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A Schools New Thermal Efficient Roof Replacement
The roofs identified were suffering from several problems making refurbishment a high priority. The school wanted a solution that delivered a robust, long-lasting system that could be quickly and safely installed, from a manufacturer that could provide comprehensive technical support througho...
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Repairing School Roofs That Were Beyond Serviceable
Three flat roofs that were beyond serviceable have had their roof surface and insulation refurbished with a tapered scheme in order to eliminate water pooling which was a consistent problem.
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Replacing Road Joints With Minimum Disruption To All Road Users
The major route in and out of the Port of Tilbury sustains daily, continual heavy HGV traffic which can deteriorate road joints. A cost effective solution was required, with minimum disruption to all road users. The IKO Permatrack H Bridge Joints were chosen for their proven track record on n...
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Using the IKO UPXL System, Providing a Lengthy 30 Year Single Point Guarantee
Southampton County Council required a waterproof roofing system that would provide a long term solution and deliver value for money for a new housing development. The decision to use the IKO UPXL system offered a lengthy 30 year single point guarantee which (in addition to providing quality a...
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A Natural and Locally Sourced Construction Required an Anti–Root Roofing System
The Down to Earth Training Centre, built almost exclusively with natural and locally sourced materials required an anti–root roofing system, ready for the install of a green roof.
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Replacing the 55,000m2 Roof Area at Euston Station
The 55,000m2 roof area of one of London's busiest train stations was in an advanced stage of deterioration. IKO PLC liaised with roofing contractors Weatherproofing Advisors to refine the specification. Working with the public, and in a commuter environment, Weatherproofing Advisors had the a...
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Combining a Range of IKO Roofing Waterproofing Systems to Refurbish a School Roof
The existing waterproofing had failed due to a previous poor installation, the result of which saturated the insulation below the exterior roofing. New high performance solutions were specified that included a range of IKO roofing waterproofing systems to protect both the flat and pitched roof...
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Creating a Vibrant and Attractive Office Environment, Including the Roof!
A detailed visual and physical inspection, together with core and moisture probe analysis carried out by IKO on the roof, patio and walkway areas, indicated that the waterproofing membrane was in a condition commensurate with the age and the type of the traditional membranes installed. They ha...
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A Flame-Free Solution to Reduce the Potential Fire Risk
The project was to refurbish the roof and improve the drainage and insulation and bring it up to current building control standards. A thermographic survey of the roof was carried out by IKO, which confirmed that it was sound enough to have an overlay of IKO UXPL bituminous membrane rather tha...
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Liquid Waterproofing to Save an Underground Car Park
6,000m2 Enhanced Pedestrian Spaces and Car Park Waterproofing Solution Broadway Plaza is a multi-use facility based in Birmingham City centre; in use 24 hours a day, it houses an array of eateries, leisure and accommodation venues. Water ingress had caused fire retardant paint to peel from t...
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Carbon Neutral Project - Lucey Way, Southwark
IKO PLC were asked to investigate issues at the Lucey Way Housing, Southwark, in respect of the existing access walkways that were surfaced with Mastic Asphalt, by Keepmoat and Southwark Council. It was agreed the Mastic Asphalt required replacing, along with screed repairs and new expansion ...
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Replacing Existing Asphaltic Plug Joints on the Busy M4 Chiswick Flyover
Chiswick Flyover is situated at the end of the M4, joining the motorway to the A4, a main arterial route carrying thousands of vehicles into Central London each day. As part of a total refurbishment of the flyover IKO Permatrack Heavy Duty Expansion Joints were chosen by Consultants Mouchel P...
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University Project Completed During the Summer to Avoid Disruption
Refurbishment of the 464 seat Northcott Theatre roof (est 1967) at the University of Exeter with completion required during the summer holiday period on a site that made the building vulnerable to high winds.
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A Waterproof Mastic Asphalt Wearing Course for a Bridge Deck
Along with re-surfacing, inspection, showed signs of wear and tear on the bridge surface areas too. Consulting Engineers, Jacobs, approached IKO for the specification, and Galliford Try won the tender. BriggsAmasco were chosen as the installing contractor. IKO’s Permatrack Bridge Surfacing s...
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A Cladding Refurbishment Project with Specific Colouring Requirements
The appearance of the current cladding was in need of improvement and with the client requiring a specific colour, IKO were approached. IKO Polimar CRS was chosen as it ticked all the relevant boxes for the client – a single coat repair system that provide a tough, durable finish with excelle...
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Carbon Neutral Project - Round Tower, Portsmouth
The Grade I listed Round Tower (dating from the 1400’s) is a fortification at the entrance to Portsmouth harbour it overhangs the Portsmouth sea front making it susceptible to coastal weather. It’s current waterproofing system needed replacing, The IKO Permaphalt System was chosen due to the ...
