Yorkshire Bank, Nottingham
They were having problems with water ingression through the main roof area in various places. On inspection of the roof area it was determined that the asphalt roof surface was coming to / at the end of its life. It was cracking and crazing around the stress points on the detail work and had some blistering across the main areas. FWE recommended that Polyurethare reinforced coating system be applied to the complete roof surface
The area to be coated was firstly cleaned using high pressure washing to allow for the application of the coating system. Extreme care was taking around any upstands or near suspect roof areas as to refrain from ingression of excessive water into the building. Any areas of blistering of slumping in the asphalt were them smoothed out by applying heat to the surface and remodelling the asphalt. Then a binder/sealer primer was applied across the whole surface.
Once the preperation was complete application of Elastaseal Embedment coat (dark red colour_ whilst wet incorporating glass fibre matting for reinforcement was applied
After a mimimum of 24 hours / maximum 7 days a finishing coat of Elastaseal tobb coat in solar reflecting mid grey was applied. The following day a self adhesive black and yellow tape was applied to the surface to mark out the emergency escape route which crosses the roof area.
On completion of the works a full 15 year guarantee was issues which was endorsed both by FWR Coating Limited as the coating applicator and TOR Coatings Limited as the manufacturer of the Elastasel System
NSK Bearings (Europe) Limited, Peterlee
In 2008, FWR Coating (NE) Ltd were asked by Mick Wilson of the maintenance department at NSK Bearings (Europe) Limited to put together a programme of works to resurvface the roof areas and stop all roof leaks across the whole site at 3 Brindley Road, South west Industrial Estate, Peterlee, SR8 2JD.
The leaking water was creating pools of water on the floors in some areas of the factory. This in itself was causing a slip hazard that needed to be dealt with. After doing small patch repair works across the site ro solve the roof leaks for the previous 2 years using a reinforced polyurethane coating system which had provided some success, FWR were asked to survey the roof areas across the complete site. On completion of this survey it was determined that there was substational surface breakdown due to age of the existing roof surfaces, Which were estimated between aproximately 20 - 40 years old.
FWR Coating Recommended the Elastaseal 10 system. This system was chosen because it was capable of adhearing to all the various substrates that make up the roof areas across the site. The system encapsulates the roof in a seamless waterproofing membrane, but crucially allows the roof to breathe. This allows the saturated roof to dry out over time and helps deliver a durable, cost effective roof repair.
Due to the amount of roof area in need of resurfacing, FWR sat down with mick wilson of NSK Bearings and put together a programme of works prioritising areas of worst deterioration which will see complete roof refurbishment across the time take approximately 10 years
The first area of approcimately 2000m² was started and completed in the spring of 2009 taking aproximately 10 weeks. This roof area was a metal decked roof with insulation. This area has a shallow pitch leading to external gutters. The roof surface was a layer of black bitument felt with a cover of solar reflecting roof chippings
After the decision was made on the area of most priority the first thing to do was prepare the area ready for coating, which included firstly removal and disposal of the roof chippings then followed by a thorough cleaning using high pressure washing to allow for the application of the coating syste. Extreme care was taken around any upstands or near suspect roof areas as to refrain from ingression of excessive water into the building.
After a miminum of 24 hours / maximum 7 days a finishing coat of Elastaseal top coat (available in various volours_ Is applied. NSK Bearing chose to finish the roof in dove grey which gives the added benefit of great solar reflectivity and as such allows the building to stay cooler during the summer.
On completion of the works a full 10 year guarantee was issues which was endorsed both by FWR Coating Limited as the coating application and TOR Coatings Limited as the manufacturer of the Elastaseal system. The work was a complete success in solving the leaking roof which removed the slip hazard from the factory floors and FWR have since applied Elastaseal to a further 5000 square meters on the site.
Hampton by Hilton hotel., Newcastle upon Tyn
Specialist roofing contractor, FWR Coating Ltd., has completed the refurbisment of a new Hilton hotel in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Hampton by Hilton opens its doors in March 2015 and is opposite Newcastle Central Station and within easy walking distance of the city’s biggest local attractions.
It is housed in former commercial office space, the flat roofs of which which were prone to leaks and not thermally efficient. An effective, long term roofing solution was needed.
The ElastasealTM Warm Roof System from Tor Coatings was chosen on the basis of practicality, performance and through life cost. It provides a seamless waterproof barrier membrane and maximises the thermal efficiency of the roof. It ensures the roof remains leak free and reduces heating and energy costs.
The system was applied directly over the previous felt roof membrane, which was extremely convenient and avoided the cost of removal.
Once the roof had been prepared, TorthermTM thermal insulation tiles were bonded and covered with a special carrier membrane onto which the coating system was applied.
The protective ElastasealTM coating incorporated every detail of the roof, taking in every detail, meaning the entire roof area was fully waterproof.
The ElastasealTM system can be specified with an initial life of up to 25 years before first full maintenance. For the Hampton hotel roof a BBA Certified 25 year system was chosen.