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RCI April 2017

FLAT ROOFING & WATERPROOFING PROJECT FOCUS the existing cladding system. A fast hardening PMMA filler, Kemperol Stucco is applied as an elastic grey paste that is said to be rain resistant within 40 minutes of application. Once the Kemperol Stucco had dried to create a smooth, even surface, JMG used Kemco Pox 2K Primer to prepare the substrate for the application of the Coetrans resin. Stuart continued: “Because of the unusual nature of the project, this scheme involved the use of several Kemper System products that may be unfamiliar even to experienced Kemperol installers. There was no architect involved in the 058 APRIL 2017 RCIMAG.COM project so the specification was based on our inhouse team’s technical expertise to design a system that would provide a durable, attractive finish to the vertical wall surfaces that would be impervious to water.” Once the primer had cured, Kemper System’s Coetrans liquid resin was applied in a combination of two colours; ‘rock grey’ to complement the black tiles and ‘ice grey’ to complement the white tiles. The Coetrans coating was built up in multiple thin layers to help continuity of thickness to maximise the long-term integrity of the coating. This was then finished off with a Coetrans Silk translucent top coat. The solvent-free Kemperol 2K-PUR liquid waterproofing system was also used to provide a fleece reinforced and watertight seal for corner details and window apertures. Minimising disruption The result is a completed façade that retains the familiar black and white aesthetic of the original building while repairing the original structure and substantially reducing the risk of tiles loosening or falling off in the future. Moreover, the combination of Kemper System products used means that the new façade coating has encapsulated the building, completely matching the contours of the original build. Richard added: “A more conventional approach may have been to repair the tiles and await decisions about the property strategy but, potentially, this could have meant several repair projects over five to ten years. “By working with Kemper System we were able to take an innovative and cost-effective approach to updating the look and condition of the building with a liquid system that was ideally suited to following the unique shape of its tiles, columns and alcoves. It meant that we could continue to use the building throughout the programme and this approach to minimising disruption while maximising the outcome for our campus estate is definitely one we’ll consider again in the future.” www.kempersystem.co.uk “By working with Kemper System we were able to take an innovative and cost-effective approach to updating the look and condition of the building with a liquid system” The complete roof welding solution UNIROOF AT/ST One machine for three welding applications - for seams close to the edge, around parapets and �������������������������������� Compact - easy to navigate �������������������������������������������� High performance - a more reliable and faster weld process Low maintenance - easy to service and fewer spare parts The First Choice In Welding Single Ply SWISS QUALITY Distributed in the UK by Welwyn Tool Group Contact us today Telephone Email Website 0800 856 0057 info@welwyntoolgroup.com www.welwyntoolgroup.com


RCI April 2017
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