presented to Despatch Manager, Andy Langley.

Well done to all involved in this worthy cause. More information on Movember can be found at: http://uk.movember.com

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EcoCampus, Hamilton International Park - Alumasc Hydrotech & Zinco Green RoofAlumasc’s ZinCo green roof system and Hydrotech structural waterproofing were key elements in the EcoCampus at Hamilton International Park, a uniquely sustainable business community located south east of Glasgow.

Built by Balfour Beatty, the EcoCampus is designed to provide a sustainable foundation delivering high performance buildings with EPC & BREEAM ‘Carbon Neutral’ & ‘Excellent’ Status. The EcoCampus accommodates businesses within three Grade A carbon neutral buildings totalling 223,800 square feet.

The ZinCo intensive green roof system features planter zones, small plants, shrubs and bushes and was an important part of the development’s environmental focus. Briggs Amasco installed the green roof over approximately 7,500m2 of Alumasc’s Hydrotech MM6125 structural waterproofing. The roof also features Alumasc’s Harmer AV Roof Outlets.

Client, HFD Group, was influential in the specification of Hydrotech as they had used ZinCo green roofs on other parts of the Park and were keen to achieve a high performance waterproofing solution for the podium car park.

The green roof provides recreational space for people and a rich habitat for wildlife, as well as facilitating reduced water run-off and lower noise levels. The greater substrate depth of the intensive roof also provides particularly good insulation properties.

ZinCo Intensive green roofs replicate ground-based landscaping for recreational use and are suitable for new build schemes with roof and podium decks. They offer the benefits of a small urban park and support a wide range of plants, trees and shrubs, having a typical substrate depth that ranges from 150-1500mm.

Hydrotech is the first choice for zero falls waterproofing on inverted green roofs and hard landscaped podium structures in new build applications. It is manufactured using 10% post-consumer recycled material, is BBA accredited and has European Technical Approval ETA-05/0152. Hydrotech is designed to last for lifetime of the structure and is available with a choice of warranties.

For further details on Hydrotech MM6125 structural waterproofing click here.

For further details about Alumasc’s range of Green Roof systems click here.

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Wymondham CollegeAlumasc’s Euroroof Mastergold flat roof membrane has provided the optimum waterproofing solution for the urgent roof refurbishment on the sports complex at Wymondham College in Norfolk.

Alumasc – called in by roofing contractors, TC Garrett Ltd – recommended stripping back the roof to the concrete deck and replacing it with a new warm roof incorporating a cut to falls tapered system which would solve the problems of the standing water.

Euroroof Mastergold was chosen due to its suitability for warm roof refurbishment applications. The 20-year warranty was an important factor in the specification, and both roofing contractor and client were impressed with the aesthetics of the charcoal mineral finish.

TC Garrett installed 1200 square metres of Euroroof Mastergold over a thermo-adhesive underlay. The installation involved intricate detailing around new rooflights.

Euroroof Mastergold transforms working with traditional bituminous membranes, speeding up installation time without compromising long-term performance. Euroroof is a fully warranted system that offers high tensile strength and pliability and excellent resistance to puncture and UV degradation. The Mastergold membrane is available with a black mineral finish and can be used with a range of insulations to suit specification and U-value parameters.

For further details on Alumasc’s Euroroof Mastergold and the full range of waterproofing systems click here.

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A complete package of Waterproofing solutions from Alumasc has been used on the newly extended Ashfield House, the HQ of Ashfield In2Focus, part of the Sales, Marketing and Medical Division of United Drug plc.

The newly extended training and management facility based in Leicestershire, boasts a striking and sustainable design from architects shedkm of Liverpool, which demanded the innovative use of multiple roofing systems including Hydrotech Structural Waterproofing, Derbigum Bituminous Membranes and a ZinCo Extensive Green Roof.

The design comprises three separate roof areas – a car stacking system, a first floor extension to the existing building and a new build rooftop pavilion – each demanding specific roofing solutions. Its success was made possible due to the flexibility of Alumasc systems and the combined skills of the design team, the Alumasc approved installer Monarch Roofing Co and main contractor Sisk.

The Hydrotech hot-melt system was installed on the inverted roof of the first floor extension and provided a continuous monolithic fusion to an existing Hydrotech waterproofing system. Hydrotech is manufactured using 10% post-consumer recycled material and has European Technical Approval ETA-05/0152.

The rooftop pavilion demanded an unusual solution of a 600m2 hybrid zero falls roof, combining both Hydrotech and Derbigum membranes. The use of Hydrotech over the metal deck enabled the roof to be kept lightweight. Warm roof insulation was laid on top of the Hydrotech and finished with a Derbigum high performance cap sheet.

Finally, an extensive ZinCo green roof was installed over Hydrotech to the roof of the steel car stacking units to soften the impact of the units on the view from overlooking residential buildings. ZinCo Green Roofs from Alumasc are available in four broad application categories to suit all needs from extensive sedum roofs to fully landscaped parkland, backed up by alternative waterproofing systems to provide a complete roofing solution from a single source.

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The Hydrotech MM6125 Structural Waterproofing system from Alumasc has been used in the construction of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) – a brand new 9000m2 research facility for the University of Edinburgh.

The £35 million SCRM building was designed by architects Sheppard Robson and built by Miller Construction. Its stunning design includes a number of innovative renewable technologies resulting in a world-leading facility that is both energy efficient and significantly reduces operational costs. The project won the Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold award 2011.

Approximately 1500m² of Hydrotech was installed on the protected roof area by Alumasc’s approved contractor, Grainger Building Services Ltd, using the proven hot melt liquid application method. Hydrotech is a seamless waterproofing membrane that proved ideal for the intricate detailed design elements of the unusual roof. The highly efficient system has also helped the SCRM in becoming the first BREEAM “Excellent” research facility in the UK, achieving a target U-value of 0.15W/m²k.

Throughout the design and installation stages, Alumasc worked closely with Grainger Building Services to successfully meet the varied demands of the project. There were numerous plant decks requiring roof penetrations but it was essential that there could be no risk of water ingress into the building. At this point, Hydrotech came into its own, offering a high performance bituminous rubber blend allowing fast and simple installation around the penetrations and various architectural features including two glass atriums.

Hydrotech unique formulation guarantees lifetime performance and is manufactured using 10% post-consumer recycled material.

Hydrotech is fully warranted, BBA accredited and has European Technical Approval ETA-05/0152.

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Hydrotech MM6125 Structural Waterproofing and a ZinCo Green Roof system from Alumasc have been successfully used on the new £44 million campus of Belfast Metropolitan College. The project recently won Environmental project of the Year at the Sustainable Ireland Awards 2011 and has achieved one of the top BREEAM ratings.

The impressive 20,000m2 facility, designed by Todd Architects, is set around an inner courtyard and roof garden. 4,000m2 of Hydrotech was installed on the concrete podium of the courtyard which is situated above a basement car park.

Landscape architects, Paul Hogarth, specified Hydrotech as part of the green roof package as it can be installed with zero falls, thereby keeping podium height as low as possible. Combined with Hydrogard protection layers and root barriers, Hydrotech offered the ideal waterproofing solution for use beneath Alumasc’s ZinCo Intensive Green Roof.

ZinCo Intensive Green Roof systems enable virtually any type of ‘garden’ landscape to be created and the deep substrate can support a range of plants, trees and shrubs. The College courtyard, where the ZinCo system was installed, offers the benefits of a small urban park, providing a welcome habitat for wildlife as well as additional recreational space for the students.

At Belfast College, Hydrotech impressed main contractor, Patton, who approved its use following a demonstration of its benefits at Alumasc’s headquarters. Roofing Contractors on the scheme were Willart Roofing, who received full training from Alumasc to ensure a successful installation.

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May7

Alumasc Chosen for Kidbrooke Regeneration

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Alumasc’s Hydrotech waterproofing and ZinCo green roof systems have played a key role in creating high quality new homes and leisure spaces at Kidbrooke Village in London SE3.

The regeneration project by Berkeley, meets Code 3 for Sustainable Homes and provides for approximately 4,000 private and affordable homes, surrounded by open space, shops, community facilities and an improved transport system.

The specified systems met a strict list of criteria from Berkeley who required a BBA accredited structural waterproofing solution that could be laid to zero falls and would last the lifetime of the scheme. Hydrotech proved ideal for this project as its monolithic nature enabled its use in the phased construction and allowed quick installation.

