South Holderness Technology College in East Yorkshire has safely managed to overcome its asbestos problem thanks to Marley Alutec’s expert knowledge and unique aluminium Evoke fascia and soffit system.
Built in the 1950s, South Holderness Technical College was constructed with a flat roof using asbestos cement roof decking. The roofing system used continuous asbestos cement sheets to form both the internal ceiling finish and the external soffits, so removal of these boards was not an option.
Whilst they are perfectly safe if undamaged and intact, the soffits had been painted and cross contamination had occurred between the paint and asbestos, meaning any flaking paint was a risk to the students and staff.
The building surveyors within the Infrastructure and Facilities team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council therefore took steps to eliminate the potential risk of future exposure to the site users by working closely with Marley Alutec to provide a solution.
Marley Alutec’s technical department came up with a bespoke solution to manage the asbestos risk by using its Evoke fascia and soffit system. One of the main challenges was that in some areas the asbestos soffits were extremely wide so designing a system that could span that distance without the need to fix into the asbestos was difficult.
Paul Bentley from the council said "We have been thoroughly impressed with Marley Alutec’s flexibility, technical capabilities and products. The college is now much better prepared for modern educational needs and the staff and pupils are well protected from the asbestos risk".
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