Vital Work on Soaked Insulation Boards at Hwyel Dda Health Trust Ceredigion

Soaking insulation boards were a major problem not quoted for (not known about) in the overlay specification from this NHS Hwyel Dda Health Trust hospital. Replacing this full-tapered insulation system would have cost almost 15k, and the hospital had no other budget left to allocate - which could have scuppered the whole project.

A solution to help our NHS keep extremely important rooms in use was needed... and we found one.

Chimney Waterproofing with Resins, Aberystwyth

These problematic chimneys, in a conservation area at the old gas works in Aberystwyth, West Wales, needed waterproofing.

The chimney pots themselves were disused, having been capped with matching terracotta ventilation caps, which were removable to allow change of use of the chimney flue.

Garage Decking & Timber Firring/Furring in Ceredigion

This new-build garage in Ceredigion, West Wales, needed fully decking and timber furring (also spelled firring) to create a tilt on the roof, ensuring good drainage. The roof adjoins the wall of the main house, which means particular u-values also needed to be observed.

The end result is a roof that will withstand even the toughest weather Wales can throw at it!

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National Library of Wales Plant Room - Polymer Roof Refurbishment of Mastic Asphalt

A 180m2 roof area of National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth is undergoing installation as part of a wider decarbonsation plan for the public sector.

The roof had to be refurbished with a long-lasting jointless and seamless roofing system as the entire roof will be underneath steel RSJs supporting a heat pump. The roof was mastic asphalt covered in chippings & moss. It needed to be cleared and de-chipped, before having all defects filled out with specialist roofing levelling mortar.

The roof was prepared and primed with Poly Roof primer, before full installation.

Aberystwyth University Ply Roofing Replacement

This single ply membrane roof at the University of Aberystwyth had been leaking for many years. After preparation works, including pressure washing to thoroughly clean the area, three splits were found, necessitating a roof replacement. Polymer roofing is a better-lasting material that doesn't split after time (the degradation process is slower and results in gradual 'chalking' rather than splits or lifts - meaning no water ingress).

Newbuild Warm Roof - Quartzed Terraced Roof in Llanrhystud

This newbuild in Llanrhystud (halfway between Aberystwyth and Aberaeron in Ceredigion, West Wales SY23) needed a warm roof for a good sized first-floor terrace area spanning two sets of patio doors / French windows.

The weather was beautiful so it was enjoyable (if warm!) work. The client chose a quartz system for additional durability and non-slip qualities.

They now have a long-lasting, high-performance terrace overlooking the gorgeous West Wales scenery!

Complete Garage Roof Rebuild for Under 10K - Borth, Wales

This enviably large 46m2 garage roof in Borth on the West Wales coast (SY24, Ceredigion) had been so neglected that nothing was salvageable (which is rare). In this case, it meant a complete rebuild. The entire job cost less than 10K.

Glengower Hotel Aberystwyth 20 Year Polymer Roof

The Glengower is a traditional sea-front pub and restaurant in the popular West Wales town of Aberystwyth. Its roof was suffering standing water (a major cause of water ingress, mould growth and eventual roof instability).

We removed the standing water by increasing the sump sizes, lowering the outlets and removing the duct work while new waterproofing was applied. After that, the duct work was quickly refitted. The process and our approach eliminated disruption to the hotel, a major consideration in particular for public-facing businesses of this nature.

Aberystwyth University dance studio refurb

These portacabin-style dance studios at Aberystwyth University (SY23) were in need of refurbishment involving coating the metal cladding to waterproof it and prolong its life.

We used the Polycoat RoofTec Elite system over the entire exterior - demonstrating the incredible versatility of the polymer system and the range of uses in which it excels.


Aberystwyth cold roof terrace

This cold roof terrace in Aberystwyth, West Wals (SY23) supplies upgraded ventilation and new decking for the owners. The whole balcony is jointless and seamless, meaning water drains away readily and the terrace takes advantage of both a Polyroof 20 year waterproofing system and a 10 year quartz system.


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