Waterproofing with Ronald McDonald

Waterproofing with Ronald McDonald

Sika Liquid Plastics, pioneer of cold applied liquid roofing systems, has recently supplied its Decothane Delta 25 roof waterproofing system for the Ronald McDonald House at Manchester Children’s Hospital.

The Ronald McDonald House provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation, 365 days a year, to enable families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life during the very stressful time when a child is seriously ill. Phase One of the building is a five storey, 60 room house, allowing up to 240 people to stay at any one time.

“Our Decothane system was chosen for this project because of its ability to seamlessly waterproof complex details,” comments Steve Leech, Sika Liquid Plastics’ National Sales Manager. “A number of different roof build-ups were required and the client could maintain continuity of supplier by working with us across the whole site.”

Decothane’s completely cold application also meant safer working practices on site and allowed other trades to work in close proximity without any risk of danger.

The ensuite rooms in Ronald McDonald House are supported with communal kitchen/living/dining areas on each floor, as well as play rooms, day rooms and extensive gardens at ground level and a rooftop terrace at first floor. The roof build-ups on the building include an inverted roof in the plant area and a warm roof with a tapered insulation scheme on the main roof.

Decothane is a completely cold applied roofing membrane that cures to provide seamless waterproof protection, guaranteed for 25 years. Its liquid application makes it easy to apply to detail areas such as the projecting canopies on this project. A root resistant version of Decothane is used in inverted roofs that is proven to resist penetration by even aggressive roots, and can be expected to last beyond the guaranteed 25 years due to its protected location at the bottom of the roof build-up.

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