Lindfield School - Haywards Heath

A Lesson in Refurbishment

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Flat Roofing



The solution and approach

The 700m2 Bailey Sure-Ply PVC membrane roof replaced the existing timber shingle waterproofing layer, with the new roof fixed to an 18mm plywood deck. A free site survey and roof specification found that the existing shingles and battens needed to be stripped off, but the existing rafters were in good condition. As part of Bailey’s involvement in the Lindfield Primary roof refurbishment, the initial site survey identified that the pre-existing roof was in poor condition and many of the ridge tiles were starting to crack or were not present at all. Bailey recommended that the roof be completely stripped and a new Single ply membrane installed.

Recommendations were also made with regards to including a breather membrane and allowing adequate airflow, as no ventilation was present within the pre-existing roof construction. These suggestions combined to minimise condensation risk, which may have been the reason for the previous roof to fail.

Lindfield Primary Academy is part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, which encompasses 15 Sussex-based infant, primary and secondary academies, all rated by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. Bailey has supplied roofing systems for nine building refurbishments across six Brighton Academies Trust academies and in that time has developed close links with the trust. As well as a range of high quality, adaptable roofing systems, Bailey provides added value to building owners, estate managers and building surveyors with a free site survey and roof specification based on the results.

PVC Single Ply Membranes are one of the most popular flat roofing systems. The Bailey Sure-Ply Single ply membrane is both durable and lightweight, and ideal in new build and refurbishment projects. It is a class leading product that can be mechanically fixed, adhered, or heat welded. Bailey Sure-Ply can be installed over concrete, metal, or timber decks and used on new build and refurbishment projects. It features BBA certification, fire certification and a life expectancy of over 40 years. 

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