SIKA TROCAL CHECKS IN AT EDINBURGHWith speed and ease of installation crucial at the conversion of an old office building in Edinburgh into a new Premier Inn, over 1,500m2 of Sika-Trocal Type S provided the perfect roofing solution to keep the multi-million pound project on track for completion.

Designed by Holmes Miller Architects for Consensus Capital Ltd and Interserve Construction, the £17 million development comprises a comprehensive conversion of the existing 1970s office building. Located centrally within the New Town and World Heritage sites in Edinburgh, the completed building will provide a new 127-bedroom Premier Inn hotel.

With careful consideration given to the external aesthetic, Holmes Miller worked closely with City of Edinburgh Planning Department to produce a contemporary and elegant finish that is sympathetic to its historic context. Clad in natural stone, zinc panels and full height glazing, the building required a complementary roofing system with a long term guarantee.

Specialist contractor McConnell Roofing turned to Sika-Trocal for its cost-effective, hassle-free application. Specified in slate grey and with an extended guarantee of 20 years, the Type S membrane offered the perfect combination of ease, speed and long term performance.

The 2mm thick Trocal S membrane was mechanically fixed using Sika-Trocal’s innovative laminated metal disc system. This system sees the membrane and insulation mechanically fixed to the roof in a single process, ensuring a fast installation minimising components required and reducing overall project costs.

Suitable for mechanically fastened roofs in both new build and refurbishment applications, Sika-Trocal Type S is one of the most rapid and economic systems to install. It also offers exceptional waterproofing and durability, and is approved by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) to have a life expectancy of up to 35 years.

With the roof application complete, the high quality installation of the Sika-Trocal single ply membrane has not only helped torevitalise an ageing building but will ensure the hotel’s staff and visitors will remain protected from the elements for years to come.