Barking Riverside is one of London’s largest housing development sites with outline planning approval for 10,800 homes and associated facilities.
Accurate Roofing was successful in tendering for a phase 1 development contract and now has the completion of a 4,000sqm area in it's sights. The area of consists of residential dwellings made up of main roofs, balconies and terraces, and a large podium area situated in the centre.
British Airways i360 tower in Brighton is a 531ft-tall structure that features an ascending and descending circular viewing platform that has capacity for 200 people. At ground level of this world’s tallest moving observation tower and first vertical cable car, is an accessible 1,500sqm roof terrace area.
At the end of the ‘flight’ visitors descend to this roof terrace area where they can relax and socialise. Understandably the area will experience significant amounts of foot traffic, so the client wanted a waterproofing system that was both robust and high quality. Accurate Roofing provided a Bauder reinforced, inverted hot melt waterproofing system with hard landscaping.
With a name like ‘The Serpentine’, it’s no wonder that this snaking housing project called for a flexible roofing solution! The £11.6 million regeneration scheme in Aylesbury saw a former Territorial Army site transformed into an affordable and sustainable housing development, comprising 94 terraced houses and apartment blocks forming a continuous curved building. After the existing army building was demolished, a timber-frame structure was erected to form the development’s unusual snaking shape. Accurate Roofing were tasked with the challenge of installing the roof element, with Sika Sarnafil single ply specified for its flexibility and suitability to tricky detailing.
Accurate Roofing successfully tendered and won the re-roofing at the London offices of the computer software company Apple. The project consisted of a complete re-roof using a Bauder Thermofol Single ply system. The whole operation was carried out successfully renewing the roof system whilst not disturbing the day to day running of Apple. The project was completed on time, within budget and quality controlled/managed, using the skills and training of our employees, to produce a product and finish of the highest standard. Accurate Roofing was pleased to add the software company Apple to its growing list of very satisfied, ‘Blue Chip’ customers.
Accurate Roofing successfully tendered this fantastic looking scheme at the new training facility for one the world’s best-known football clubs. The sloping curved roof incorporates a ‘Bauder Green Roof’ insulated specification, which by design, visually impresses the observer, whilst at the same time blends the building into its rural landscape. The finish of the roof mirrored the overall quality of the building. Accurate Roofing again received a large number of accolades from respected bodies within our industry. This was another project completed to cost and programme which was won with a competitive tender.
Initially called in due to our location in relation to the project, Accurate Roofing successfully tendered the re-roofing of one the huge warehouse buildings at Coca Cola’s main plant in Kent. The project brief was to remove the existing asbestos sheeting and successfully dispose of the material before installing a new profiled sheet cladding system to match the adjacent warehouse. The whole roof system was taken off in sections, removed and replaced within budget and to programme, whilst normal operations continued below. The 3,500sqm roof was completed in less than 6 weeks. Valuing our customers as we do, Accurate Roofing was pleased to add Coca Cola to its growing list of satisfied customers.
A very interesting scheme secured by Accurate and again successfully tendered against all of its main rivals. The project involved a structurally insulated deck construction which is erected on site having been brought in from Europe. The main Contractors brief was to provide an ‘Eco friendly’ building from ground to roof. The above construction was waterproofed with Bauder’s Thermoplan ‘T’ FPO single ply membrane which was mechanically fixed into the structural deck panel. The main areas were then covered with Bauder’s XF301 sedum blanket carefully retained on the 15 degree roof slope by a series of gripper rods which were fixed onto the membrane without penetrating the surface. The entire perimeter was finished with a stainless steel drainage trim.
Accurate Roofing was approached by home owner and self-build 'Project Manager', to assist in the design and construction of the ‘ideal eco friendly’ Green Roof. The roof was part of a visually stunning house building project in the beautiful village of Ulcombe in Kent. With its picturesque views and rolling landscape, the home owner designed this beautiful home from start to finish, successfully project managing the whole scheme. Accurate Roofing worked in conjunction with Bauder and the client, to provide a highly efficient roof system that incorporated tapered insulation and thereon a light grey single ply membrane. The low level first floor roofs were landscaped with Bauder’s Bio diversity substrate with the addition of several thousand plants, all hand grown and planted by the client themselves. A huge success story for the owner culminated in the whole scheme being featured on ‘Grand Designs’, a TV programme hosted by Channel 4.
