When Gorse Hill Primary School in Stretford required a single source solution to replace their flat and pitched roofs, Trafford Council called upon IKO plc.
IKO’s Ultraprevent built-up bituminous system was specified for all flat roof areas, and IKO Polimar, a cold applied liquid was used to deal with the finer details. All 16 dormers on the site were redesigned using IKOslate, robust and durable polymer tiles with a natural looking finish.
Paul Thompson, divisional sales manager of IKO plc said: “IKOslate was specified as the ideal solution for the pitched roof. Using traditional slate, wastage from breaks while cutting can be as much as 10%, but this doesn’t arise with IKOslare. Theres no need to over-order to allow for breakages, and little waste to dispose of – making IKOslate a very economical product.”
IKOslate is created from mineral reinforced 99% re-engineered and recycled materials. The tiles are safe to cut on site and do not require specialist tools to fix and any offcuts are 100% recyclable.
Contractor on the project, Martin Richards of JDK Roofing said: “It’s a brilliant product, second to none when it comes to schools or buildings with accessible roofs. IKOslates are much lighter than traditional slates, easier to handle and there’s much less waste.”