Client: Bristol City Council
Type of works: Refurbishment of flat roofed apartments in Bristol.
These flats in Bristol started life in the 1950's with what, at the time, was a modern flat roofing system. But time and the elements have taken their toll resulting in leaks through the asphalt. In addition tastes have changed and a revised roof system providing best value needed to be sought.
Bristol City Council decided to radically change the roof system as part of a housing regeneration project in order to cure the leaks and improve the general roofscape. The new design features a tiled, pitched roof with timber trussed rafters incorporating fire barriers.
The building's configuration, coupled with the new design meant versatile roofline components were required to even out the roofscape, which varied in both height and depth.
"Swish PVC Jumbo fascia boards and Polo ventilated soffit boards were chosen as the most diverse, versatile and durable components on offer and thus an ideal 'all round solution' for the project," explained the Council's Building Surveyor, Lisa Barnes.
The work has improved the aesthetics of the building by making it proportions more balanced and will considerably prolong the life of the flats. In addition the Swish system will ensure that the council's long term maintenance costs for the roofline will be drastically reduced.
The Swish products were supplied with the company's unique guarantee. This covers the appearance and performance of Swish white cellular pvc profiles for 15 years. Bristol City Council's Single Regeneration Project is supported by the South West Regional Development Agency who provided reinvestment for the conversion.
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