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New Elgin Primary School, Elgin
With previous roof re-coverings proving problematic, two key requirements were highlighted, building the thermal performance to help save energy, and improving robustness, to mitigate damage caused by vandalism. The architect worked closely with Sarnafil to ensure the chosen roofing products ...
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V&A Museum, Dundee
Spanning an impressive 8,500m2, the three-storey building makes a striking centrepiece on the water’s edge. With its BREEAM requirements, waterfront position, and proximity to the coast, it was essential that the building’s roof be designed and installed to meet sustainability criteria, whil...
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The Dunes, Perranporth
Situated just 10 short metres from the beach at Perranporth in Cornwall, The Dunes was a 14-month project challenged with unforgiving coastal weather and high expectations in terms of quality workmanship. Comprising 36 contemporary beachfront properties, the luxury development, completed fea...
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Bells Sports Centre, Perth
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the iconic Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth, needed a new roof to protect the building. With the previous roof membrane nearing 30 years old the centre needed a long-term and robust roofing solution. The product of choice was the mechanically fixed Sarn...
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Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Sika's full suit of products helped with waterproofing the scalloped roof at the campus. A combination of Sike Sarnafils waterproof Single Ply membrane, as a flexible and robust membrane, and Sikalastic- 621, as a highly-durable elastic liquid polyurethane system, was used. As well as the roof...
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Northamptonshire Schools
Financed by county council capital funds, Northamptonshire County Council undertook a multi-million pound remedial works programme on a number of schools originally built in the 1960’s and 1970’s. All of the buildings were suffering from some degree of water ingress, and the roofs needed to be...
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Lakenheath Community Primary School
After worrying roof leaks and subsequent damage were discovered at Lakenheath Community Primary School in Suffolk, an urgent refurbishment of some areas of the roof was required to keep the school open and in a good state of repair. Concertus chose the Sarnafil Plus refurbishment team for the ...
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The Serpentine Building
The £11.6 million regeneration scheme in Aylesbury saw a former MoD site managed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) transformed into an affordable and sustainable housing development, comprising 94 terraced houses and apartment blocks forming a continuous curved building. Named ‘The Ser...
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Leeds Arena
The new Leeds Arena was a £60m project by Leeds Council to create a striking new stadium, which has been crowned with a 7,500sq m Sika Sarnafil single ply roofing system, installed by experienced contractor Lakesmere. The fact that Sika Sarnafil was the first roofing manufacturer to be BIM rea...
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National Gallery and Science Museum, London
The National Gallery and the Science Museum - two of London’s major and iconic visitor attractions built more than 150 years ago – required an extensive programme of roof upgrades and maintenance. Working with the National Gallery since 1995, the roof replacement and thermal upgrading project...
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Walkie Talkie Building
At a dizzying 160m (525ft) tall, London’s distinctive Walkie Talkie building required an exceptional roofing solution. Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and costing over £200 million, 20 Fenchurch Street is a 34-storey commercial skyscraper in London, known as the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building du...
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Costco in Farnborough
The new Costco warehouse in Farnborough is just one of 45 being built across the country by the leading wholesale giant as part of its UK expansion plans. A Sika Sarnafil waterproofing system has proved to be the perfect fit for the new 12,000sq m Costco warehouse. The size of the project and...
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Princesshay Shopping Centre, Exeter
The £230m Princesshay Shopping Centre, in Exeter, officially opened to the public in September 2007, as part of the city’s biggest ever regeneration project, with over 70 shops, cafés and restaurants. The roof of the centre, installed when the building was constructed, had caused various probl...
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Joseph Black Building
The Joseph Black Building, found in the King’s Buildings Campus at the University of Edinburgh, houses the School of Chemistry and is one of the oldest buildings on the campus. But its existing copper roof covering had come to the end of its natural life. Sika Sarnafil’s flagship Sarnafil Plus...
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Center Parcs, Longleat
With capacity for almost 4,000 guests and 96 percent occupancy, Longleat Center Parcs had to make sure there was absolutely no disruption for its guests during the refurbishment of its Subtropical Swimming Paradise. Two distinct solutions were proposed – a mechanically fastened system using Sa...
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Ewart Grove, London
In a complex new build roofing project that was deemed almost impossible, Contour Roofing stepped up to the challenge with a Sika Sarnafil membrane. With truly stunning results, the project impressed the judges of the prestigious NFRC UK Roofing Awards, winning the Single Ply category. In part...
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Manchester Arena
Manchester Arena, managed and operated by SMG Europe, is one of the busiest venues in the world, and the largest indoor arena in Europe. A leaky roof, specifically in the area where the existing roof of the arena joined the railway station, was causing real concern and disruption. Following th...
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Norwich Castle
Overcoming the challenges facing the Council was key to the success of the project. These were health and safety, time, cost, and aesthetics. A cold applied system was used to secure the membrane, eliminating the need for naked flames on the roof. Norwich City Council commented, “The Castle Mu...