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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 the sports hall consisted of a single skin GRP corrugated fibreglass board, which had no insulation, no acoustic properties and often leaked. Due to the roof having no insulation, there were many complaints by the users of the facility that the space would be either too hot or too cold to enjoy their sport of choice. The hall is also often used to accommodate student to sit their exams. As the roof held no acoustic properties, the sound of rain falling on to the roof was amplified greatly and due to the natural sound reflections of the space, it caused a nuisance to the students and invigilators.

The Solution 

The solution to the issue was to strip the entire existing roof build up back to the purlins and create a brand new Garland R-MER LOC bespoke design. We incorporated a new steel deck filled with ROCKWOOL acoustic infills to solve the sound issue of the facilities’ users. To ensure that we met the thermal needs of the client, we used a two layer Z-profile system with Rockwool Cladding Roll to accompany the installation of the R-MER LOC system.

R-MER LOC is a standing seam system for the future that allows architect’s the creative flexibility that they need, as well as a quick and easy solution compared to other traditional standing seam systems on the current market.

In the completion of the project, Roofclad Systems, the installing contractor stated that this is one of the easiest systems he had ever used.

The client was incredibly pleased with the overall outcome and enjoys the new life that the R-MER LOC system has given to the building both internally and externally.

Another great Garland partnership between client, contractor and full-service manufacture.

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