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Replacing an Original 1949 Roofing Waterproofing System Including New Rooflights
Perry Hall Academy, a large primary school built in 1949, with original waterproofing still in-situ. IKO assisted the Academy funding bid by providing a detailed survey report, including intrusive core sample analysis. The roofs were suffering from water ingress, cracks in the mastic asphalt,...
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'Mini Shard' Requires Roof Terrace Waterproofing for Spectacular Views
The building will feature natural light and outstanding views throughout, naturally-ventilated winter gardens on floors 3-12 and a landscaped roof terrace with spectacular views of London. IKO Permatec Hot Melt system was specified for the plant area and roof terrace spaces.
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IKO Permatrack Bridge Surfacing Saves Tower Bridge
The bridge was closed in September 2016 for three months while necessary repairs were made to the lifting sections, walkways and approaches.
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School Roof Receives Much Needed Fire Protection and Waterproofing
Walker Primary School was opened in 1953 as a one-form entry primary school with seven classes. Over the years, due to its popularity, it has grown and new buildings have been added. Due to the structural design of the building, the roof trusses once exposed meant that the roof changed from o...
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University Chemistry Lab Roof Meets Carbon Reduction Policy
Replacing an existing roof which had come to the end of its natural life with a high performance waterproofing solution, which would not only meet the university's carbon reduction policy, but could also be installed quickly during term holidays in order to minimise disruption to students and ...
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Hybrid Roofing Solution for Manufacturer
The original profiled metal decking was covered with a layer of fibreboard and a layer of felt. Deterioration was so bad in places that entire areas of the roof needed replacing. Some areas were so fragile that it was dangerous for contractors to walk on them. Starting from the less damaged a...
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University Updates to Tapered Roofing Scheme
The brief was to replace an existing roof that had reached the end of its serviceable life, with a high performance waterproofing solution and upgrade the insulation in order to meet the University’s energy efficiency policy.
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Night-Time Project Provides 30 Year Roof For Medical Centre
Designed to offer the best waterproofing performance, IKO UPXL is a superior, no compromise bituminous roofing solution that offers the very best quality components, a 30 year guarantee and a choice of hot or cold applications.
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Large Residential Estate Restoration for Energy Efficiency
Work began on the major upgrade to the 469 council homes in March 2012, which could lead to them becoming up to 47% more energy efficient (based on BRE study 2013). The scheme is mainly funded by Milton Keynes council with power giants npower providing grant funding that they earn based on the...
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A New Slip-Resistant Walkway Waterproofing System
IKO Polimar FCS is a high performance cold applied, two part, fast curing waterproofing system was a perfect solution for this project as it cured within 20 minutes. Also, being a self-levelling and slip resistant product, it enabled residents to come and go within minutes of it being applied.
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Conservation-Area School Receives New Cost-Effective Roof
City of Edinburgh Council required a new roof for one of its local authority primary schools, Parsons Green. Built in 1961, the school had a copper pitched roof which was in need of replacement, and an upgrade to the insulation of the building was also required. The council also required a 20 ...
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Residential Living Above a Modern Retail Development
IKO Permatec, developed by IKO PLC, is a highly advanced and innovative hot melt waterproofing system, which provides environmental benefits as well as market leading performance. Providing zero wrapper waste, lower application temperatures and anti-root protection, the product provides many o...
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Commercial Office Block Receives New Fit Out
As part of the refit, the building required a new roof as it was showing signs of wear and had started to leak. As well as a waterproofing solution, the client wanted to improve the thermal performance in line with current building regulations. For health and safety reasons, the client also re...
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Liquid Waterproofing Solution Meets Refurbishment Needs of Coastal Residential Development
A robust, trafficable waterproof finish was required to fulfil the brief and this had to be installed with minimal disruption to residents, allowing them access at all times. The waterproofing system needed to offer some slip resistance and be aesthetically pleasing whilst still being function...
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Inlaid Motorway Crack Sealing System
The project involved treatment of longitudinal and transverse cracking in lanes 1 and 2 of the carriageway. IKO Permatrack H (High Modulus) Inlaid Crack Repair System was installed as a solution to a reflective crack extending to a length of 6.7km and IKO Permatrack Samiband was used to repair...
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Protecting Against Coastal Erosion with Mastic Asphalt
One solution to the problem was to extend the existing revetment construction, but this would have required large volumes of excavation with increased times and cost. It was therefore decided to adopt a minimal excavation of the toe area only, infill with a rock layer and fully grout using IKO...
