Our project of the month for May is the fantastic Westlea Primary School in Swindon. When their 2,200m2 asbestos fibre-cement roof failed, the governors successfully applied to the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for a full replacement. TCRC worked with manufacturers BMI Redland and Hookway Surveyors to provide a robust, aesthetically pleasing pitched roof solution that would enhance the appearance of the school building.
BMI Redland’s Cambrian interlocking slate tiles were chosen due to their attractive qualities, their suitability for low pitched roofs and their simple, secure fixing. The school’s roof consists of 16 hips and eight valleys, all 10m long, so TCRC’s operatives laid the roof from right to left until they reached the hip from which they started.
The school’s Headteacher was delighted with the final result, even awarding TCRC and Hookway their very own ‘Headteacher’s Award for Good Work!’