Rapid and watertight roof solution for new training centre

Rapid and watertight roof solution for new training centre

Sika have provided their Sika-Trocal fully bonded SGK membrane system to create a rapid, watertight roof solution for a new training building within a city centre firefighting hub.

The 800m2 ‘TSB’ building required a waterproof roof system that not only offered long-term protection against the elements but was quick to install and flexible enough to accommodate roofing details.

Sika-Trocal’s fully-bonded SGK membrane system proved more than ideal for the task.

Main contractor, Robertson Construction, working on behalf of client Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, appointed Reid Roof Ltd to carry-out the flat-roof’s installation.

Sika® S-Vap 5000E SA was provided as a multi-layer, a self-adhesive air and vapour control layer, to the low-pitched roof’s concrete substrate.

Comprising polymer-modified bitumen, glass-fibre mat reinforcement and an aluminum foil as top layer, S-Vap’s superb strength allows simple, rapid installation and exemplary, airtight roof construction.

A layer of Sika-Trocal INNObond, a durable, easy-to-apply, high-performing insulation board, provided a quality thermal base for the SGK membrane.

The reinforced PVC waterproof membrane offers a durable solution for warm and cold roof constructions.

As well as supplying high tensile strength, Sika-Trocal® SGK provides weathering and excellent flexibility in cold temperatures, which along with its easy-fit benefits; make it the ideal membrane for exposed flat roofs.

The light-grey membrane was affixed using the Sika-Trocal® spray-adhesive range. The range which includes Sika-Trocal® C400 and C250 - is also kind to the environment.

It contains fewer solvents than poured-applied adhesives and creates less material waste.
Once used, a canister can be decommissioned as scrap metal, making it a recyclable material.

Sika-Trocal® SG, a 1.5 mm multi-layer, synthetic roof waterproofing sheet, provided the solution for the roof’s various vertical upstands.

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