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Old Students’ Union Receives Fire Protected Roof
IKO Ultra Prevent T-O Brown cap sheet was specified for the 300m2 flat roof areas, and Armourglass Dual Brown Roofing Shingles were specified for the 200m2 pitched roofs. The roofing shingles were chosen to maintain the original slate effect on the pitched roof areas. The work also involved re...
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Delivering an Award-Winning Roofing Project
One of the roofs within the scheme, Hodge Clough School in Oldham, had fallen into a dilapidated state of disrepair and was in great need of replacement. Council building surveyors came up with the appropriate specification and project managed the scheme to completion. The majority of the much...
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Shatter Resistant Tiles Complete New Roof for Residents at Golf Club Lodge
When starting to plan the development of a new 18 bedroomed lodge at Kingswood Golf Course, the management team were concerned about its proximity to the 18th hole and the perennial damage that had been caused over time to the existing slate roofs of the club house from golf balls. They wanted...
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Prestigious Residential Property Receives New and Improved Roof
IKO carried out a roof survey and core sample analysis which created a detailed condition report, then liaised with installing roofing contractors WAA Roofing Ltd to refine the specification to meet the client’s requirements. This was to include an overlay of the existing asphalt system.
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Residents Benefit From New Watertight Roof
IKO worked with installing contractors BriggsAmasco to refine the roof specification and recommended IKO’s Mach One single layer bituminous membrane system, installed to the recommendations of wind uplift calculations and performing to a 0.18U value as per requirements.
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The Beauty of Slate With None of the Drawbacks
When the garage at a house in Sheffield had to be rebuilt from scratch due to unforeseen circumstances, the homeowner was keen to make sure that re-cycled products were used for the job. He also wanted a roofing tile solution that would complement the original slate on the main roof of the house.
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Local Church Benefit from Refurbished Roof
The hall’s roof had started leaking and was in a desperate need of repair. IKO’s technical engineer carried out a moisture probe analysis to establish the extent of the damaged membrane and deck beneath.
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Donation of Green Roof Helps School Children to Appreciate Sustainability
Pupils at Clarksfield Infants & Junior School in Oldham can be taught on their school roof thanks to the donation of a free green roof from IKO PLC. The green roof looks and feels like a garden lawn and has been planted on top of the school kitchen.
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School Benefits From New Thermally Efficient Insulation
IKO’s single layer IKO Mach One was chosen as a quick waterproofing system to install, as its flame-free / cold-applied installation would minimise disruption to the day to day running of the school.
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An Excellent Example of Best Practice in Built-Up Felt Roofing Design and Installation
Cherwell Secondary School in Oxford is a high-profile project in a prominent setting. IKO were given complete responsibility for the specification and planning of the building’s 2000m2 flat roofing system.
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Residents Receive New Roof and Balcony Areas
The project had strict schedules which meant that minimal disruption to the surrounding areas was essential. A waterproofing system was required that would meet the requirements from both the public and private sectors as well as provide a contemporary, aesthetically pleasing finish.
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Long Term Solution for Troublesome A55 Manhole Covers
IKO approved contractor and highway repair specialist, RAB Associates (UK) Ltd, removed the cast iron cover and frames, and removed residual material such as loosened brickwork. The surrounding distressed road surfacing was also removed. Then, using IKO Permatrack Compounds, the re-bedding to ...
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New Urban Development Roof Benefits From 1 Hour Curing Screed
Whilst considering various options, IKO provided Bellway Homes with information on their asphalt based IKO Permascreed system, which was compatible with the IKO Permatec solution to follow. The application of IKO Permascreed not only ensures fast track application, but also provides a tempora...
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School Receives New Single Layered Roofing System
The roof on Bede Primary School and Community Centre in Gateshead was in great need of repair. Installing roofing contractors Hodgson and Allon liaised with IKO to refine the specification to meet the client’s requirements. This included a full strip and re-cover with a flame free system to c...
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Fast Liquid Waterproofing Solution for Flat Roofs
IKOpro Acrylic Roof Coat has been used to provide a quick (taking only 4 days to complete) and seamless waterproof solution to a leaking roof at Bellman’s Auctioneers & Valuers in West Sussex. Contracts Manager for M Holmes Construction (contractor) admits that it was much less labour intensi...
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Codebreaking Hut and Building Roof Gets Restored to Match the Original Specification
Replacing the original traditional bitumen membranes, the flat roofs had to be re-roofed with high performance bitumen membranes to safeguard the integrity of the building fabric for many years to come. The roofs also needed to be insulated, whilst complying with the strict planning restrictio...