Accurate Roofing secured this 5,500 sqm project with a competitive tender in the face of stiff opposition from rival companies. Winning the contract endorsed our position in the market as an ‘Accredited Supply Chain Company’. Again, using Bauder’s ‘Bakor’ hot melt system, we were able to provide a very quick and highly effective waterproof membrane to the concrete and lightweight ply/metal deck roof structure. The coverings were then insulated with inverted roof insulation and ballasted with pebbles and paving slab walkways. Due to its stunning visual effect, short work programme and competitive cost, Accurate Roofing was pleased to have it been nominated for an award at the Flat Roofing Alliance awards ceremony.
Accurate Roofing secured a hugely prestigious project through the Chorus group who undertook the £200 million refurbishment of the Savoy Hotel London. Accurate Roofing’s brief was to provide a cost effective upgrade system to the existing asphalt roof covering using ‘Alumasc’s’ highly acclaimed Derbigum system that has been used for many years to refurbish existing asphalt roof coverings. The main South Block roof and roofs above the Reading Room and Beaufort Lightwell were overlaid with a 2 layer Derbigum system to replicate the existing finish. Awkward plant details to various other areas around the site were successfully detailed using Alumasc’s Derbigum Pitch Pocket material.
When part of the enormous roof over the main assembly plant at Rolls Royce failed, Accurate Roofing was called in to inspect and provide a condition survey. Working alongside ‘Alumasc’, a roofing material specialist, a specification was devised and submitted which suggested removing the existing Bio Diversity roof covering without removing hundreds of tonnes of material from the roof, thus saving thousands of pounds and shortening the work programme. Our solution was readily accepted. The roof was broken down into eight 320 sq. m sections and re-waterproofed with a single layer of ‘Alumasc’s’ Derbigum system. An anti root barrier was installed over the existing covering to provide a completely new roof without taking any of the existing substrate down to ground level. The roof was completely re-covered to budget and programme as agreed with Rolls Royce.
Accurate Roofing secured this prestigious project by assisting the client in getting Bauder’s ‘Bakor’ hot melt system specified by the O.D.A. (The Olympic Delivery Authority). The project was carried out in full view of the main Olympic stadium. The system used was Bauder’s ‘Bakor’ hot melt rubberised bituminous monolithic membrane which provides a seamless waterproof barrier. This is reinforced with Bauder’s familiar Plant ’E’ Cap Sheet membrane which in turn provides a root barrier to the hot melt. Protection and drainage layers were then laid prior to the installation of 200 mm of Bauder’s extensive substrate. Plug plants and wildflower seed were then laid to the O.D.A. specification. The project was completed within budget and on time and will provide a natural habitat for wildlife for many years to come.
Accurate Roofing carried out in conjunction with Mansell Construction Services Ltd, a new build school project in Edgware. The project consisted of various flat roof areas using the Bauder BTRS system incorporating tapered insulation and various pitched ‘Green Roof’ areas. Using the same system, but installing Bauder’s successful Sedum blanket, an aesthetically pleasing visual effect was created, which by design, incorporated all of the different colours and roof shapes. The project was completed on time, within budget and quality controlled/managed, using the skills and training of our employees, to produce a product and finish of the highest standard.
The Pines Calyx is set within six acres of organically managed pine gardens situated near to the beach at St Margaret’s Bay, near Dover. Using the highly acclaimed ‘Bauder’ system, Accurate Roofing successfully tendered this project directly with the client and provided a Bio Diversity roof build up system which was ecologically brilliant in its design. The project created an enormous amount of public interest and was featured on local TV during various stages of the build process. This was a very technically involved project. Its twin merging domes were designed and produced to create a visually stunning effect that can be viewed from the park grounds at the Pines Calyx in Dover. This project created so much interest that it culminated in another nomination for Accurate Roofing at the highly acclaimed Flat Roofing Alliance awards in London. The nomination added to Accurate Roofing’s successful profile and endorsed it’s position as one of the leading roofing contractors in the south east of England.
Accurate Roofing carried out the above project for Willmott Dixon again using the Bauder ‘Total Green’ roof system. The project was constructed on a 20 degree roof slope starting at floor level 8 and spiralling down to floor level 3, with a requirement for 200 mm insulation to be installed upon the roof. Accurate Roofing designed and supplied a suitable bracket system to secure 200mm thick timbers in place at 5m centres all the way up the roof slope, so as to create a ‘picture frame’ effect to retain the 200 mm insulation on the 20 degree slope. The familiar Bauder membrane system was then installed above the insulation and finally their highly acclaimed ‘XF 301 Sedum Blanket’ was laid to create a truly stunning visual effect that can be seen when approaching the Ipswich Harbour. The project created a lot of media interest which culminated in Accurate Roofing winning the ‘Best In Class’ award for a new Green Roof project at the prestigious annual Flat Roofing Alliance awards. The company was extremely proud to receive this award and will continue to strive to maintain it’s commitment to excellence.