Case Study

Roof refurbishment Project Using Composite Slates

We were contacted by the manager of residential care home located in Swansea. A conservatory had been built a number of years ago as an addtion to the main building. Despite being re-furbished in recent years the roof continued to leak in a number of places.

The roof itself, although small in terms of area, had quite complex detailing given its hexagonal shape and roof windows. Difficulty was added by the fact that the structure was abutted on 3 sides by the main building, giving the need for lead flashings, soakers and box gutters that channelled rain water run-off from the main roof planes as well as that from the conservatory roof.

The roof and associated detail needed to be completely strippped-off. New felt, batten, roof window flashings and lead detail were installed to BS5534 standard. New composite roof tiles and ridges were fixed to complete the installation.

This conservatory has been constructed as an addition to the nursing home with composite slates used for the roof covering This conservatory has been constructed as an addition to the nursing home with composite slates used for the roof covering
Despite being renewed in recent years the existing roof covering was defective and leaking in several places Despite being renewed in recent years the existing roof covering was defective and leaking in several places
The existing ridges have been removed the slates will be stripped next in readiness for the area to be recovered with new composite slates The existing ridges have been removed the slates will be stripped next in readiness for the area to be recovered with new composite slates
The existing slates have been stipped off exposing a number of problems with the original installation to include poorly installed roof window flashin The existing slates have been stipped off exposing a number of problems with the original installation to include poorly installed roof window flashin
Felt and batten have been installed and the reslating of this roof is in progress Felt and batten have been installed and the reslating of this roof is in progress
Remedial works have been implemented and the new slate covering is nearing completion Remedial works have been implemented and the new slate covering is nearing completion
The new ridges have been fixed in place to complete the installation The new ridges have been fixed in place to complete the installation