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Sika Sarnafil for An Crùbh Community Centre

Sika Sarnafil for An Crùbh Community Centre

Sika Sarnafil single ply roof membrane was used on the new An Crùbh Community Centre on the Isle of Skye.

The community needed a multi-purpose building, to include a shop, café, and flexible space for activities and meetings. The project secured lottery funding, allowing construction to go ahead within the budget available.

Given the building’s location on an exposed site, and its purpose, the design for An Crùbh had to combine hardiness and durability with a friendly, domestic feel, providing a home-from-home for the community and visitors alike.

An important aspect of the building’s weatherproof performance was the roof, which needed to match the look and feel of the building for the right cost.

Highlands building company, Compass, managed the construction, employing Sika Sarnafil Registered Contractor AIM Developments to install the roof.

AIM Developments worked closely with Sarnafil to deliver a solution for the building that would look aesthetically pleasing, whilst standing up to the elements.

One metre wide sheets of Sarnafil’s S327-12EL Lead Grey membrane with Décor Profiles were specified as a cost effective and high performance way to emulate a zinc standing seam roof.

Strong collaboration and a team attitude were needed from all to deliver a high quality landmark to a tight public-funding budget. Finished to an impeccable standard, An Crùbh sits happily in the beautifully rugged landscape, and has become a new epicentre for the community and visitors to the island alike.

Testament to the stunning design and skilled workmanship displayed throughout the project, WT Architecture received a commendation for An Crùbh in the Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards, which acknowledges architectural excellence.

Upon final inspection, the roof was awarded a 10 year guarantee from Sika Sarnafil, and along with the membrane’s BBA certificate assuring life expectancy in excess of 35 years, the community can trust that the building will be kept watertight for many years to come.

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