Award-winning roofing project at Belfast hospital

Published: 24-Aug-2016

Icopal waterproofing products used as part of new roofing system at Ulster Hospital

When Ulster Hospital announced its Phase B redevelopment programme, main contractor, GRAHAM-Bam Healthcare Partnership (GBHP), appointed Tandragee Roofing to complete the waterproofing and insulation of roofs and podium decks using Icopal waterproofing products.

The Icopal’s products used resulted in a truly-multi-system solution to the buildings’ waterproofing and insulation needs.

The Ulster Hospital Phase B redevelopment will provide a new inpatient ward block and a new acute services block.

The roofing works for these were completed in January 2016, with Icopal’s products used throughout.

GBHP sought roofing systems proven to withstand the test of time, supported by comprehensive long-term guarantees.

Due to the building schedule, those systems also needed to be installed quickly.

Tandragee Roofing carried out works on two large podium decks and multiple balcony and terrace areas.

To ensure the insulation met building regulations, Icopal’s Thermazone Hydroshield IVR insulation system, incorporating Icopal Monarperm water reducing membrane, was used on top of the Parabit Duo Hotmelt waterproofing before the areas were completed with hard landscaping. This presented a highly-durable, thermally-efficient, long-term solution for these areas, matching highest technical performance with pleasing aesthetics.

Speed of application was critical in allowing works to commence internally and the Icopal Parabit Duo Hotmelt waterproofing membrane was key to maximising installer productivity.

This is because the membrane can be applied in low temperatures as well as requiring less time to be installed, keeping projects on schedule all year round.

The extensive upper roof areas were completed using an Anderson reinforced bitumen waterproofing system incorporating Thermaweld capsheet for maximum security and in-use performance.

Offering ‘groove technology’, the application process is 30% faster than traditional torch-on membranes and results in a secure bond and resistance to wind uplift.

This forward thinking and understanding of the project's needs, and ability to perform to schedule, were major factors in Tandragee Roofing’s recent award success in the Liquid/Hotmelt category of the prestigious 2016 IMA Awards. Icopal hosts these awards every year to commend teamwork and quality workmanship within the roofing industry.

David Laverty of Tandragee Roofing said: “We knew we had a tight timeline, and the podium decks were actually within the core of the internal building structure so there were also access issues we had to work with.

“We had multiple areas to waterproof and we were also responsible for all the hard landscaping works that followed.

“We were very happy to work with Icopal’s products on this project as the ease of application and product quality helped us stay on schedule.”

Award-winning roofing project at Belfast hospital

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