CLADDING & SHEETING PROJECT FOCUS Major project requires effective coating solution At over 32,500m², Spade Lane Distribution Centre, Sittingbourne, is the largest single site roof project to be undertaken using Delvemade Protective Coatings’ products Seamsil and Delcote. The sheer scale of the recently completed job has lead the manufacturer to ask: Is this the largest job of its type ever in the UK? This Delcote specification includes the use of Seamsil to treat sheet cut edge corrosion and encapsulation of all sheet fixings. It was considered the best, most cost-effective refurbishment option for this major project. The contract was awarded to Giromax-approved applicator C&W Industrial Roofing of Colchester, and the whole project was overseen by Matt Bishop of Giromax, the sole distributor and administrator of the Delvemade Silicone Protective Coatings Programme. Over many years, Delvemade protective coatings have been specified and applied to protect the roofs of properties, that are home to many of the UK’s leading brands on sites across the country. These include names such as Amazon, Asda, Royal Mail and Total Fitness, to name but a few. When used with Delcote, the cut edge corrosion treatment Seamsil provides a very real alternative to re-sheeting. The Spade Lane project shows that Delvemade’s Protective 040 MAY 2017 RCIMAG.COM Coatings Programme is a viable, cost-effective choice for even the largest projects. Seamsil is a unique flexible silicone remedial system developed by Delvemade in conjunction with GE Silicones, part of the General Electric Company of America. The system, initially developed, over 20 years ago, to solve the problem of cut edge corrosion on steel roof cladding, has now become recognised as the most versatile and effective metal edge protection treatment in any situation where exposed metal is subjected to aggressive moisture conditions. For this reason, manufacturers across a variety of industries are specifying Seamsil in the production of fabrications where resistance to corrosion damage is a requirement. The Seamsil system has been developed against a background of decades of experience of roof refurbishment and repair and is designed to be user-friendly in application. A three-stage system, comprising a gun-applied sealant, a Spade Lane Distribution Centre, Sittingbourne Project stats Roof size: 32,500m² Products used: – Seamsil Top Coat – 412l – gun applied – Seamsil Basecoat – 1,960l – brush applied –Delcote – 25,000l of Goosewing Grey – spray coated brush-applied basecoat and a brushable topcoat, Seamsil requires little in the way of expensive application equipment. Its built-in simplicity makes Seamsil a cost-effective and reliable cure for edge and overlap corrosion problems. Delcote Architectural Coating is an inorganic mineral-based silicone with outstanding natural resistance to corrosion and UV light. It forms a tenacious, oxygen-free bond with steel to deliver protection equal to or better than the original product. When used in conjunction with Seamsil it forms a unique system that provides a seamless, proven, long-term solution to the vast majority of existing metal roof problems. It is also the ideal product for reinstating an effective coating on aged organic coated roof and wall cladding products such as PVC Plastisol, Pvf² and polyester where a standard two-coat 200 micron application will provide protection equal to or better than the original new product.
RCI May 2017
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