R-MER CLAD, Garland’s lightweight and hard-wearing trapezoidal roofing system, was chosen for its simple installation, long lifespan and aesthetic similarity to the existing roof sheet. Lightweight enough to encapsulate the existing roof sheets, the R-MER CLAD system would include an insulated build-up to improve the thermal efficiency of the sports hall.
The 42-degree roof pitch meant safely walking on the roof was impossible, so a scaffold was erected to allow Malone Roofing to work and install the new system safely and efficiently before work commenced.
A new VCL was installed on top of the existing roof sheet before metal top hats were installed from ridge to eaves, followed by a Z profile from verge to verge. The next stage included the installation of the 280mm mineral wool insulation across the entire roof, secured within the top hat void. Combining the top hat and Z profile bar gave the sports hall roof suitable rigidity and purlin centres to support the new R-MER CLAD system and allow for wind loading requirements.
The overall roof depth had also increased with the addition of 280mm of insulation. As a result, the gutters were raised to ensure adequate water control that would efficiently remove rainwater from the roof to the ground level.
The final stage of the works saw the R-MER CLAD outer sheet installed, utilising a complimentary mix of RAL colours, including Albatross grey for the roof sheet, ridge and hip flashings, whilst Anthracite grey offset the eaves, verge and gutter details for a point of difference.