BBA certified flat roofing system, Topseal Direct Lay has been specified for roof refurbishments at two churches in North Yorkshire and Merseyside.
The roofs of both the Starbeck Methodist church in Harrogate and St Andrews church in St Helens were leaking beyond patch repair, leading to damage to the interior of both buildings and posing an ongoing maintenance burden.
The roofs were 50 m2 and 130m2 in size at St Andrews church and 200m2 at Starbeck Methodist church. Topseal Direct Lay was applied directly to asphalt on concrete at Starbeck Methodist church and directly to felt on concrete on one roof at St Andrews Church and onto asphalt on the second roof.
Following initial roof inspections from the Topseal approved installer, Topseal Direct Lay was specified as it is a robust solution that is quick to fit without having to remove the existing flat roof substrate.
This meant that the work could be carried out with minimal disruption, providing the perfect solution for the churches, which could remain in use.
Topseal Direct Lay is a liquid-applied GRP overlay system that is quicker and more convenient to install. It was a cost effective solution for the churches, especially as the company provided a 20 year material and workmanship guarantee.
Alan Frizzell, Technical Manager at Topseal, said: “Our system will deliver a long term maintenance-free solution for both churches, whilst retaining the aesthetics and original design of these buildings.
He added: “Topseal Direct Lay is becoming popular with churches as it is cost effective and the system can also be finished in a simulated lead or copper finish.”
Suitable for both domestic and commercial work, Topseal Direct Lay is available in the full range of BS/RAL colour topcoats and a variety of finishes. With a tough, impact resistant surface, the roof surface is suitable for walking on after only 1-2 hours and can withstand impact damage from wind-blown slates.
The system is offered with a 20 year product and workmanship guarantee with the option of a guarantee protection certificate and a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.
Topseal Direct Lay is BBA approved and is suitable for both new and refurbished flat roofs.