The Ynystawe Primary School utilised Garland UK’s R-MER TILE ST system, which combines traditional roof tile’s classic aesthetics with steel’s high-performance characteristics.
Ideal for complete roofing restoration, R-MER TILE ST was used as a replacement for the traditional concrete tiling at the school, available in a range of profiles and colour options to suit the building’s aesthetics. R-MER TILE ST offered superior performance and durability without the drawbacks of traditional tile, making it the optimum choice for Ynystawe’s roofing project. R-MER TILE ST is also incredibly simple to install and is 30% faster than traditional tile installations and up to 70% lighter than clay tiles.
Approved Contractor Glamorgan Services stripped the main pitched roof completely, removing the aged and broken concrete tiles before removing the existing felt and timber battens.
Additional ventilation rafters were added to the original timbers, followed by the rafter roll, which stops the insulation from blocking the ventilation gap. A carrying tray was also installed at the eaves to ensure the breather membrane did not sag, collect moisture, and keep the membrane free from ventilation openings.
A breather membrane was installed over the new rafters, allowing any warm moist air to be released into the atmosphere, but critically no rainwater was allowed into the building.
Battens were applied on top of the Breather Membrane before the R-MER TILE ST panels were positioned carefully and fixed before fine detailing, fascias and guttering were installed to complete the project.