The first apartments in Phase 1, City point, are now complete, incorporating Hydrotech and ZinCo systems on the podium areas, private balconies, terraces and main roof areas. The roofing specification included Hydrotech inverted waterproofing systems with Hydrogard 20 for the hard landscaped areas and Hydrogard 40 Anti-Root for the soft landscaped areas. The ZinCo intensive and semi-intensive green roofing areas contain growing substrate and appropriate planting.

In total, Tilbury Contracts will install over 12,000m2 of Alumasc waterproofing across a total of seven blocks. Tilbury, who were already prequalified to work with Berkeley, put together a highly experienced and trained team of installers who brought Phase 1 of the project to a successful conclusion.

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Mar28

Derbigum is key at Peacehaven

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Alumasc’s Derbigum Rapido waterproofing system is a key component in the UK’s largest curved green roof – installed at the new Peacehaven Wastewater Treatment works in East Sussex.

The roof itself covers over 17,000m2 – the equivalent of 2.5 football pitches – and required over 16,000m2 of Derbigum Rapido.

The sustainable roofing solution roof helped to secure planning permission for the Peacehaven facility, following a decade of delays, by convincing planners of its ability to marry perfectly with the surrounding countryside.

The Derbigum Rapido waterproofing system was a vital element of the green roof and one of the main contributors to the success of the project. The roofing solution was developed by Alumasc and their approved contractor, Prater Ltd who installed over 16,000m2 of Derbigum Rapido over the HPS200 coated metal deck single ply structure.

Derbigum waterproofing systems combine durability with the speed and ease of installation of a single layer system. Options are available for completely flame-free, high speed spray installation (in excess of 800m2 per day) which is BBA approved and fully warranted.

For more information on Derbigum, click here

Hydrotech MM6125 Structural Waterproofing from Alumasc, has been used on the new Sainsbury Laboratory, overcoming numerous challenges presented by the roof’s unusual design.

The award-winning scheme, designed by architects Stanton Williams is an 11,000m2 plant science research centre set in the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden. The concrete roof deck features a range of complex details such as photovoltaic panels, roof lights, exposed roof edge details and sunken wells housing mechanical and electrical services.

Alumasc’s Approved Contractor Fenland Flat Roofing installed 6000m2 of Hydrotech MM6125 structural waterproofing over the concrete roof deck during a six-month period which took them through the winter of 2010/11. The Hydrotech system was chosen for its high performance bituminous rubber blend which allows fast and simple installation over complex roof details and around penetrations.

The building’s environmental features also tested the skill of the installers. Pebbles were used as ballast around the photovoltaic cells, whilst paving slabs have been used as walkways to provide access to the sunken wells which are designed to hide the M&E services below the roofline.

The project has won several major awards including 2011 World Learning Building of the Year WAF Award; the 2011 Concrete Society Award and was highly commended in the Major Project category of the British Construction Industry Awards. It has also been awarded a BREEAM “excellent” rating for its outstanding environmental performance. 

Manufactured using 10% post-consumer recycled material, Hydrotech’s unique formulation guarantees lifetime performance.  Hydrotech is fully warranted, BBA Accredited and has European Technical Approval ETA-05/0152.

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Mar6

Visit Alumasc Roofing at Ecobuild 2012

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Ecobuild 2012 promises to be an exciting show for Alumasc on Stand number S2010.

A combination of new and well-established products will be on display, demonstrating Alumasc’s focus on sustainable building products for energy and water management within the built environment.

Alumasc Roofing will display leading brands in its Waterproofing and Green Roofing ranges. These include the new Euroroof Impermax cold-applied liquid waterproofing system and Euroroof membranes along with well-trusted brands such as Derbigum, Hydrotech and ZinCo Green Roofs. Alumasc Facades will be showcasing their range of thermally efficient External Wall Insulation solutions in readiness for the forthcoming Green Deal initiative.

Come and see us on Stand S2010.

 A Derbigum warm roof system from Alumasc has been used in the roof refurbishment of Doddington Community Hospital in Cambridgeshire – a project requiring complex liaison between the contractors who were working around the demands of one of Europe’s largest ever temporary roofs throughout the installation.

 

The hospital roof had come to the end of its lifecycle and urgently needed replacing.  Following the consideration of a number of options, the client,  NHS Cambridgeshire, decided the entire roof should be replaced.

The versatility of Alumasc’s Derbigum system was a major contributor to the work being finished on schedule, despite the scale of the project and the complicated logistics.

The main contractor, Morgan Sindall, was asked to remove the existing waterproofing and deck and install a new plywood deck. Alumasc approved contractor, Camflat Roofing, installed 1700m2 of the Derbigum warm roof system with a mineral surfaced Derbigum cap sheet, carrying a 20 year warranty. The system comprised a 4mm thick dual reinforced Derbigum membrane based on APP modified bitumen with a decorative mineral weathering surface, offering a combination of high performance protection plus speed and convenience of installation.

A huge HAKI temporary roof was used on the project to prevent any possibility of water ingress into the hospital while the roof was being replaced, enabling it to stay open to patients. Even though the temporary roof was one of the largest ever erected in Europe, it still only covered half of the space being re-roofed. All work in progress had to take place under the covered section which was moved on rails to the other end of the roof half way through the job. The work also included detailing around new windows, roof lights, and plant and courtyard areas.

Mick Smith of Camflat Roofing comments: “This job was complex in terms of the logistics and working under the temporary roof. Alumasc’s advice and support during the project was highly valuable and the speed and versatility of Derbigum was also a major factor in successfully completing the job.”

Derbigum warm roof systems combine the proven durability of the Derbigum range, with the speed and ease of installation of a single ply system. Options are available for completely flame-free, high speed spray installation (in excess of 1000m2 per day) which is BBA accredited and fully warranted.

For more information on Alumasc’s Derbigum high performance roofing membranes, click here 

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Alumasc provided a comprehensive package of high performance roofing products to the Downe Hospital in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.

Designed by the URS / Scott Wilson Group, Downe Hospital is a £64million state-of-the-art healthcare facility, delivered by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust to provide a wide range of healing services to the local community.

Hydrotech MM6125 Structural Waterproofing and Derbigum Single Layer membrane were specified by the designers who had a good relationship with Alumasc’s Technical Team, following the successful use of their roofing products on a number of previous projects in Northern Ireland. The package provided a complete waterproofing solution supported by Alumasc’s unrivalled technical expertise and warranties.

13,000m2 of Hydrotech MM6125 was installed by approved contractor Grainger Building Services, across various areas of the roof requiring a structural waterproofing solution. Lightweight, tough and flexible, BBA Accredited Hydrotech is ideal for protected roofs, plaza decks, green roofs, water features and access roadways. The system offers a unique formulation combined with reinforcement to guarantee lifetime performance.

9000m2 of Derbigum Mineral in a light grey finish was installed on the flat roof areas. Derbigum is BBA Accredited and manufactured under ISO9000 & 14001 Quality and Environmental Management Standards. The system is available in a choice of finishes and colours including the fine mineral chippings specified for the hospital. Its many benefits include flexibility, excellent fire ratings, stronger reinforcement and suitability for all methods of application.

2000m of Alumasc’s Aluminium Skyline Copings have also provided an economical and easily installed finish to the parapets on all the flat roof areas.

For more information on Alumasc’s range of Structural Waterproofing systems, click here

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Oct5

LRWA Launches New Apprenticeship Programme

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The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) is launching a new Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) that will provide roofing professionals with the opportunity to develop an expertise in the installation of liquid waterproofing systems.

Starting in October 2011, the course combines classroom and workshop sessions with instruction on site. Successful candidates will obtain an NVQ Level 2 qualification.

For further information on the course and the range of grants available, please e-mail Terry Wain at info@lrwa.org.uk or go online here.

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Firestone RubberGard® EPDM waterproofing from Alumasc has been used on the new eco-friendly visitor centre at the world-famous Batsford Arboretum.

The Arboretum, near Moreton in the Marsh, Gloucestershire, is home to the largest private collection of trees and plants in the country. The new visitor centre is part of a £2m project coordinated by main contractor BEAM Construction (Cheltenham) Ltd and funded by the Batsford Foundation. The scheme incorporates a number of environmental features including a ground source heat pump, sheep’s wool insulation and a low-profile roof which will reduce volume and minimise energy consumption

Following careful consideration of the surrounding landscape, John Falconer Architects presented a unique and challenging ‘wave’ roof design to emulate the rolling Cotswold Hills, thus minimising the visual impact of the Centre. Firestone RubberGard® EPDM waterproofing was chosen for the project due to its eco-credentials, ability to form clean edge detail and its life expectancy of up to 50 years.

