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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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Project Highlight - Pen Pych Community Primary School

In November 2016, The Garland Company UK completed phase one, of a unique standing seam renovation project located in Wales using our R-MER LOC standing seam system. Garland helped the client replace a poorly installed traditional standing seam system that was causing the school severe issues.  ​ The Challenge The...
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Project Highlight - Musselburgh Grammar School

The Garland Company UK completed a fantastic renovation project located in East Lothian, Scotland in December 2016 using our StressPly Evolution modified bitumen system . Garland helped the client replace an out-dated system that was in need of an upgrade. The Challenge The schools roof was originally installed in excess of 30 years ago and had gre...
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