Flat Roofing Solutions for Schools & Academies

Sika Liquid Plastics has been manufacturing flat roofing and waterproofing systems for over 50 years and have always put the the building occupier at the forefront of our technology and service. Our flagship product Decothane, has been the liquid applied roofing system of choice for schools, academies and education facilities for many key reasons.

 

One of the main factors in the specification of Sika Liquid Plastics on schools, academies and education facilities, is the fact that all of our products and systems are cold applied. Unlike other traditional membranes such as felt, asphalt and other bituminous products no hot works are carried out on site during installation. This is of vital importance to any occupied building, but is of particular importance for schools, due to nature and volume of occupants. It also means that your roofs can be installed or refurbished whilst occupants remain within the facilities.

 

In addition, Sika Liquid Plastics has recently launched ‘Decothane Ultra’, a low odour product that has been developed with patented technology, which has been tested by Odournet a team of independent leaders in sensory analysis, and scientifically proven to be low odour. This system ensures that during installation, we can reduce the risk of complaints regarding odour.

The points on the map above highlight a few project case studies and are not indicative of all works in this sector.

Case Studies

Stokesley School, North Yorkshire

Sika Liquid Plastics Decothane Ultra low odour, cold applied liquid roofing solution specified for school roof refurbishment.

The project was funded by the EFA's Condition Improvement Fund (CIF), with Sika and Northpoint Architects working closely with the school to prepare the technical specification and independent professional advice required for the bid.

 

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Winston Way Primary School, London

The new build school has various roof substrates including metal deck, concrete and timber. Three of the roof areas required a green roof finish, with another area to be used as a large eco-garden. Hot works were not permitted on the roofs and a tight budget had been set for the project.

 

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Stoddart Building, Sheffield Hallam University

The building’s existing roof was made up of a series of pitched, profiled metal roofs with metal valley gutters, all of which were in need of refurbishment. The project itself would provide many challenges with the main one being the location of the Stoddart Building on a major road running right through the centre of Sheffield.

 

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Tomlinscote School & Sixth Form

The original waterproofing on the roof of Tomlinscote School was in very  poor condition and had deteriorated to the extent where water ingress was occurring. Extensive repairs had been carried out, however this had not resolved the defects. A contractor was required that could install a new waterproofing system within the six weeks school holidays.


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1 Acre Rigg Primary School, County Durham Case Studies English pdf 0.29 MB
Acre Rigg Primary School, County Durham

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There were two types of roofs on site that needed to be refurbished. A flat felt roof and a pitched zinc roof. The client required a product that would be lightweight enough to cover the pitched areas as well as effective enough to protect the flat roof area.

Date: 4/13/17
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2 Blackheath Bluecoat School, London Case Studies English pdf 0.35 MB
Blackheath Bluecoat School, London

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Some of the felt and asphalt roofs were failing, thus allowing water to penetrate into the buildings, this was causing damage to the interior walls and decor. The client was keen to follow a flame free, heat free roofing application on this project for the safety of staff, pupils and the contractors on site.

Date: 4/13/17
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3 Blyth-Jex School, Norwich Case Studies English pdf 0.27 MB
Blyth-Jex School, Norwich

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Blyth-Jex School was in need of refurbishment work to its asphalt roof and brick walls. However the project needed to be completed during term time, which meant that traditional hot works could not be used.

Date: 4/13/17
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4 Bury College Case Studies English pdf 2.34 MB
Bury College

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As part of the roofing refurbishment of Bury College’s plant rooms, this leading higher education facility near Manchester was looking for a roof waterproofing solution for a challenging application that featured extensive heavy plant detailing.

Date: 4/13/17
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