The Client: Glasswells Bury St. Edmunds

Location: Norwich City Centre

The Problem:
The existing 50 year old felt roof over various levels had been leaking in random areas and had been repaired over recent years but inevitably had reached the end of its serviceable life.

Leaks into the shop and warehouse had started to be a concern.

Before: Failed water tank housing. Leaking to upstands & pipework.

Before: Failed water tank housing. Leaking to upstands & pipework.


Before: Old felt roof with granite chippings. Leaking extensively.

Before: Old felt roof with granite chippings. Leaking extensively.

The Solution:
Belmont Roofing was asked to inspect and put forward a long term solution but at an affordable and viable cost. Being over a stock room, insulation was not required by the client.

Core samples taken by Belmont, established the roof decking to be in fair condition. Being over a stock room at high level, insulation was not required by the client. Over-laying was the agreed route to take as there was no saturated insulation or decking and the client could have peace of mind knowing the roof would remain watertight throughout the works.

Belmont was appointed to overlay the existing roof covering.

After: Water tank housing rebuilt and refelted

After: Water tank housing rebuilt and refelted


After: New roof. 30 year life expectancy.

After: New roof. 30 year life expectancy.

Specification:
Belmont provided all scaffolding and access equipment and being experienced in working in the retail sector, they realised that this would need to be erected for the minimum of time and must not interfere with the public safety or diminish trading conditions.

The existing roof was cleaned and all blisters sealed after star cutting and hot welding techniques had been applied.

All flashings were stripped back and made good.

The roof was primed with Duo quick drying primer as supplied by De Boer Ltd.

A first layer Debobase 3 T/F V50 hot bonded to all details and the entire roof covered in torch applied Debovix green mineral surfaced felt.

A manufacturers’ warranty for 15 years was issued and a life expectancy of 30 years + is likely to be achieved.

What the customer thinks:
“Glasswells is the largest independent department store in East Anglia with stores in Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich, Haverhill & Saffron Walden and have been trading since 1946. Our philosophy has remained constant throughout that period – to provide quality furniture by offering amazing service that stands out from the crowd.

How refreshing for us to have found a roofing company that shares our own commitment for offering customer care and service.

We have used Belmont Roofing on various projects over many years, from the very large to basic remedial repairs and have always been more than happy with the service they provide.

They have recently completed the re-felting of one of our tenanted properties in Norwich. The flat roofs had reached the end of their life expectancy and various associated details such as re-building of the water tank needed to be tackled as one project to keep inconvenience to a minimum.

From the outset of our enquiry, the attention to detail, preparation of specification and budget options and quality of service throughout certainly was what we have come to expect from Belmont Roofing over the years.

We have pleasure in being able to recommend Belmont Roofing as being a trusted and competent roofing contractor”

Peter Holland  Facilities Manager.

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