RubberGard® EPDM is a fully cured single ply membrane composed of EPDM polymer and carbon black, offering unrivalled resistance to ozone and UV radiation. Membrane characteristics remain stable over time thus providing a sustainable roofing solution which perfectly suited the Arboretum project. RubberGard® does not contain any plasticizers or flame retardants and as no toxic substances are released this allows collection and use of run-off rainwater.

RubberGard® EPDM is available in panel sizes up to 15m in width and 61m in length, giving the benefit of fewer field seams and a shorter installation time. It is inherently durable, remaining flexible at temperatures down to -45ºC, is competitively priced and delivers low life-cycle costs due to minimal maintenance requirements.

Alumasc worked closely alongside Firestone Authorised Contractor Cardiff Single Ply Roofing for the duration of the project, providing full technical support on all of the roof details.

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Jul6

Derbigum to the Rescue at Boss House

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Alumasc’s Derbigum Waterproofing system has played a key role in vital refurbishment work carried out on a prestigious London residential scheme.

Boss House is an upmarket warehouse conversion situated in the Shad Thames District of London. The existing 14-year-old roof urgently needed a complete upgrade, requiring Alumasc to work closely with Lamberts Chartered Surveyors to provide an innovative solution which would avoid the displacement of residents for the duration of the works. Whilst conventional approaches such as temporary roofing would have been prohibitively expensive and highly inconvenient for residents, Alumasc rose to the challenge, providing a competitively priced solution enabling everyone to remain in the building throughout.

The proposal involved attaching a new plywood base to the existing standing seam roof using timber packers fixed into the metal structural purlins. Working with the installer Tower Asphalt Ltd, Alumasc carried out tests on the roof to ascertain the correct fixings and to confirm that it would be possible to carry out work with residents still inside the premises. Tower Asphalt installed 1600m2 of 4mm Derbigum Mineral Charcoal, and throughout the project Alumasc liaised closely with the building surveyor, to ensure a smooth operation resulting in work being completed ahead of schedule.

Designed for situations requiring high performance and time efficiency, Derbigum Waterproofing was the ideal solution for Boss House, applying the proven durability of Derbigum with speed and ease of installation. Options are available for completely flame-free, high speed spray installation (in excess of 1000sq.m per day) which is BBA approved and fully warranted. The system is suitable for use on warm roofs with metal, concrete or plywood decks, both for re-roofing or new build applications.

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Alumasc has provided a stunning ZinCo green roof for Coworth Park Hotel Spa, the ‘ground breaking’ new eco-luxury spa opened by the Dorchester Collection.

The luxurious spa is situated in Ascot on the borders of Windsor Great Park, buried within the natural contours of the landscape. The building is camouflaged by the ZinCo green roof which is also being used to cultivate thyme, lavender, chamomile and other fragrant herbs for use in natural treatments at the Spa. The pioneering design by architects, Purcell Miller Tritton, has kept the building’s volume and footprint to a minimum whilst intimately relating the spa to its sensitive green belt setting.

Throughout the design and installation, Alumasc liaised closely with Purcell Miller Tritton to find the optimum solution for the unique semi circular design of the Spa’s pitched curved roof.  A total of 700m² of extensive and semi-intensive green roof systems were installed by M&J Flat Roofing over a Derbigum Warm Roof waterproofing system, also from Alumasc.

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Alumasc have donated  their Firestone RubberGard® EPDM single ply roofing system to Balsall Heath Church Centre in Birmingham as part of a unique refurbishment project. 

The Church’s new roof represents the UK’s very first use of  an innovative Photovoltaic System from Advanced Green Technologies (AGT) with Firestone RubberGard® EPDM.

Rubbergard® provides outstanding performance at extremes of both hot and cold temperatures, making it AGT’s system of choice for use with AGT Flexlight solar panels.

Installation of the roof was carried out by Close Building Services of Doncaster and Birmingham, a Firestone Approved Installer who worked closely alongside Jericho Construction for the duration of the project. 

Reverend Catherine Grylls of Balsall Heath Church Centre comments, “We are delighted with all the help given to allow this project to go forward. The Centre hopes to be a beacon of environmental sustainability. We will earn useful income for supplying clean electricity which will help to fund our work with local elders and we are delighted that this project will also benefit local unemployed young people through our partnership with the Jericho Foundation. For us as Christians it is vital that we try to live well with creation, locally and globally, and so environmental sustainability and addressing inequality are key issues for us.”

For more information on Firestone RubberGard® EPDM from Alumasc, click here.

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Mar4

Ecobuild Success for Alumasc

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Ecobuild is over for another year, with exhibitors now returning to their offices to evaluate the success of the new venue at London’s Excel Centre. 

Alumasc’s stand was a hive of activity for the duration of the show, with main attractions on the brand new stand being 3 Zones focussing on Energy Management, Green Roofing and Water Management.

Alumasc were also involved in live daily seminars discussing ‘Top Tips For The Successful Installation And Maintenance Of Green Roofs In New-Build Properties’ and ‘Practical Applications for Natural Materials’, all of which proved highly popular with visitors to the show.

Alumasc achieved ISO14001 environmental certification in 2007 and is a UK market leader in the provision of sustainable building products.  For more details, click here.

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Green roofs have been increasingly heralded as solutions to many of the challenges that face the UK’s built environment in today’s climate. Recent urban regeneration has led to increased population densities in the UK’s major towns and cities and the associated reduction in soft landscaped areas has created design issues that require sustainable solutions.

Green roofs can counter many of these threats, however, a lack of credible independent reference literature that is specific to the design and installation of green roofs in the UK, has surely restricted the number of installations across the country.

Alumasc has been heavily involved, with a number of fellow contributors, in the development of the GRO Green Roof Code of Best Practise for the UK 2011.

The Green Roof Organisation (GRO) as a body is facilitated by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC). The code is a clear concise guide that aims to:

1. Provide specifiers and installers with the requisite understanding of the key issues that affect the design, installation and maintenance of high quality, flourishing green roofs for the long-term;

2. Highlight the implications of different green roof specifications;

3. Standardise and clarify the terminology used to describe green roof issues and components through the publication of definitions for key terms;

4. Enable specifiers to comparatively assess the different manufacturers’ systems through the provision of guidance as to the function and relevant performance characteristics of each component within the build-up;

5. Guarantee a minimum quality standard for systems that comply with the requirements of the Code;

6. Promote the benefits of green roofs and highlight how different green roof build-ups can be tailored to prioritise specific objectives;

7. Highlight important health and safety issues that must be observed at the early design stages of a project;

8. Encourage green roof installers to undergo specialist, structured training courses to gain the expertise that will underpin greater numbers of quality green roof installations;

9. Provide for the long-term success of green roof installations by encouraging entry into maintenance contracts with the installing contractor;

10. Provide a foundation upon which further iterative developments can, in time, be based; leading to green roof guidelines that are as comprehensive as any available, including the publication of standard procedures for the characterisation of components and of required performance levels, so as to underpin the continuous improvement of green roofs in the UK.


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johnferneleyPRFirestone UltraPly TPO™ from Alumasc has been used on a new 800-place secondary school building in Melton Mowbray which has achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ and an EPC ‘B’ rating.

The John Ferneley College is undergoing a two-phase re-development by the Willmott Dixon Group, the first phase of which boasts an impressive new college building and landscape designed by architects and sustainability consultancy White Design Associates Ltd. The project showcases a number of sustainable features and construction techniques which have contributed to its impressive green credentials.

The Firestone UltraPly TPO waterproofing system was specified for the college roof due to its ease of installation, heat reflective and energy efficient properties. Its light coloured surface reflects sunlight before it can be absorbed and converted into heat energy, thus improving the energy efficiency of the building. The membrane can also be easily recycled, making it the perfect solution for environmentally sensitive applications.

Approved Contractor BriggsAmasco, installed 2500m2 of UltraPly TPO Fully Adhered System in Light Grey. The hot-air welded seaming process results in fast, economical installation, which can be carried out all year-round in a variety of weather conditions. The application of UltraPly TPO was part of an ‘enviro-ready’ roof design, enabling the addition of sustainable features such as green roofing and photovoltaics at a later date.

