Alumasc provides long lasting roofing solution for one of London’s premier new addresses: The Whitehouse Apartments
Boasting iconic views over the River
Thames, taking in the London Eye, Big Ben, and the iconic Houses of Parliament,
Waterloo’s shining Whitehouse Apartments are iconic in their own right.
Standing fourteen stories tall among
the Southbank’s cultural swathe, the impressive, polished residential
buildings, have recently been completed with state-of-the-art Alumasc Derbigum
Craig La-Thangue, Senior Contracts
Manager at Acclaim Contracts, who installed the roof, explained, “Our project
at the Whitehouse Apartments was very enjoyable to complete, for many reasons,
including the spectacular view, and of course working with Alumasc Derbigum membranes,
as the high-quality product made the project run very smooth.”
Over the entire 2200m2 roof area, Craig and his team first
removed the old roofing that was in place—which just so happened to also be an
“When we got up
there, we were surprised to find that the roof that was in place was actually
still in good condition,” Craig explained. “It had been up there for 30 years,
but the only places that were showing serious signs of wear were the patches
around installations such as air conditioning units and skylights that had been
installed after the roof was laid.
membrane patches were from another brand, which hadn’t fared well at all, and
had visibly deteriorated to the point where they were letting in water.
this would cause damage within the building that could lead to other more
serious problems further down the line, so it was important for us to replace
the roof and do a good job.”
Derbigum is a high-performance waterproofing membrane that carries a BBA certificate confirming its service life in excess of 40 years. It offers performance properties including excellent flexibility, fire ratings, strong reinforcement and ease of application.
ideal for warm roof applications; its high melting point ensures it will remain
stable even in the hottest weather. Alongside this, the polyester/glass
fibre reinforcement within the membranes provide high tensile strength.
specifiers and contractors peace of mind, Alumasc Derbigum membranes are manufactured
in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.
The project ran
smooth from start to finish, from December 2018, to April 2019: “The only
obstacle was the sheer size of the project!” commented Craig.
Alumasc is always hitch-free. We have worked with them on a number of other
projects and they always have been reliable. Even if there is an issue, it’s
sorted out quickly, efficiently and professionally. It makes us feel very
confident in both the company and the roofing products,” Craig concluded.
Keep up with
Acclaim Contracts and their current projects here: acclaimcontracts.co.uk/
Find more about
Alumasc Derbigum Roofing here: alumascroofing.co.uk/products/waterproofing/bituminous-membranes/derbigum-flat-roof-membranes/
Find out more about the full Alumasc roof refurbishment offer: https://www.alumascroofing.co.uk/support/
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