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Zink FLAT ROOFING & WATERPROOFING 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk Premium roof for first joint faith campus Copper Stainless New roof for Team Oasis Activity Centre Dome and dusted: 19th century Woking mosque roof receives waterproof repairs Built in 1889, the Shah Jahan Mosque (Woking) was the first to be established in Western Europe outside of Muslim Spain, and has stood for a staggering 127 years. Possessing such historical and religious associations, the mosque now has the honour of being a Grade-II listed building. Most definitely, the jewel in the crown of this prestigious building is its green dome. Included as a homage to the green-coloured dome at the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, the striking design has become an integral part of Shah Jahan Mosque’s heritage. However, over the course of its impressive lifetime, the zinc dome had become significantly damaged and was showing signs of ageing. It was suffering from a large number of perforations around its circumference due to weathering and corrosion of the metal. All of this damage had led to rainwater leaking into the mosque, causing unwanted disruption to events taking place. Due to the thin and through wall defects in the already fragile zinc dome, it was believed to be impossible to weld repairs without causing additional damage. As a result, a cold-applied alternative was recommended to both rebuild the existing metalwork, as well as provide a waterproof coating for future protection. The dome, measuring a total of 6.5m in diameter, was examined thoroughly to identify and repair any thin and through wall defects. Starting with the most severely damaged areas, Belzona Technosol began to rebuild and resurface the 070 MAY 2017 RCIMAG.COM dome’s profile using Belzona 1121 (Super XL-Metal). Incorporated with a fine steel mesh over the large perforations in the zinc structure, the metal repair composite was coldapplied without the need for specialist tools. Once more, the substrate was cleaned and prepared in line with Belzona protocol, before the conditioner was applied across the entire dome and the seamless system of Belzona 3111 (Flexible Membrane) was installed. On such a complex surface, the liquid-applied, waterproof and Anti-clockwise from the top left: the mosque roof before, during and after the refurbishment weatherproof membrane demonstrated its ability to easily conform to the various contours of the dome, providing the mosque with long-term roof protection. In particular, this added flexibility and helped to reinforce the fragile zinc roof, offering respite from the 127 years of continuous exposure. Altogether, two Belzona Technosol applicators took a total of six days to complete the repairs and protection of the mosque roof. www.belzona.com Built in Newton Mears, IKO Polymeric delivered a full single ply roofing system for the world’s first Joint Faith Campus for Christian and Jewish pupils. Having won £300,000 funding from Scottish Government towards this new modern development, East Renfrewshire Council contracted BDP Architects to meet the building’s challenging design requirements. IKO Polymeric’s premium Armourplan P single ply roofing membrane in mid grey was specified to fulfil the 20 year guarantee requirement. Thanks to its superior reinforcement and high polymer content throughout, Armourplan P offers extended guarantees whilst also making the installation easier with its highly flexible characteristics. From day one, BDP Architects received a high level of technical input and expertise from IKO Polymeric to meet the challenging thermal and acoustic performance requirements. Taking responsibility for the full system build-up, IKO Polymeric delivered a robust single ply roofing solution from acoustics right through to the waterproofing layer. By using steel work and building residual corners, a 1:60 fall was achieved in line with flat roofing best practice. A tapered insulation scheme, incorporating the appropriate levels of mineral wool and PIR, was utilised to achieve the required thermal and acoustic performance. The £1.8m campus consists of a replacement for the existing Jewish school, Calderwood Lodge, and an additional primary school for the Catholic community with nondenominational nursery serving the area. For the first time, the campus is bringing together two purpose-built denominational primary schools and a nursery. www.ikopolymeric.com The Team Oasis ‘Happy Days’ Activity Centre in Toxteth, Liverpool, is the latest group to benefit from IKO’s Fix That Hut scheme. The scheme has been running since 2006 and has helped multiple run-down local buildings that are at the heart of the community. IKO donated primer, underlay, cap sheets and IKOslate which volunteer roofers used to repair what can only be described as a very run down roof. Team Oasis was founded in 2003 to offer children / youngsters the chance to escape the negative influences around them and enjoy a variety of exciting activities and projects including dance, drama, singing, music, sports, holidays, youth groups and after school. Toxteth has the highest rate of child poverty in the UK and the worst statistics for crime and all its associated issues, so the centre is a lifeline for young people experiencing great social and economic disadvantage. It aims to promote understanding and remove barriers to children of all abilities growing together. Team Oasis vigorously strives to open up and promote alternative positive pathways away from the sinister temptations of crime. www.ikogroup.co.uk The 3,500m² single ply roof was completed in January 2017 and the campus will be ready in August 2017 IKO’s new roof was the latest project in the on-going renovation of what was, when Team Oasis moved in, a very dilapidated building


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