NRA and Galliford try utilise Icopal XL Profiles to protect Birmingham retirement complex

Constructed by Galliford Try for The ExtraCare Charitable Trust on the site of the former BMC car works in Birmingham, the new Longbridge Retirement Village will provide 260 high quality apartments and has been given the long term weather protection of Anderson Profiles XL Plus BUFR flat roofing system; part of the Icopal portfolio of products.

Longbridge Retirement Village is in fact the fifth such complex to be developed by the charity as part of a £200 million programme being carried out in conjunction with Birmingham City Council. Due to open this summer, Longbridge Retirement Village will offer residents a variety of communal facilities including a bar and bistro, gymnasium, village hall, IT suite and a shop.

The structure features a series of linked flat roof areas at different levels which have been waterproofed in phases by NRA Roofing & Flooring Services Ltd – a long established member of Icopal’s nationwide installer network, based at Ilkeston in Derbyshire.

Eugene McLoughlin, a Director of NRA Roofing & Flooring Services Ltd, commented:

“We have used Icopal systems for some 20 years and always been able to rely on both the quality and good technical support from the company. In the case of the Longbridge Retirement Village we put forward the use of Icopal’s XL Plus system because we were confident it offered the performance and flexibility to meet the challenges of completing the nine different linked roof areas as a commercially viable guaranteed solution. Progress has been fine despite some bad weather and the various different details to be addressed.”

NRA Roofing & Flooring Services Ltd, which specialises in commercial and industrial roofing projects installed over 7,000 square metres of the Anderson Profiles XL Plus BUFR membrane during a succession of visits to the site during 2016. The Icopal system included a 120 mm thickness of the manufacturer’s Thermazone Torch-on insulation to achieve a U-value of 0.18 W/m2 K to comply with Building Regulations and provide residents with a warm and comfortable living environment.

The polyester fibre reinforced torch- on membrane was specified in the Charcoal Grey colour option, while the striped profile on underside helps to speed installation work by up to 30 per cent.  The completed installation is covered by a 25-year guarantee.
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