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Article Date: 22nd May 2017

SIG Design and Technology - Flat Roofing Membranes Ltd Finalist in Roofing Awards with Rhepanol

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SIG Design and Technology - Lymington Shores

SIG Design and Technology’s DATAC accredited contractor and Rhepanol Ambassador, Flat Roofing Membranes Ltd (FRM) of East Sussex was chosen as a finalist in the 2017 Roofing Awards for their project, Lymington Shores.

Lymington Shores, Hampshire is a high-end waterfront residential development by Redrow Homes in the stylish south coastal resort of Lymington. The development of apartments and villas involved a variety of complex roof designs requiring high quality workmanship and high impact aesthetics.

The client required the project to be completed to high sustainability standards, choosing Rhepanol fk PIB single ply membrane which is 100% recyclable and has a full life cycle assessment to ISO14040, confirming the product has no significant environmental impact from cradle to grave.

The team from FRM worked closely with SIG D&T’s in-house designers and the architects AAP Architecture to confirm the specification, and FRM designed a bespoke lead ‘Birds Beak’ style ventilation unit used on the pitched roofs. SIG D&T regularly inspected the work and monitored the installation which was carried out by FRM’s Rhepanol trained operatives according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

A Challenging Installation
The team installed just short of 12,000m² of flat roofing, pitched roofing with standing seam, terraced areas and cold roof build ups to bin stores and valley gutters. These four distinct types of roof areas demanded that the installation team drew upon all their knowledge, skills and experience.

Approximately 10 skilled installers worked on the project continuously; together they have combined experience of probably 200 years and each has been trained and approved to install FDT’s Rhepanol membrane system.

The pitched roof areas presented the greatest level of technical difficulty to the installers. Visible from every angle, “perfect” execution of both field area and standing seam detailing was required to meet both regulations and aesthetics to all 71 roofs. All standing seams needed to run exactly as per the design criteria, the objective being to perfectly replicate a standing seam metal roof finish – which has been successfully achieved.

Challenging Awards Criteria
The Roofing Awards is an industry-wide event recognising and rewarding outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the roofing industry. Awards are given or a wide range of techniques from Mastic Asphalt and Liquid Applied Roofing and Waterproofing to Single Ply, Green Roofs, Tiling, Slating, Green Roofs and Hard Metals.

Entrants are required to provide significant evidence of their excellent performance on a project in terms of workmanship, degree of difficulty, aesthetics, problem solving, customer satisfaction, Health & Safety performance, project management, contribution to the built environment and environmental qualities, and training and development.

Commenting on the competition winners, James Talman, chief executive at NFRC, said: "Congratulations to all our winners. The Awards are the highlight of the roofing calendar and this year was no exception. The judging panel was blown away with the quality of entries and every winner should be proud of their achievement."

The Award Winners were announced at a gala event on 19th May at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.

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