SMG Europe chose Sika’s Sarnafil Plus package to fix a leaky roof at Manchester Arena.
Since opening in 1995, the Arena has hosted the biggest names in live entertainment, including U2, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Pavarotti.
The venue is always in demand, but one of the roof surfaces over the city rooms of the complex was in desperate need of attention.
A leaky roof, specifically in the area where the existing roof of the arena joined the railway station, was causing real concern and disruption.
SMG Europe building manager, Lee Sinnott, called in the team from Sarnafil Plus to assess the needs of the roof.
The Sarnafil Plus package includes a comprehensive roof survey by the company’s Refurbishment Surveyors, to determine which system is suitable for the roof.
During the survey a core sample is taken, to assess the current roof construction and the condition of the substrate.
Following the roof survey, the Technical Team created a bespoke specification, including project specific detail drawings, tapered insulation plans and roof layouts, U-Value Calculations, Wind Uplift Calculations and Condensation Risk Analysis.
The system specified was Sarnafast with Sarnafil S327-15EL membrane. The product was ideal for this project, where speed, integrity and durability were required. By using a flame-free system, the works carried no risk of fire, an issue associated with torch-on application
Sarnafil Plus approved contractor, Protech Roofing of Leeds, was appointed to undertake the installation of the Sarnafil system.
The final result has seen the roof transformed, and will provide the client with peace of mind going forward as it comes with a guarantee that covers both the materials and the installation.
The Sarnafil Plus offering also includes a comprehensive maintenance plan, with on-going support from the Sarnafil Applications Team, who will carry out regular inspections to ensure the roof stays in perfect condition
Sarnafil’s single ply products have been independently assessed by the British Board of Agrément (BBA), and are certified to have a life expectancy ‘in excess of 40 years’.