Strip & Resheet of a Factory & Offices in Congleton

The project was undertaken by JDB Industrial Roofing with the prerequisite that all works were to be completed within two weeks; this was during their annual summer shut down.

After an initial survey and inspection of the roof, our highly qualified operatives were required to remove all the asbestos sheeting and replace with composite panels. The exisiting 1600m2 roof, rainwater products and wall cladding to three elevations were replaced and 16 roof fans installed in order to maintain a static temperature in the building for the manufacture of ribbons.

It proved difficult to resheet one of the gable ends as we were unable to erect a scaffold platform due to the neighbouring roofs below being unable to support the scaffolding.

office building in congleton

After considering the various options, and with the JDB Industrial Roofing attitude of “no problem we can’t solve”, it was decided that the safest method of resheeting the gable end was for operatives to access it in the basket of a crane.

The twinskin asbestos roof covering, gable ends and wall took approximately 12 days to strip and resheet. Aside from the access methods used to one gable end, access to the roof was gained from street level. This was via an access tower with safety netting and edge protection in place.

120mm composite panelling was fitted to the existing structure complete with approximately 15% rooflights as per building regulations at the time. We also fitted 3 louvred ventilation panels within one of the gable ends. The work also gave us the opportunity to reassess and redesign the drainage from the roof.

All of this was achieved within the time scale allocated much to the customers satisfaction.

asbestos and composite roofing in congleton