Roofing specialists provide roof welding and walkways for £1 billion EFW projectEnergy from waste (EFW) is a growing industry and roofing specialists M.R. Site Services is having much involvement in this sector.

One recent project has been at the Four Ashes project in Staffordshire managed by Veolia.  The £1billion PFI-funded residual waste treatment and disposal plant has a capacity to service 300,000 tonnes of waste per year. This volume is provided by residual household waste from Staffordshire, Sandwell, Warwickshire and Walsall, so generating some 23MW of electricity for the National Grid, enough to power around 32,000 homes.

M.R. Site Services worked on the new plant’s roof with roofing contractors Northern Cladding Ltd providing specialist aluminium welding to create 28 inner and outer soakers on the stucco embossed Euroclad aluminium roofing.  The company also completed nearly 110 metres of endlap detail welding, also installing an access hatch.

Completing the roofing work was the supply and installation of 71 metres of M.R. Site Services’ Quantum Walkway system plus 111 metres of mansafe line with anchor points, handrails and gates.

The project with its spiral shaped roof presented quite a challenge with its 40 metre high point dropping down with 20 metres of curved roofing.  Despite the challenges, Peter Spink, Contracts Director for Northern Cladding was very impressed with M.R. Site Services’ work commenting: “The company did a cracking job on the gate house with its awkward shaped oval roof.  The pitch of the building’s main roof and its two chimneys made life quite difficult but the team got on with the project making it a hassle-free job.” He continued: “ We have always had great results from M.R. Site Services having used the company before on many projects.”

The lightweight aluminium Quantum walkway system from M.R. Site Services offers a durable, cost effective solution for providing roof access for maintenance purposes on both standing seam and traditional trapezoidal metal roofing systems.  It is designed for fast, trouble free installation with a clever non-penetrative fixing system which eliminates roof leaks. The walkway system which features non-slip treads made from extruded closed section 6082-T6 aluminium and conforms to BS EN 516: 2006.

M.R. Site Services is one of the leaders in specialist roofing services, providing the highest quality in permanent leak-free solutions on joints and sheet shape modifications. Over 25 years of innovation, experience and expertise has made the company name synonymous with on-site welding of thin gauge aluminium roofing systems. Responsible for the design and development of most soakers, hips, valleys and cranked sheets which are common on the modern roof, M.R. Site Services delivers accuracy, safety and reliability throughout every service and product.