Wales

Copper Alternative Spire and Roof, Llandrindod Wells

The Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells in Powys, Mid Wales is one of the town's main landmarks with a long history and great visitor appeal. Its patinated copper roof spires are an integral part of its traditional look and stately charm, but over the years they have worn and perished, their seams nearly disintegrating and the copper plates pocking and eroding.

Polymer Cold Roof for School near Aberystwyth

This school near Aberystwyth in Ceredigion, West Wales required a cold roofing system (click for more on cold and warm roofs) for a flat area adjoined to a larger roof.

The pictures above show the overlaid system in progress, creating a durable, affordable roofing system that is jointless and seamless, making leaks a thing of the past. 

Warm Roof in Waunfawr, Aberystwyth

This flat roof in Waunfawr, Aberystwith in Ceredigion (West Wales) required warm roof insulation to comply with government U-values regarding (a measure of the rate of heat transfer across a surface). Roof "obstacles" and detailing are no problem at all for the polymer system but in this case were sparse, being limited primarily to chimney venting.

Warm Roof in St Davids Road, Aberystwyth

The abutting roof on this property on St Davids Road in Aberystwth needed full insulation to comply with governmental "U-Value" standards. "Warm roofs" differ from cold roofs in that they do not require ventilation and the insulation is placed above, rather than between the joists. They are required by law on certain roof types such as where people will live and/or work beneath or, as here, where an extension meets the main roof (see warm roof section for more on this).

Llanybydder Cold Roof

This flat roof in west Wales needed proper ventilation to resolve moisture build up, a common problem for cold roofs (explained here in relation to warm roofing) especially in such notoriously rainy areas of the UK.

Borth Ynyslas Seaside House - A Full Polymer Refurb

This seaside property in Borth (Ynyslas) on the west coast of Cerdigion in Wales really put the polymer system through its paces, using the system's incredible versatility to achieve multiple ends that ultimately involved not just roofs but walls and windows.

The house now has a polymer lined balcony, converted from an existing roof area, a fully sealed and watertight Dorma window, and coated walls, protecting it from the worst of the Welsh weather and sea winds for many years to come.

Argos Roof Maintenance and Repairs

The roof of the Argos in Aberystwyth in West Wales was so choked with vegetation and debris from nesting birds, leaves and general accumulation, that the store had begun to flood badly. This had cost the business significant money cleaning up the mess and had also lost Argos thousands of pounds in damaged stock.

Llandrindod Wells Church Lead Alternative Replacement

This historic church in the Powys town of Landrindod Wells had had a significant amount of lead work stolen, including lead elevations and trim from all over the roof. 

The owners' search for a theft proof alternative to lead, which would save both expense and inconvenience led them to look at the polymer roofing system, which accurately mimics the traditional look of lead but is valueless to metal thieves. They were also keen to use a local installer for the work, which is where we came in.

Flint Balcony Refurbishment and Waterproofing, North Wales

This rubber clad plywood on this balcony flat roof in Flint, North Wales had failed, deteriorating in several places. This was the third time the roof had had to be replaced in the space of 12 years and the owner was now seeking alternatives. As the pictures show, the flat roof was over a hollow storage area which adjoined the house. A new substrate was required along with a waterproof covering.

Aberystwyth University Laboratory - Llandinam, Penglais

QA Project reroofing the Llandinam Building, a laboratory on Aberystwyth University's Penglais Campus:

Multiple factors problematised the successful waterproofing of this laboratory refurbishment, including issues with keeping the building itself waterproof while the works progressed.

The laboratory roof has a series of higher levels draining into central chute outlets and discharging onto lower level roofs. These lower roofs have glazing along their entire lengths.

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