Firestone UltraPly TPO combines aesthetics and outstanding seam strength with strong resistance to ultraviolet radiation and weathering. It contains no plasticizers and no halogen flame retardants resulting in outstanding resistance to UV radiation and ozone. The membrane also exhibits strong resistance to algae and fungi growth and common rooftop chemicals.

For more information on Firestone UltraPly TPO from Alumasc, download the brochure here.

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PR_1Alumasc ZinCo has provided a series of stunning bio-diverse Green Roofs for central London’s new mixed-use development Regent’s Place. Believed to be the first of their kind in the UK, the roofs are designed to create a high value bio-diverse environment through the provision of a broad range of wildlife habitats.

Regent’s Place is a multi-storey development comprising office space and residential dwellings. The roof was designed by Arup who worked closely with British Land, and project architects Terry Farrell and Partners, to implement a corporate Bio-Diversity Action Plan. The brief was to design bio-diverse roofs covering two terraces and a third roof area. With all the spaces occupying prominent locations, the appearance of the roof planting at different times of the year was an important consideration.

Tilbury Contracts of Rainham installed a total of 2600m2 of Alumasc’s ZinCo green roofing over three buildings. Combining all the available types of green roof build-up, the roofs provide instant aesthetic appeal, while enhancing the local ecological resource. The waterproofing membrane and inverted roof insulation was first covered with a reservoir board followed by a ‘puzzle’ pattern of polyester powder coated compartments. Each compartment was then filled with a particular growing medium i.e. pebbles, limestone chippings, pellite, crushed brick and pine bark strippings, semi-intensive soils, sand and hardwood split logs.  The substrates were installed at different depths and planted with a wide range of plants, including mosses and sedums, wildflowers and grasses, small shrubs and aquatic species within the pre-formed ponded areas.

The project provides the essential habitats needed for rare and scarce plant species, as well as invertebrates such as bees, spiders and beetles and a foraging habitat for one of London’s bio-diversity action targets, the Black Redstart. ZinCo green roofs also offer other notable benefits, assisting with rainwater management, helping to reduce air and noise pollution and cutting carbon emissions.

Sarah Cary, Sustainable Developments Executive at British Land, comments, “British Land is committed to encouraging biodiversity and we have developed green roofs at many of our properties. By working in partnership with Alumasc, we have used the latest innovation and technology to develop habitats which encourage wildlife and support native plant species in urban areas.”

A further 11,800m2 of Alumasc’s Hydrotech MM6125 waterproofing was installed to the ground floor and 15 separate areas, including plant rooms and terraces. Hydrotech is the first choice for zero falls waterproofing on inverted green roofs and hard landscaped podium structures in new build applications.  BBA accredited, it is designed to last for lifetime of the structure and available with a 20 year warranty. Hydrotech is manufactured and supplied under ISO9001:2000 & 14001:2004 Quality and Environmental Management Standards.

For more information on ZinCo green roofs from Alumasc, click here.

For more information on Hydrotech MM6125 Structural Waterproofing, click here.

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westfield_prA ZinCo green roof from Alumasc has been chosen for Westfield London – Europe’s largest urban shopping centre.

The excellent track record of the ZinCo systems and Derbigum Rapido waterproofing from Alumasc, made them the natural choice for this prestigious project, meeting the need for a lightweight and commercially competitive waterproofing solution.

Spanning over 149,000m2, Westfield London is a £1.7 billion development featuring an impressive mix of retail, leisure and restaurant space in West London. Westfield worked with international architects Benoy and The Buchan Group, to design and deliver the innovative curved undulating glass roof above the shopping centre, which earned the project a position as finalist in the LABC National Building Excellence Awards.  The award organisers described the roof as “part of a sustainable design that has paved the way for 21st century retail design in the UK.”

Landscape Contract Designs (LCD) of North Yorkshire installed 15,600m2 of extensive and bio-diverse green roof onto the structural metal deck roof. The system features sedum plug plants which will flourish over time, offering notable ecological benefits, providing a natural habitat for plants and wildlife, whilst also helping to reduce air and noise pollution, cutting carbon emissions and assisting with rainwater retention and attenuation.

ZinCo green roofs vary from the extensive and biodiverse types used at Westfield – which require minimal irrigation and maintenance – to intensive roofs, which are suited for areas of public and recreational use and require more tending.

Derbigum Rapido waterproofing, also from Alumasc, was installed by leading building envelope contractor Prater Ltd of Surrey, for the warm roof build up.  This high performance single layer membrane gives exceptional long-term performance and durability, warranted for 25 years. Derbigum is BBA Approved and manufactured under the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standards. Furthermore, Derbigum is fire rated F.AA to BS476 Pt3 (EN1187 Pt4), the highest available rating, which allows unrestricted use under Building Regulations.

Throughout the project, Alumasc worked closely with the contractors to ensure that products were supplied to suit available crane time-slots, contributing to the successful completion of the project within deadline and budget.

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anderston5_pr_lowHydrotech MM6125 structural waterproofing from Alumasc has been chosen for Glasgow’s latest landmark building in a major regeneration project.

Designed by Aedas Architects of Glasgow, Anderston Phase 5 is a £56million mixed-use development from Taylor Wimpey. The impressive structure comprises 7 floors of office space spanning 98,000sq feet and a 20-storey residential apartment block, built on the former Anderston Bus Station site. Forming part of the fifth and largest construction phase of the Anderston regeneration project, the unique ‘L’ shaped building dominates the new Glasgow skyline and is one of the most prominent sights for users of the Kingston Bridge on Glasgow’s M8 – the busiest motorway bridge in Europe.

Alumasc approved installer BriggsAmasco were active in the specification of Hydrotech MM6125, which they recommended to the architects as a durable, more cost effective alternative to mastic asphalt, and which also offered the benefit of not requiring a screed.

Anderston Phase 5 is constructed over several different roof levels, parts of which are used to accommodate heavy roof-mounted M&E plant. BriggsAmasco installed a total of 2,500m² of Hydrotech MM6125 over the ballasted protected roof areas, resulting in a prime example of the design potential and aesthetics that a finished Hydrotech/Protected roof can achieve.

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pr_picAn extensive ZinCo green roof from Alumasc is a key design feature on a new award-winning mental health facility near St Albans.

The Oak and Beech units at Harperbury were built within a green belt environment, to a design by Dransfield Owens De Silva Architects. The project has since gone on to win a prestigious Building Better Healthcare Award for Best Mental Health Design.

Planted courtyards and green roof areas were incorporated into the design after service-users and staff identified the therapeutic qualities of green outside space. The sloping green roofs were installed by Approved Alumasc Installer Letchworth Roofing, over a layout of complex levels around the courtyards, ensuring the green sedum aspects were visible from ground level.

With their relatively shallow substrate, ZinCo extensive green roofs are ideal for lightweight decks, inaccessible roofs and flat or sloping roof areas. Their versatile and economic design provides a ‘back to nature’ solution offering strong ecological benefits, perfectly suited to the site’s green-belt location. The roofs at Harperbury support self-sustaining sedum plants that require minimal irrigation and are highly wind, frost and drought resistant.

The roofs were installed over Derbigum single layer waterproofing, also supplied by Alumasc. Derbigum is a tried and tested roofing solution suitable for warm roofs with metal, concrete or plywood decks and inverted roofs with concrete deck.

For further details on Alumasc’s ZinCo green roofs, click here to visit the website

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Alumasc's Swistherm External Wall Insulation in use at Bletchley Leisure Centre - Winner of the BREEAM Bespoke Award.

Alumasc's Swistherm External Wall Insulation in use at Bletchley Leisure Centre - Winner of the BREEAM Bespoke Award.

Sustainable building products from Alumasc have excelled at the prestigious 2010 BREEAM Awards which recognise the UK’s top examples of ecological design.

Alumasc products were specified on no less than 10 of the 16 short-listed projects – with four of the overall winners featuring Alumasc high performance Roofing and Facades systems.

The hotly contested awards, which were presented at this year’s Ecobuild, recognise and reward the highest scoring buildings certified under BREEAM each year. Following independent assessment and certification, the successful projects all achieved ‘Excellent’ BREEAM ratings, earning the most performance credits available in areas such as energy, materials, waste and ecology.