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New-Build Retirement Block Receives the Benefits of both a Hot Melt, Bituminous and Cold Applied Liquid Roofing Systems
IKO Permatec Hot Melt was used in the gutters and balconies where a bison slab was used for the deck. On the main roof area was a timber deck and the preferred system for this was a built-up bituminous membrane system. IKO Challenger 180 nailed layer, IKO Systems Torch-on Underlay and IKO Supe...
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New Rehabilitation Unit Receives 30 Year Guaranteed IKO UPXL Roofing System
Designed to offer the best waterproofing performance, IKO UPXL offers a superior roofing solution and comes with a 30 year full system guarantee. Clients specifying IKO UPXL systems also benefit from IKO’s technical knowledge amd service plus dedicated specification support. In addition, IKO...
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Carbon Neutral Project - Four Squares Estate, Southwark
In 2013 IKO PLC were asked to investigate issues at the Four Square Estate, Southwark, in respect of the existing access walkways that were surfaced with Mastic Asphalt, by Keepmoat and Southwark Council. It was agreed that the Mastic Asphalt required replacing, along with screed repairs and ...
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Wythenshawe Hospital - IKO Ultra Prevent and IKO Polimar EC/UV
Wythenshawe Hospital is a major acute teaching hospital in South Manchester and is part of the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. As part of a major refurbishment IKO PLC was invited to provide specifications and technical support for the renovation of the 13,000m2 r...
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Westminster Cathedral (Carbon Neutral) - IKO Permaphalt
In 2014 discussions took place between IKO and Architect for the property, over the possibility of renewing the mastic asphalt roof coverings with an IKO Permaphalt Polymer Modified Mastic Asphalt System. During 2015 this process took place with the work being undertaken by Knight Asphalte, o...
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Wigman Road, Nottingham
Wigman Road is a major thoroughfare for city traffic. Built originally of concrete on mud flats by Italian prisoners of war in the 1940’s, the road was subsequently black topped. City engineers have been faced with almost non-stop maintenance ever since, particularly the areas of high stress ...
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The University of Edinburgh - IKO Polimar EC/UV
The University of Edinburgh required a first class waterproofing system, offering a prompt and trouble free installation for a flat roof requiring refurbishment. The comprehensive range of products IKO could offer consolidated into a single point guarantee was also a benefit.
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The National Grid HQ, Warwick (Carbon Neutral)
The main car park at their HQ in Warwick had been leaking for a number of years. Various systems had been employed to tackle this, however all had failed. Some areas were ‘out of action’. They were having to hire a nearby car park, then run a bus service, this was costly and inconvenient and ...
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Improving a Schools Thermal Performance and Roofing Waterproofing
Following several reported leaks and due to the age of the existing waterproofing system IKO were chosen to not only replace current roofing but also improved its thermal performance. After a thorough visual, intrusive and physical appraisal the Schools roofing structure would be replaced and ...
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Mastic Asphalt Roofing Solution for Flats
Peabody Estate, owner of the Grosvenor Estate Flats (Chesham and Hanover), Mayfair, London prefer to replace new building materials that match the material that is being replaced, in-keeping with the authenticity that so many buildings have in this areas of London. In this case Mastic Asphalt....
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Refurbishment of 1960's Flats Using Liquid Waterproofing
The existing 1960’s housing blocks required a long lasting roofing system to replace the current ‘response to leaks’ patching and repair system currently in pace, including an upgrade in insulation to meet Part L Building Regulations. IKO Polimar EC/UV was chosen to match St Albans City & Dis...
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Portsland Academy - IKO Ultra Prevent
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy is based in the heart of Portslade, Brighton. The secondary school and Sixth Form specialises in Sports, Science, Media and Entrepreneurship. There has been significant development of the site over recent years and includes a new community library and a Sci...
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Plot 700, Winnersh Triangle (Carbon Neutral)
This project was a new build, the main contractor specified the need to house a roof/plant room area at the top of a new office block. Originally, it was thought that a Single-Ply, warm roof installation would be the best solution. However, when consulting with IKO about the main requirement...
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Carbon Neutral Project - Civic Centre Southampton
In 2014 discussions took place between IKO and Surveyors for the property, over the possibility of renewing the mastic asphalt roof coverings with an IKO Permaphalt Polymer Modified Mastic Asphalt System. During 2015 this process took place with the work being undertaken by Survey Roofing, on...
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Liquid and Bituminous Multi-System Project - Airbus, Stevenage
22,000m2 Flame-Free System Used in Sensitive Industrial Refurbishment Improvement was necessary to improve roof and gutter surface water clearance. IKO recommended an overlay on the existing deck, which complied with all the latest British Standards and Regulations. IKO Mach One System was ...