One less emergency at King George Hospital

Published: 19-Mar-2020

Langley Waterproofing Systems repairs roofs at Ilford hospital

Langley Waterproofing Systems has helped to repair leaking roofs at King George Hospital in Ilford.

Following a successful tender process, Langley’s fully-self-adhesive SA-20 Flame Free System was specified.

Part of the Langley Safe2Torch commitment; this reinforced bituminous membrane system is ideal for projects where a flame-free application is required.

No gas torches are required for any of the component layers, which can be installed entirely with self-adhesive technology or heat activated with a flameless heat gun.

What’s more, the product carries a 20-year independently-insurance-backed guarantee for design, materials and workmanship, particularly pertinent where budgets are stretched and scrutinised.

Work at King George Hospital was carried out by Langley’s approved contractor, Inspire Contract Services.

Its managing director, Gary Slawson, said: “A significant part of the works was ensuring minimal disruption occurred at the active hospital.

“Therefore, a solution that was quick and simple to install was critical to meet the client’s programme deadline, so we worked with Langley to recommend a system that could meet this, as well as every other aspect of the brief.

Langley’s regional manager, Paul Connolly, added: “Health and safety was a key priority especially on this project due to working in close proximity to hospital staff, patients and visitors, so much of this project hinged on the ability to provide a system that could be installed without the need for flame application.

“Fortunately, our self-adhesive bituminous membrane system is flame free and doesn’t require a hot works license to use.”

And Steve Last, director of estates and facilities at the hospital said: “In the current NHS climate, there is limited capital funding available, so repairs need to be reliable, long-term and cost-effective.

“The tender initially focussed on just one roof, but we were so impressed with the solution and approach, we extended the scope across the rest of the hospital’s roofs.

“We are pleased to report that the installation went very smoothly and has made the building watertight, which has made a significant impact in providing better working conditions for our staff and a comfortable and safe environment for our patients and visitors.”

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