Alumasc’s Swistherm External Wall insulation featured heavily in the winning list, having been specified on the new Bletchley Leisure Centre in Milton Keynes, recipient of the BREEAM Bespoke Award; White River Place in St Austell, winner of the BREEAM Retail Award; and Salisbury Law Court, winner in the BREEAM Courts Category.

Swistherm is a BBA approved, thin coat insulated render system, which can be finished in a choice of silicone or mineral-based topcoats. Offering outstanding thermal efficiency, Swistherm is weatherproof, eliminates interstitial condensation and reduces energy consumption. Insulation slabs are available in a variety of materials including polystyrene, mineral wool or highly sustainable natural cork for environmentally sensitive applications.

Winner of the BREEAM Industrial Award – Defra’s Veterinary Laboratory Agency Store in Weybridge – featured Alumasc’s Derbigum single layer waterproofing system. BBA Approved and warranted for 25 years, Derbigum was chosen for its exceptional long-term performance and durability. It is manufactured under the ISO 14001:2204 and EMAS Environmental Management Standards and is fire rated F.AA to BS476 Pt3 (EN1187 Pf4), the highest available rating, which allows for unrestricted use under Building Regulations.

Chris Lister, Development Manager at Alumasc, commented: “We are delighted that Alumasc products have made significant contributions to so many of these short listed and award-winning BREEAM projects. As a company, we can offer a wide variety of A+ rated solutions, allowing designers and specifiers to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ building designs”.

For more information on how Alumasc can help you achieve BREEAM ratings, please click here or call 01744 648400.

May24

Alumasc sponsor GRO at Greenbuild Expo 2010

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GRO LogoAlumasc are proud sponsors of the Green Roof Organisation (GRO) stand at this year’s Greenbuild Expo from 26-27 May 2010 at Manchester Central.

GRO was formed as an independent body to represent the industry trade associations and the key players in the green roof market, developing guidance for specification, design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of green roofs.

Its 3 principal objectives are:

  1. To promote the green roof concept
  2. To provide suitable guidelines to manufacturers and installers
  3. To recognise and promote correctly trained roofing companies

Strand PRpicGreenbuild Expo is an exhibition and conference promoting sustainability in the construction industry and Alumasc will be present on the GRO stand for the duration of the show to provide help and advice on all aspects of green roof specification, installation and maintenance.

Visit us on stand number C8 at Greenbuild Expo

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For more information on the Green Roof Organisation, visit www.livingroofs.org

Following their recent success in The BREEAM Awards, Alumasc was celebrating yet again at the NFRC Awards in London on Friday 14th May.

This time, Alumasc’s ZinCo green roofs were the centre of attention, clinching the NFRC Green Roof Award for the exemplary installation at Rockliffe Park Hotel near Darlington in the North East.

rockliffe_nfrcRoofclad Systems of Durham installed 1600m² of Alumasc’s ZinCo green roof system on the new golf clubhouse at Rockliffe – located in the preserved countryside of the listed hotel building.  The project presented a challenging design brief to architects Browne Smith Baker of Newcastle, who worked closely with Alumasc’s Technical Team to create the ideal solution for the project. The location for the new clubhouse building was carefully identified to ensure it sat low down in the landscape, with the green roof blending seamlessly into the countryside, making the clubhouse almost invisible from the hotel.

A variety of wild grasses were chosen to harmonise with surrounding plant species and to complement the natural timber profile of the clubhouse facade. Requiring only a shallow growing medium, the green roof offered a much lighter option than turf, which in turn enabled the specification of more cost effective materials for use in the underlying roof structure, which, as a result, would not be required to support as much weight.

The green roof was applied over Alumasc’s Derbigum high performance waterproofing membrane, for exceptional long-term performance and durability.

regents_place2Finishing close behind Rockliffe was Alumasc’s installation at Regent’s Place in London. The bio-diverse green roof was installed by Tilbury Contracts of Rainham over Alumasc’s Hydrotech MM6125 waterproofing system. The impressive terraced roof, which comprises a number of compartments to form a stunning puzzle pattern, will provide essential habitats to support the survival of some of our rare and scarce plant species, together with a natural habitat for bees, spiders, beetles and birds.

Alumasc’s Managing Director Robert Littlewood comments: “Rockliffe Park is a shining example of how green roofs can be sensitively applied in areas of natural beauty. This award is testament to Alumasc’s Approved Contractor Roofclad and our own Technical Support Team who pulled out the stops to ensure the successful delivery of such a stunning roof.”

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For Architects, Developers and Designers considering BREEAM ratings and green credits, the specification of a green roof can contribute to a successful assessment. Simon Poe of Alumasc explains:

The inclusion of a ZinCo green roof system on the roof and terraces at Regents Place in London contributed to its BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.

The inclusion of a ZinCo green roof system on the roof and terraces at Regents Place in London contributed to its BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.

A range of benefits can be attained across BREEAM assessment – from water detention to energy consumption reductions and responsible materials sourcing to life cycle costing – however, the availability of credits in the ‘Land use and ecology’ section, is of most relevance to green roofs.

The exact number of credits available will vary depending on location (e.g. the re-use of land at brownfield or previously-contaminated sites) and application (e.g. schools earn credits by using green roofs in education and forming wildlife partnerships), however the majority of credits required to attain an ‘Excellent’ or ‘Outstanding’ rating can be achieved irrespective of site placement.

There are two principal stages:

1. The replacement of habitat that would otherwise be lost through the construction process – mitigating the impact of the development and protecting ecological features of the site.

2. Creation of new habitats that will enhance the ecological value of the site to provide long-term biodiversity benefit.

Green roof solutions can be devised to score credits in both categories, with the planting strategy critical to habitat creation appropriate to the wildlife habitation objectives. Schemes can be devised to include appropriate mixes of plant species to attract different wildlife.

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A ZinCo green roof from Alumasc assisted with the BREEAM rating of Hetton Lyons School in Sunderland.

Minister of State for Schools and Learners, Vernon Coaker MP, has been talking at the recent BSEC conference about his impression of the nations schools.

He described the governments BSF programme as a “real record of  achievement” and spoke of the significant change brought about in our primary and secondary schools, touching specifically on the award winning architectural designs that make our modern school buildings “inspirational and exciting” places to be.

Mr Coaker continued “The important thing now is to bring every school building up to the standard that we want. To make them modern, light and airy and environmentally friendly.”

Alumasc’s Aqualine gutter system and Flushjoint downpipes were used on Windygoul Primary School near Edinburgh. The project earned East Lothian Council a Carbon Trust Award for Low Carbon Building.

Alumasc’s Aqualine gutter system and Flushjoint downpipes were used on Windygoul Primary School near Edinburgh. The project earned East Lothian Council a Carbon Trust Award for Low Carbon Building.

Alumasc has long been involved in school building initiatives and we are working closely alongside a number of architectural and contract partners on some of the country’s most innovative school buildings. Alumasc’s green roofs, waterproofing systems, thermally efficient external wall insulation and recyclable rainwater systems have all been specified on educational projects to help minimise their impact on the environment.

Let’s hope that by building greener schools, the young generations learning inside them can be confident of a more positive outlook for the earth’s resources.

Mar5

Alumasc Projects Excel at 2010 BREEAM Awards

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16 of the country’s ‘most sustainable’ buildings were recognised at the 2010 BREEAM Awards at this year’s Ecobuild exhibition in London.  ‘These buildings have comprehensively demonstrated their remarkable environmental credentials’ comments BRE Global Chief Executive Carol Atkinson.

The award-winning schemes achieved Excellent BREEAM ratings earning the most performance credits available in the areas of energy, materials, waste, water, ecology, pollution, transport, management and health and well-being.  Each development has been independently assessed and certified.

Alumasc are proud to announce that 4 of the award winning schemes had Alumasc high performance Roofing and/or Facades systems installed on them.  These were:

Bespoke Project – Bletchley Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes – using Swistherm External Wall Insulation (EWI).

Law Courts Project – Salisbury Law Courts – using Swistherm EWI  and Armaseam standing seam metal roofing.

Industrial Project – VLA Stores, Surrey – using Derbigum Flat Roofing System.

Retail Project – White River Place, St Austell – using Swistherm & Swisrail EWI.

For more details on how Alumasc’s sustainable building products can assist with your BREEAM ratings, please call 01744 648400.

