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IKOslate offers ecofriendly and vandal proof solution for Gorse Hill School

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.

IKOslate offers ecofriendly and vandal proof solution for Gorse Hill School

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.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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