Chartered Surveyors, Barrie Vincent & Partners, were enlisted to find a durable waterproofing solution for the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) that boasted a long-life span. Bauder was selected for the refurbishment project for its quality of waterproofing products and level of guarantee.
The BIC is one of the largest venues for high profile events – hosting national conferences of major British political parties and trade unions. During these events, security is paramount and personnel often use the flat roof for storing equipment and as a vantage point.
The original roof system had been poorly laid and incorporated mineral wool insulation which did not offer a high compressive strength. With the heavy foot traffic experience during political party conferences, the roof’s integrity was compromised and it soon became evident that a new system was required.
Bauder Total Roof System (BTRS) was specified, as it offers high tensile strength, long life expectancy and is able to withstand foot traffic and most permanently sited plant, therefore overcoming the challenges the building had experienced with the original roof system.
BauderPIR insulation was used in the system to deliver the required U-value and offer high compressive strength.
The air and vapour control layer (AVCL) used in this system provided a temporary waterproofing layer once laid, keeping the centre watertight whilst the rest of the system was installed. VB4-Expal is a thick, robust, torch-applied, elastomeric bitumen AVCL.
Bauder systems are only installed by Bauder approved contractors to ensure quality. This system was installed by Gorvin Roofing to an impeccable standard. After sign-off from Bauder site technicians, this system was awarded a product, workmanship and design guarantee.
Area Technical Manager for the Bournemouth area, Matt Tenison, recently revisited the BIC and was thrilled to find the roof in great shape.
‘Given the roofs proximity to the sea and the fact that it has been installed for over 30 years I was impressed at the condition it was in. There was little sign of wear and tear on the roof and the building owners confirmed that the roof is still intact and keeping the elements out.’
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