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Alumasc's ZinCo Green Roof system and Hydrotech MM6125 Waterproofing in use on the internal courtyard at Ormeau Bakery

Following the unfortunate demise of Interbuild last year, the government’s first Chief Construction Advisor, Paul Morrell, has been speaking at a launch meeting for the new show BEST (Built Environment Solutions and Technologies) which premiers at Birmingham NEC in October.

In his speech, Mr Morrell was keen to tackle the subject of retrofit, reminding us that existing structures consume around 40% of the nation’s energy.

Retrofit requires close co-operation between suppliers and specifiers, and at Alumasc we are more than familiar with the processes involved. We work alongside architects and designers on hundreds of projects every year, to encourage the specification of sustainable products and systems to create healthy, efficient buildings that benefit not only the wider environment, but those living and working inside them.

The recent refurbishment of the beautiful Ormeau Bakery in Belfast into high quality apartments, is the perfect example of how new technologies are being used to improve existing structures. Alumasc’s ZinCo green roof and Hydrotech waterproofing systems created a peaceful haven on the podium roof of the late 19th century building, which will offer recreation access to residents and a rich habitat for local wildlife.

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For Alumasc’s full range of waterproofing solutions, please visit www.alumascroofing.co.uk

PR_pic_smlAlumasc is proud to have been involved with the stunning new development from Gentoo Construction at The River Quarter in Sunderland.

Alumasc’s ZinCo green roof has created a roof top retreat for residents of the luxury apartment complex which sits on a former brownfield site and includes a bowling emporium and café bar.

Working closely alongside Napper Architects, our technical support team also designed a complete waterproofing solution for the project which presented a number of challenging design features. Hydrotech MM6125, Alumasc’s BBA Approved structural waterproofing system, was used under the green roof whilst Derbigum Rapido and Derbifoam thermal insulation board were used to create a warm roof build up. Derbigum is BBA Approved and manufactured under an ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System.

You can find out more about these widely specified living roof systems at Alumasc’s stand at Ecobuild – Stand 1547, Earls Court 1.

For further information visit www.alumascgreenroof.co.uk

pr_firestone_approvedAlumasc has further strengthened its portfolio of world class roofing products by becoming a Commercial and Industrial Authorised Distributor for Firestone RubberGard® EPDM and UltraPly™ TPO single ply roofing systems in England, Wales and Scotland.

Firestone Building Products entered the commercial roofing industry in 1980 building on its success and experience in rubber polymer technology. Three decades later, over one billion square metres of Firestone’s sustainable roofing membranes have been installed on rooftops worldwide.

Alumasc’s Managing Director Robert Littlewood comments: “We are thrilled to be adding such impressive roofing solutions to our existing portfolio. Alumasc has a reputation for supplying comprehensive and relevant solutions which are designed to meet the demands of contemporary design, whilst also addressing the environmental concerns surrounding our industry. Firestone’s performance record as a leading manufacturer of sustainable rubber membranes worldwide, can serve only to reinforce Alumasc’s position in the UK market.”

For more information on the new Firestone products available from Alumasc, click here.

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Back in 2015 Alumasc Roofing Systems installed their pioneering Blue Roof Water Attenuation System ‘BluRoof’ at University of Bristol’s Arts and Social Sciences Lecture Theatre – the first Alumasc BluRoof system installed within the UK.

As part of University of Bristol’s sustainable construction project and aim of ensuring that any green space lost to the building is not only replaced, but actively enhanced, meant that a solution was needed for the Theatre roof that was not only highly sustainable but reliable.

Over the past three years the BluRoof System has provided the ideal solution for the University by avoiding the costly excavation of the bedrock beneath the University for added drainage by attenuating the rainwater and controlling the flow rate at which it leaves. This water attenuation, in conjunction with the drainage layers, has helped the Blackdown Green Roof’s variety of Bio-diverse plant species to flourish, which has made a noticeable difference in terms of benefitting the surrounding wildlife as observed by students, teachers and the local community alike.

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University of Bristol’s BluRoof has also helped regulate the building’s temperature over the past three years via the warm roof/insulation layer included within the system – thus helping make the building more energy efficient.

Since the implementation of the various sustainable solutions and systems by Bristol University they have achieved the highest BREEAM rating possible – ‘Excellent’.

The university have undoubtedly benefitted from Alumasc’s patented BluRoof System along with Alumasc’s knowledge and experience within the roofing and drainage industry when implementing the system. This vital, tested, proven knowledge and experience not only of the roofing industry but also drainage gives Alumasc a unique advantage by being able to provide all components involved in designing a successful Blue Roof from one, single source.

This historic partnership between Alumasc Roofing Horticultural and Drainage Divisions is, we believe, integral to the success of a roofing system of this nature and backed up by Alumasc’s single source warranties provide the customer with ultimate peace of mind.

For further information regarding Alumasc’s BluRoof Systems click here, if you would like to find out the key benefits of Alumasc’s BluRoof Single Point Warranty click here.

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Rea Street, located in Central Birmingham are Residential flats owned and provided to residents by Birmingham City Council. Following a recent, annual building survey, the decision was made that a full building envelope refurbishment needed to take place to further prolong the building’s life, improve thermal efficiency and improve the inhabitant’s lives.

Flat Roof System:

During the roof inspection survey that was carried out by Alumasc and Rio Asphalt various remedial repairs were identified to the main area of the roof. Localised strip and replacement was performed to allow the existing mastic asphalt substrate to be retained and maintain waterproofing integrity throughout the refurbishment of the fully occupied maisonettes.

 

Surface preparation and conditioning was carried out to provide a suitable substrate onto which the Caltech UV BUR system could be applied.

alumasc roofing systemsThis system comprised of a vapour control layer, PU Insulation and Adhesive, Caltech Preparation Layer and finally the Caltech UV (UV Resistant) Cold Applied Liquid Waterproofing. A cut to falls insulation scheme (warm roof) was utilised not only to bring the building’s U-value down to an average 0.18W/m2K but also vastly improve drainage flow to the outlets and reducing ponding water. This system provided Birmingham City Council with a 25-year system warranty.

Alumasc’s BBA Approved Caltech UV was selected due to the system’s highly durable properties that excel over 25 years. The seamless nature of the application and flame free (cold applied) installation was also essential for this fully occupied building to be refurbished successfully with minimal disruption. 700m2 installed in total by Rio Asphalt and Paving Co Ltd.

External Communal Walkways:

Quick Curing Liquid Roofing SystemsOver the years there had been substantial deterioration and degradation to the anti-slip coating to the external walkway areas thus becoming a health and safety hazard. Alumasc’s BBA Approved Caltech QC Liquid Waterproofing was utilised due to the products Quick Curing attributes.

 

This provided little inconvenience to inhabitants of the building as the system is fully cured within 30-40 minutes. The system also included quartz anti-slip granules to provide residents with a safer walkway.

Rooftop Edge Protection and CDM:flat roof edge protection guardrail cdm systems

Aluamsc’s Surefoot Guardrail system now provides future protection to users of the flat roof when inspecting the or carrying out future maintenance. The free-standing, counterbalance design of the Guardrail system is ideal as it requires no drilling through the newly installed waterproofing thus guaranteeing the roofs’ waterproof integrity.

 

ALUMASC FACADES VBRIQThe system is supplied in kit form ready to build and the modular components are quick and easy to link together bringing the flat roof area in-line with current CDM regulations.

Facades/Walling:

As part of the refurbishment, Birmingham City Council and Acivico aimed to improve the thermal efficiency of the overall building, therefore, Alumasc VBriQ Pro External Wall Insulation (EWI) System was installed with the new Warm Roof System thus fully encapsulating the building.

This system is fully BBA certified and consists of a Mineral Wool Insulation and Acrylic Brick Slip finish. A Silkolitt Silicone Render finish was used on the communal side of the building.

With the inhabitant’s safety being of paramount importance this system provided the perfect solution having obtained a Fire Rating of A2-s1, d0 (limited combustibility material) and is therefore safe to be installed above 18m. The VBriQ system provide the external façade with an incredible look giving it the new build feel.

 

The fundamental requirement for the new building façade is to resist impact loads. Building façades must cope with a variety of load conditions during their lifetime from self-weight and wind loads to everyday bumps and scrapes. These loadings must be accommodated by the EWI system without risk to the safety of the occupants or those around the building. VBriQ meets these requirements having achieved Category I impact resistance to ETAG004. 360m2 installed by Knowles and Madden.

