The huge re-roofing project for Hatcham Temple Grove School in south east London has used Redland’s Rapid Flashing to meet the requirement for a lead-free roof.
The extensive roof area uses Redland’s Rosemary Clay Classic tiles in Dark Antique to match the tiles of the original school building which was badly damaged by fire in 2010. Rapid Flashing has been used for the detailing around all roof junctions, upstands and stepped flashings.
Architects Jestico Whiles wanted a lead-free roof partly for cost reasons but also to eliminate the risk of lead theft.
Rapid Flashing is a self-adhesive flashing system that can be used instead of lead in the majority of pitched roof applications as well as on metal roofs when used with Rapid Flashing M-Glue. It is easy and quick installation – estimated to be twice as quick to install as traditional lead – and carries a 20-year guarantee.