When the flat roof areas above the main kitchen and the dining area of Cameron House, a 5 Star Luxury Hotel set on the iconic banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland began to leak, they chose Polyroof to provide a solution.
It was imperative that a rapid waterproofing solution which could be installed without disturbing operations at the restaurants below could be found. Polyroof provided a bespoke specification that covered a comprehensive set of recommendations to fully solve the roof's problems.
The roof area itself was covered with an aged felt membrane that had been treated with a variety of localised repairs which could no longer prevent water ingress. A large amount of M & E plant was present throughout the roof, and any new waterproofing system would be required to seal the numerous stanchions and plinths in a fully weatherproof condition.
In order to avoid disruption to the hotel's operations the existing roof coverings were retained as a substrate for the Protec system, without the need for stripping or replacement works. Due to the complex nature of the roof, works were carried out within a phased approach with the most problematic regions being refurbished first. Loose-laid M & E plant was relocated and the felt coverings cleaned and made good as required. The remaining roof details were then prepared as necessary before being primed ready to accept Polyroof's cold liquid-applied Protec system.
A key advantage of the Protec system for phased refurbishments is its speed of application and rapid curing. Unlike moisture-curing liquid systems, Protec forms a solid, extra-tough membrane that can be walked on 30 - 60 minutes after application. Not only does this reduce labour times and keep costs down, but crucially it allows the full system to be laid in its entirety in a matter of hours - rather than days.
With its fibreglass reinforcement, the Protec resin is able to rapidly mould around any protrusion, stanchion, plinth or upstand to quickly form a totally seamless watertight seal - without the need for any time consuming cutting or patching work. This meant that the many complex roof details were able to be rapidly made waterproof, further reducing installation times.
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