TWO SIKA-TROCAL PROJECTS NOMINATED AT NFRC AWARDSAs fast-track construction and complex roof detailing becomes the norm, specifiers require simple and cost effective single ply membranes that are proven to perform. Demonstrating the company’s ability to overcome the most challenging applications, two Sika-Trocal projects were nominated in the Single Ply category of the NFRC UK Roofing Awards 2015.

Offering a proven track record and designed with an efficient installation in mind, Sika-Trocal’s single ply membranes are ideal for both new-builds and refurbishments. When two projects required complex detailing and a fast application, Sika-Trocal provided the perfect solution at a Lancashire further education college and a private home in West London.

At Lancaster and Morecambe College, a Fully Adhered Type SGK membrane from Sika-Trocal was applied by MAC Roofing to re-cover an existing roof as part of a £15 million redevelopment. For the second phase of the project, the renovation of a complex 3000m2 domed roof situated on Block A of the campus required a high performance and flexible membrane.

Due to the age of the building, the failing felt roof had failed to meet BREEAM requirements and expected U-values. With the domed roof also containing a lot of detail work, as well as a large surface area, the speed and simplicity of installation of the Trocal system proved ideal.

On a smaller scale but with an equally challenging design, a new-build four bedroom house in Hammersmith incorporates a unique roofing solution. Designed to accommodate restrictions on the use of exterior windows in the perimeter wall, the roof included seven pyramids of varying sizes with a vaulted roof light in each section.

With such a complex pyramid design, a neat finish around the edges was crucial. The mechanically fixed Sika-Trocal S system proved to be the optimum roofing solution for contractor Ithaca Roofing, and was supplied in both light grey and slate grey to further enhance the architects’ design and emphasise the pyramid shape of the roof.

Despite the complexities of both applications and the challenging deadlines, the new Sika-Trocal roofing system was delivered to an exceptionally high standard. As the company’s latest NFRC-nominated project, the Lancaster and Morecambe College and Hammersmith home projects further enhance Sika-Trocal’s reputation for delivering exceptional waterproofing and roofing solutions.