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Article Date: 17th October 2016

Euroclad - Roofing Refresh

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Euroclad - Kingsdown School Swindon

Kingsdown School in Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, has recently given its sports and leisure centre a brand new roofing system using Euroclad’s specialist Elite Refresh system.

After acquiring Kingsdown Leisure Centre in 2011, Kingsdown School refurbished the centre to create a state-of-the-art sports facility. The school then made the decision to upgrade the building’s roof when the existing one proved to be nearing the end of its life. Euroclad’s Elite Refresh system was chosen for the job in order to take advantage of the benefits that are inherent in Elite Systems, supplied as a tailored solution for refurbishment. The 12-week project was installed by Mitie Roofing, who refurbished the deteriorating roof to make it fit for purpose once again, installing the 32/1000 Euroclad external profile as part of the Elite Refresh system, manufactured using Colorcoat Prisma prefinished steel in Metallic Silver.

Elite Refresh provides a way to increase building longevity, whilst improving thermal and acoustic performance, by over-cladding an existing structure. The recently developed Elite Refresh systems offer many of the benefits available with standard Elite Systems and can be adapted to suit various existing construction types, from fibre cement to composite panel. To meet the unique requirements of each project a combination of top-hat sections, the Quattro spacer system and quilt insulation is used in conjunction with any of the external sheets available in the standard Elite Systems range, depending upon project specifics.

Euroclad - Kingsdown School SwindonThe installation took place during the school’s term time, which required the sports centre for lessons. The Mitie installation team were faced with the challenge of keeping the facility fully operational and safe for the pupils whilst installing the Elite Refresh system. As the installation took place over the winter, the installers also had to ensure that rain did not leak into the building and create a hazard for pupils inside.

The overall project required part of the roof to be removed and replaced, whilst other parts of the roof could simply be refurbished. Elite Refresh proved to be the ideal solution, offering the performance and flexibility to suit both the over-cladding and strip-and-replace parts of the roof, whilst enabling Mitie to ensure the safety of the work and study environment with minimal interruptions to the daily running of the school.

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