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Covid-19 UPDATE - 13th May

Due to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and recent Government guidelines our business practices have changed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and also our customers. Please see updates below: Update 13/05/2020 Following the latest Government announcement and guidelines, we have made the decision to increase our ...
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Covid-19 UPDATE - 14th April

Due to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and recent Government guidelines our business practices have changed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and also our customers. Please see updates below: Update 14/04/2020 We are continuing to process weekly deliveries of full pallet orders only. Orders must be placed by 12 ...
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Covid-19 UPDATE

Due to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and recent Government guidelines our business practices have changed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and also our customers. Please see updates below: Update 06/04/2020 As the Coronavirus crisis continues and following the decision made last week to temporarily suspend da...
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Covid-19 UPDATE - 25th March

Due to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and recent Government guidelines our business practices have changed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and also our customers. Please see updates below: Update 25/03/2020 In light of the Government announcement to close certain businesses and limit travel where possible, Ga...
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Project Highlight - New Insulated Roofing Solution for Bristol Academy

Stoke Park Primary is an academy school based in the picturesque suburb of Lockleaze in north Bristol. The site backs onto the historic Grade II listed Stoke Park and Garden and is one of seven schools run by Bristol's prestigious Cathedral Schools Trust .  The local Garland Technical Manager was contacted to upgrade the school's multiple roof...
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Roof improvement scheme for Best Buy Hospital performing like new

Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon is one of 6 Best Buy hostpitals across the UK. The Department of Health Best Buy Hospital system originated form the late 1960s with an aim to provide the Best Value hospital design for a changing population. With budget in mind, several construction techniques have led to issues across the site since it's comp...
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Protect Your Building This Winter - Autumn Roof Maintenance Tips

Temperatures have plumetted in recent days and with much of the country still feeling the effects of the heavy rains over the last couple of weeks, now is the time to think about protecting your roof assets for the harsh winter ahead. The cold temperatures, icy northern winds and the potential for snow all increase stress on your roof systems. Duri...
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Project Highlight - Lakeland House

Garland's R-MER CLAD trapezoidal metal system used to restore rooftop structures for large residential building on the northwest coast Garland were approached by surveyors Leeming Associates on behalf Homestead Consultancy Services , the estates management team for Lakeland House, a residential premises situated on the Marine Road at Morecombe Bay,...
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Project Highlight - Wade Road Depot

Garland R-MER LOC standing seam metal system delivers new lease of life to council unit and provides peace of mind with 30 year warranty Garland were contacted to conduct a full roof survey of the existing roof structure at Wade Road Depot near Basingstoke. The council owned property had numerous tenants many of which had reported multiple leakages...
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Project Highlight - Stringers Department Store

Complete roof replacement provides opportunity to build modern penthouse style office space for local department store. Stringers is an independent family run department store in the heart of Lytham, Fylde. Established back in 1852 and owned by the Clarke family since 1952, the building has seen many changes in its long history. However, one area t...
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BBA Certification for Dura-Coat Cold Applied Liquid Waterproofing System

Garland are pleased to announce BBA Certification for the Dura-Coat cold applied liquid waterproofing system. After months of rigerous testing, the British Board of Agrément ​have awarded full certification with a durability and life expectancy of at least 25 years. BBA certification is recognised by architects, building planners, Loca...
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PROJECT HIGHLIGHT - THE SANCTUARY, WESTMINSTER ABBEY

 White Knight Cold Applied Liquid Waterproofing System used to restore listed asphalt roof at Westminster Abbey The Sanctuary building, part of Westminster Abbey, is a listed building protected as part of of the World Heritage site. With construction dating back as early as the 13th century, the building has undergone many renovation projects ...
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PROJECT HIGHLIGHT - HENBURY COURT PRIMARY & INFANT SCHOOL

Compete roof replacement using Garland two layer StressPly Flex breaths fresh life into primary and Infant school Henbury Court Academy, on the outskirts of Bristol, consists of a primary and separate nursery with a combind capacity of over 400 pupils aging from 3 to 11. The local Garland Technical Manager conducted a thorough survey at the request...
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Project Highlight - GKN Aerospace

Failing masonary as a result of rusting external services restored using Garland's Tuff-Coat multi-functional liquid system The manufacturing plant at GKN Bristol houses some very Hi –Tec production yet is housed in undistinguished brick built units. The buildings were leaking not from the roof, but through the external brickwork, where the s...
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Project Highlight - Compton School

R-MER LOC standing seam aluminium system colour matched to existing oxidised copper profile The use of copper within construction is unmistakable due to the unique colour it inherits as a result of oxidation. Its warmth and beauty make it a preferred material for many architects. Unfortunately, due to the methods in which these systems were initial...
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Project Highlight - West Midlands Fire Service

Overhaul of West Midlands Fire Station Improves Building Efficiency and Protects Services for Local Community Bilston Fire Station has been protecting the local community for over half a century.However in recent years the building had started to show its age, in particular the roof structures, which have seen increasing stress through the applicat...
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Project Highlight - University of Southampton

The Challenge After an exceptionally harsh winter, Garland were approached by the university’s Estates Manager to find a solution to a leaking roof section causing the disruption to lectures. A common issue we see with many types of standing seam metal roofing systems is water ingress through capillary action or by driving rain. This is typic...
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PROJECT HIGHLIGHT - NETWORK RAIL MANCHESTER

In early 2017, The Garland Company UK surveyed a heavily used staircase which was proving dangerous in adverse weather conditions. The solution was to use Garland's Dura-Walk Balcony and Walkway coating system, not only offering an anti-slip coating but ensuring the walkway remain watertight, protecting the storage unit below. The Challenge Initial...
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Project Highlight - St. Aidans Catholic Academy

In February 2017, The Garland Company UK assisted a school located in Sunderland to replace an out-dated and incredibly problematic single-skin GRP corrugated fibreglass roof sheet on their sports hall. Using our industry leading standing seam system, R-MER LOC ,a great, modern look was achieved. The Challenge   The original roof system over t...
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Are you Safe2Torch?

On 3 rd July, the NFRC introduced new guidance and implemented an industry directive for the safe installation techniques for torch-on bituminous membrane systems. This guidance reinforces key safety principles and ensures that the identification and control of fire risks for all in the construction process under given responsibilities within ...
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