Paul and James used their combined 40 years of industry experience to identify all of the key challenges and carefully selected which of the Garland UK systems would work best for the project. This careful planning and intimate understanding of the roof, from multiple site visits and surveys, enabled Paul to give complete peace of mind to The Welling Partnership and the residents, that the roof was in the best hands, with no hidden surprises, and the system specified was ideal for the challenges faced.
It was essential to keep the properties as accessible as possible during the works, and it was identified early on that a moisture curing product would not be suitable, as it would result in the residents having no balcony access for up to 24 hours.
The fast curing Dura-Walk System was chosen as the ideal range to upgrade the original mastic asphalt, avoiding lengthy proving times whilst providing a robust and durable waterproofing solution. With a curing time of just 20 minutes, using the Dura-Walk system allowed the balcony and communal walkways being treated to be completed in just one day.
In order to maintain a warm roof system to the residential balconies, Dura-Walk was coated on top of a new bituminous system incorporating VCL (Vapour Control Layer), insulation, plywood and a carrier layer to receive the coating itself. Using a plywood deck ensured a strong surface for the coating, whilst the bituminous membrane enabled the upstand details to be fully encapsulated, providing the much needed extra waterproofing protection.