Benefits of Alumasc’s single source building envelope solution

Exploiting the combined expertise of Alumasc Roofing and Facade Systems allows a truly single source building envelope that we believe is integral to a system of this nature. Alumasc’s nationwide network of registered contractors combined with our own site monitoring team(s) ensures compliance with the warranty and codes of practice are observed through to completion. One point of contact and one installation team provides a single source building envelope to the successful completion of the works thus limiting potential split responsibility.

The holistic approach to the design allowed for interfacing to be performed pre-contract allowing for installation on time, on budget and without compromise in terms of quality.
Split responsibility may result in the use of various trades and contractors, which in turn may lead to installation errors, damage to materials or negative warranty implications. The Alumasc Single Point Warranty limits this.

Alumasc’s single point warranties assure Birmingham City Council that if they require any further support in relation to this project in future it can be swiftly and efficiently provided from one single point of contact. This also includes details designed by Alumasc or any workmanship queries.

To find out more about Alumasc’s liquid waterproofing systems Click Here, for more Alumasc Facade Systems information Click Here. Alternatively to speak to our technical team call 03335 771 500.

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Alumasc is proud to announce that we have two sustainable and innovative green roof projects shortlisted at this year’s 2018 NFRC  (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) Awards, below we look back at the green roof projects…

Project One:

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Tucked away in the rolling hillsides of Monmouthshire is The Decoy Bunker. The original bunker was built in 1941 and was designed as a special decoy target for German bombers.

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The secluded bunker has now been fully restored and is now a unique holiday home.

As part of the design the bunker needed to blend directly into the hillside therefore a highly durable waterproofing system that could provide full protection from the water travelling down from the surrounding landscape was needed. A green roof waterproofing solution that would provide the maximum blending effect was also required to give it the desired ‘camouflage’ effect by using the existing soil and grass from the surrounding landscape. Blackdown Drainage Layers, Intensive Substrate and Washed Pebble Ballast was installed to finish the green roof.

With Derbigum being a system that holds 40 year durability certification with the BBA (British Board of Agrément) – a Derbigum Black Anti-Root Built-Up System was the ideal solution. The Derbigum system sits below the green roof and provides a highly reliable waterproofing solution and maximum peace of mind for the future. Alumasc’s Registered Contractors Span Roofing carried out the installation with great results.

Project Two:

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Blackdown are proud to have completed the sedum green roof at the Chester Bus Interchange site which is a £10 million ‘key enabling’ project and part of the wider £300m Chester Northgate Redevelopment.

The bus interchange is capable of handling 156 bus movements per hour & opened early 2017. Blackdown worked alongside Lakesmere, who installed the Kalzip roof and Graham Construction the main contractor.

The project has a 3,434sqm sedum green roof with a varied pitch from 0-35 degrees installed over a Kalzip standing seam roof.

Blackdown would like to thank both Graham Construction and Lakesmere for the positive and close working partnership throughout the duration of this exciting project.

To find out more about Alumasc’s Blackdown Green Roof and Derbigum Bituminous Membrane products products click here.

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Alumasc’s Blue Roof system is a single source, fully warranted waterproofing and sustainable drainage solution.

BluRoof Stormwater Management

Exploiting the combined expertise of Alumasc’s Roofing Division and Harmer Engineered Drainage Systems; allowing a truly single source solution that we believe is integral to a system of this nature. This is because the system has been tested by Alumasc working in conjunction with consulting engineers and test houses to guarantee system performance throughout the life cycle of the roof or podium.

Alumasc’s nationwide network of registered contractors combined with our own site monitoring team(s) ensures compliance with the warranty and codes of practice are observed through to completion.

Blu Roof Brochure DownloadThis is followed by our Blu Roof leak detection policy applicable to all Blue Roof specifications or projects to provide further peace of mind to all parties involved.

From specification through to completion of installation one point of contact and one installation team provides a single source solution to the successful completion of the works thus limiting potential split responsibility.

Split responsibility may result in the use of various trades and contractors, which in turn may lead to installation errors, damage to materials or negative warranty implications.
Alumasc’s Blue Roof warranty assures the building owner that, if the roof fails to remain watertight as a consequence of latent defect in the Blue Roof Waterproofing System, Drainage Components, Accessories and associated surface finishes such as green roof as supplied by Alumasc, the integrity of the waterproofing will be reinstated.

This also includes details designed by Alumasc or faulty workmanship of the Alumasc Registered Contractor. Warranties of up to 40 years available.

For further product information about Alumasc’s BluRoof Drainage System click here or call our technical team on 03335 771 500.

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The Triangle, the new international headquarters brings together all Cambridge Assessment’s Cambridge-based staff, currently based in 11 different offices across the city, bringing them all under one roof. The site is on what was previously Cambridge University Press’s Edinburgh Building on Shaftesbury Road Cambridge, to the South-East of Cambridge City Centre.

Designed by HLM/Sidell Gibson Architects, all flat roof areas utilised Alumasc Roofing Systems’ Hydrotech Hot Melt and Alumasc XPS insulation offering a total system solution. All upper main roof areas drain onto 3 x single storey podiums that have the Alumasc BluRoof Drainage System along with Blackdown Green Roof to provide a habitable space for people to enjoy. This BluRoof System comes with Alumasc’s single point warranty that provides the University with ultimate peace of mind for the foreseeable future. This assures the University that if the roof fails to remain watertight as a consequence of latent defect in the BluRoof Waterproofing System, Drainage Components, Accessories and associated surface finishes such as green roof as supplied by Alumasc, the integrity of the waterproofing will be reinstated by Alumasc.

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Alumasc’s BluRoof system reduces and controls the peak rate of stormwater discharge from roof areas. Detention of storm water up to a prescribed maximum hydraulic head occurs, with subsequent discharge controlled over an elongated time period.

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The BluRoof drainage strategies were introduced at design stage to help meet SuDS requirements and Alumasc worked extensively with Capita to achieve the required reduction in rainwater run-off.

The installation was carried out by Alumasc registered approved contractor Cambridge Flat Roofing acting as sub-contractor to Bouygues UK.

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Wayne Farrington from Cambridge Flat Roofing says:

“This has been an excellent contract to be involved in, one of our first major BluRoof projects. The level of service and input from Alumasc’s Technical department, both internally and on-site along with Alumasc’s Customer Services team has been outstanding.

Combined with the Hydrotech BluRoof Structural Waterproofing system, a system we have significant trust and experience in installing, we feel we’ve delivered a project we can be proud of. The feedback we’ve received from our client has been extremely positive and we look forward to our next Alumasc BluRoof.”

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For further product information about Alumasc’s BluRoof Drainage System click here or call our technical team on 03335 771 500.

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Due to heightened activity and demand in the Northern Regions of the UK, Alumasc Roofing Systems have strengthened their ranks over the past 12 months.

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From left to right: Liam Jackson: Northern UK Technical Manager, Tony Doyle: Business Development Manager, Mick Drybala: Northern UK Site Technician, Richard Emerson: North East Technical Business Manager, Craig Begg: Commercial Manager (Scotland), Neil Delve: Sales Director – Northern Division, Phil Graham: North West Area Technical Manager, Brian Flynn: Ireland Area Technical Manager.


 

TEAM BIOGRAPHY:

 

Liam Jackson MSc AIoR – Technical Manager – Northern UK & Ireland

Liam is educated to Master’s degree level and has been with Alumasc for 5 years, initially as site technician for Northern UK, working with and training operatives in all Alumasc Roofing System products. During this period he has gained experience and training in specification sales. Liam has been Northern Technical Manager for the past 12 months. Fully trained in carrying out roof surveys, specification writing, thermal/drainage/wind uplift calculations and computer-aided design (CAD). Liam is currently an Associate of the Institute of Roofing.

Tony Doyle – Northern UK Business Development Manager

Over 25 years within the roofing sector – Tony has worked for Roofing Contractors in estimating, contract management, business development and for roofing product manufacturers in specification sales and design office management. Most of his experience is in flat roofing systems having worked with bituminous membranes, single-ply membranes, liquid applied waterproofing and mastic asphalt. Tony also has a significant amount of experience of pitched roofing from his past work with roofing contractors and product manufacturers.
Tony says: “My approach to roofing specifications is based on gaining a sound understanding of the client’s requirements as well as the performance requirements of the building. This is achieved via a thorough roof survey and detailed discussion with the client and their consultants”.

