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Salmon's Leap scheme is a good catch for Firestone

26 August 2015

Specialist contractor, Furber Roofing, has completed a roof overlay project at a striking collection of five Brutalist houses known as ‘Salmon’s Leap’ on the banks of the River Dee in Chester

The scheme saw Furber Roofing install a new waterproofing system using Firestone’s RubberGard 1.5mm FR (fire retardant) EPDM roofing membrane over the existing asphalt roof.

The PIR insulation board was bonded directly onto the existing roof substrate using Firestone’s I.S.O. Twin-Pack high performance polyurethane adhesive. Furber Roofing then installed the RubberGard EPDM membrane, which was cut to size and shape on site and bonded to the insulation using Firestone’s BA-2012 adhesive.

Firestone’s RubberGard EPDM membrane was supplied in 3.05metre widths and Furber roofing created fully-bonded seams where joins were required using Firestone’s QuickSeam splice tape, with a 10cm overlap to ensure excellent seam integrity.

For roof details, including the roof light on each property, and areas of the membrane where a join was required at an angle change, Furber Roofing used Firestone’s QuickSeam FormFlash, an uncured EPDM product that can be moulded on site to fit the contours of the details and bonded to the RubberGard EPDM membrane. QuickSeam Flashing was also used on the outer perimeter of the roof to seal the building’s metal flashings.

Comments Karl Furber from Furber Roofing: “These are unusual properties with completely flat roofs and ensuring a watertight surface was essential.

“The RubberGard EPDM system from Firestone enabled us to upgrade the properties’ thermal performance before completing a roof overlay scheme that meets the needs of the buildings and the residents both in terms of low maintenance waterproofing and aesthetics.”

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