HYFLEX COMPLETES ‘A GRADE’ ROOFING APPLICATIONAs part of a £19.2 million upgrade and new extension programme, St Mary’s College in Hull required a fast, reliable and long term roofing solution. Hyflex Roofing’s Triflex Protect proved ideal for the 3,270m2 application, offering a rapid curing process to meet the strict six week deadline and high quality waterproofing performance with a 10 year guarantee.

Built by Morgan Sindall, the project forms the latest stage of the £400 million Hull Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. Faced with a series of failing roofs, the main contractor turned to the practical experience, technical expertise and product knowledge of Hyflex Roofing, part of leading waterproofing and roofing specialist BriggsAmasco.

“Hyflex was selected primarily because of their extensive experience, and in house expertise from detailing and design, procurement and management of the works on site,” commented Paul Limb, Project Manager Morgan Sindall. “This combined with the known quality of their workforce provided a winning formula for this element of the works.”

With minimal disruption key, the Hyflex scope of work for the composite panel roofs on a number of pitched roof areas included all on site health & safety requirements, including scaffolding, access towers and anti-vandal office unit, security store and welfare unit.

One of the most important factors of the contract was the very tight schedule for the scope of works. The work had to be completed during the college holiday break mainly due to the large amount of scaffolding involved which had to be completely removed from site before the students returned to the college.

“The team responded well to the short deadlines which ensured the challenging project could be delivered on time, on budget and to an exceptionally high standard,” added Paul Limb.

Following the removal and replacement of perimeter flashings to facilitate access to gutters and to seal bottom area of sheets, Hyflex completed the detailing work using the company’s Exemplar PMMA system with a finish coat of a light grey retroflect finish as specified by the contractor and client.

In line with Morgan Sindall’s exceptional environmental standards, Hyflex utilised designated skips on site to recycle all waste produced where possible, and dispose of the rest to demonstrate it had been disposed of correctly and in line with current environmental regulations.

Due to the size of the contract, the Hyflex works became part of the building CDM regulations undertaken via Morgan Sindall who in turn produced all the required forms, namely Health & Safety Form F10, which was crucial due to the large amount of scaffolding required around the existing buildings.

The new roofing system was delivered to an exceptional standard, ensuring a fully bonded totally waterproof system that will serve the building for many years to come. High-performance materials, outstanding workmanship and the expertise demonstrated by Hyflex have ensured that the new high quality roof met and exceeded the client’s demands.