Mick Drybala – Northern UK Site Technician

Mick has been the Northern Site Technician for nearly two years. His initial background was within the plumbing industry but steered towards roofing whilst working heavily with lead flashings on pitched roofs. Mick’s current role involves pre-start technical meetings with contractors and week to week progress inspections on work undertaken. His various other duties include conducting and assisting in condition reports with the local sales managers, as well as offering occasional support to the new build sites in the Central London area.

Richard Emerson – North East Area Technical Manager

Responsible for developing and maintaining business in the North East of England through specification with full autonomy of business development and strategy. Richard has experience working with a range of roofing manufacturers and suppliers in his previous roles and has helped Alumasc position themselves as a leading supplier within the North East over the past 8 years. Richard liaises closely with key Consultant Practices, Contractors and Building Surveyors to provide a comprehensive and professional service. Richard has worked within the construction industry for over 20 years.

Craig Begg AIoR – Commercial Manager (Scotland)

Craig’s vast knowledge of construction and specification sales has seen him gain valuable career experience over the years. Firstly, with Tarmac Group UK, then with major blue-chip companies such as Aggregate Industries and Rockwool. During this time Craig has achieved an ILM at Loughborough business school as a mature student. Craig Currently serves with Alumasc exterior building products as Commercial Manager for Scotland over-seeing all roof surveys and flat roof specifications. Craig is also an active member of the Institute of Roofing – Scotland branch.

Neil Delve – Northern UK Sales Director

Managing the Area Technical Managers, Commercial Managers and Site Technician in the northern region. Neil ensures the team keep close control over current and potential projects thus giving the customer a smooth experience during their project from start, finish and handover. Another key aspect to Neil’s role is maintaining and enhancing relationships within the contractor and client network and exploring new opportunities within the region. Neil has worked within the roofing industry for over 20 years.

Phil Graham – North West Area Technical Manager

Phil has vast experience within both the New Build and Refurbishment sectors having worked for one of the North West’s leading Roofing Contractors prior to joining Alumasc Roofing Systems. This experience has helped Alumasc further expand throughout the North-West Area. Phil is the newest member of the team and is already providing customers with technically accurate advice along with solutions that have helped meet customer budgets yet still providing a genuinely, robust and reliable waterproofing solutions. Phil has worked within the Roofing Industry since 2010 and joined Alumasc in Summer 2017.

Brian Flynn – Ireland Area Technical Manager

Brian currently manages the Irish market for the Roofing Division and has over 15 years construction experience. His previous experience includes project management positions and business development roles working closely with a wide network of specifiers and contractors within the roofing industry throughout Ireland.

Alumasc prides itself on the ability to offer existing and potential customers with the best, most effective solution to any flat roofing problem or project that may arise. Unlike many suppliers Alumasc has a comprehensive range of system types from quick curing liquid systems, Full warm roof felt systems through to semi-intensive, biodiverse and intensive green roof systems – all backed by guarantees and warranties of up to 35 years along with high post installation support levels.

Alumasc’s range of roofing systems can cater for any eventuality. The combined experience that Alumasc Roofing Systems offers their customers ultimately helps the client with a smooth, stress-free and effective solution to their problem.
Alumasc Roofing Systems also provide a wide range of rooftop management systems such as edge protection to help meet CDM criteria and drainage solutions that are guaranteed to work in conjunction with the roof system, all backed up by Alumasc Roofing Systems warranties.

If you would like to discuss any of our products or services with the team call 03335 771 500.

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hydrotech hot melt waterproofing systemsHydrotech Structural Waterproofing contains an impressive post-consumer recycled content of 30%, making it the choice of professionals in an ever-growing sustainable environment.

Independently verified by Underwriters Laboratories – Hydrotech offers 30% recycled content.

Hydrotech Hot Melt 30% Recycled Underwriters Laboratory

The Hydrotech component formula is a unique combination of recycled materials found exclusively in Hydrotech, including rubber crumb from used tyres, process oil and inert fillers, along with the basic bituminous element. These recycled products are typically disposed of via landfill, therefore, the heightened use of these post-consumer materials within this hot melt system helps save the landscape and the atmosphere.

REACH Compliance

Hydrotech is additionally fully compliant with the REACH legislation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), which originated as a mandatory regulation of the European Union, implemented to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the from the risks that can be posed by some materials.

Sustainability

Not only does Hydrotech contain sustainable raw materials, it also uses hydro-electrical power as the primary energy source in manufacture. These manufacturing procedures are independently audited to the ISO9001 Quality Management Standard, and the product is imported under Alumasc’s ISO14001 Environmental Management system, thus ensuring that upstream production processes are monitored for their environmental impact and that careful considerations are made in terms of packaging, transport and disposal to deliver as sustainable a construction product as practicable.

This particular hot melt system also has over 50 years of proven zero project failures worldwide, on projects of all types and sizes.

For further information click here or call our technical team on (0) 3335 771 500.

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The £4.5 million Moondance Sports Hall will provide a new space for the students of the college to work together to improve their health, fitness and wellbeing.

 

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This project utilised 1,500m2 of Hydrotech Hot Melt Waterproofing and Blackdown Green Roof NatureMat. NatureMat is a vegetated mat consisting of a biodegradable base layer, a specially formulated substrate layer and a 90% mature plant cover comprising of 6 core species (predominantly Sedums) along with 13 randomly sown species. All grown to maturity in Blackdowns’s own fields in Somerset.

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A roofing system was needed that would provide students with an environmentally beneficial solution that would help improve their lives. NatureMat provides that solution by helping clean the air from surrounding pollution and contributing to the required acoustic and thermal properties needed for this project.

Another benefit of this system is that the location in Glamorgan receives high levels of rainfall, therefore a system was needed that could absorb high levels of rainwater and deal with it effectively – Blackdown NatureMat is highly efficient in absorbing rainwater and along with Hydrotech Hot Melt Waterproofing having Zero Product Failures in over 50 years this system will provide the sports hall with a long, reliable and efficient Flat Roof solution for the long term.

For further information regarding Hydrotech and Blackdown NatureMat click here or call our technical team on (0) 3335 771 500.

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Smithfield Square is one of St James Homes latest developments offering luxury suites, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. The two live work units give residents the opportunity to relax in luxury and comfort, whilst being able to work with convenience.

 

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At roof and podium level a reliable, long lasting solution was needed for waterproofing the various areas, public spaces and recreational areas prior to architectural landscaping being installed.

Alumasc Roofing’s Hydrotech Hot Melt system, which demonstrates a zero product failure over a 50 year track record, provided the ideal waterproofing solution, 12,000m2 was installed in total.

 

The project included Brown roofs designed in accordance with planning constraints and London Plan guidelines, materials supplied by Blackdown Green Roofs, a Division of Alumasc Roofing. This combination of Hydrotech waterproofing and Blackdown Green Roofing systems allows Hornsey Depot to benefit from various ‘green’ spaces and St James with a one stop solution in compliance to NHBC Part 7 policy.

For further information regarding Blackdown Green Roofs or Hydrotech Structural Waterproofing please call our technical department on 03335 771 500.

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Monoscreed is a fast curing PMMA based compound screed (solvent and isocyanate free) comprising of resin + filler + aggregate mix. The cold applied compound can be mixed at roof level and applied to concrete decks (3mm – 50mm) to bring deck levels back to tolerance i.e. zero falls’ thus reducing deck deflection/back-falls.

 

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FAST CURE TIME

The system is unaffected by ambient temperatures, is rainproof within 15 minutes of being applied and will fully cure in circa 45 minutes, thus offering significant programme benefits when compared with more

APPLICATION TO SUBSTRATE

Monoscreed can be applied directly to suitably prepared cementitious concrete which is free from dust, dampness, laitance, grease, oil or other contamination, and if necessary primed with Alumasc Bitumen Primer. The system comes in pre-measured packs of components palletised to ensure easy transportation to roof level and accuracy of the compound mix.

OVERLAYING

Monoscreed is also suitable to be installed over Hydrotech 6125, Derbigum bituminous membranes & Caltech QC cold-applied liquid where necessary.

For further information regarding Alumasc Monoscreed please call our technical team on 03335 771 500, alternatively call (0)3335 771 500

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