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Hungerford Fire Station

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The complex curved and concave cladding, with very tight tolerances, demanded the utmost workmanship and attention to detail from Malone Roofing, which won the Roofing Awards 2018 Sheeting & Cladding category.

The client wanted to transform the existing fire station into Berkshire’s first ‘tri-service’ station, providing shared facilities for Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service. The building facilitates also required the need for new training and equipment to address the challenges faced by modern fire fighters.

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The biggest challenges included the tight tolerances, fabricating the curves and bespoke metal works needed to meet the change of levels. It meant close collaboration with main contractor, Kalzip and installation team to produce this striking look while overcoming the difficulties of bespoke fabrication and design.


The most complex elements for Malone Roofing were the concave and convex curves along with the change from the roof to vertical cladding in the same material to keep the Kalzip lines continuous.


Workmanship was of the highest standard to get the lines and level correct as the roof changes planes and direction. The Kalzip 65/400 1 mm thick roofing system was chosen due to its flexibility in creating complex angles with neat lines.

Malone Roofing had had very little tolerance in the system so had to collaborate closely with the steel workers to ensure the correct levels. The soffit and eaves were site measured bespoke to the building and fabricated by the company’s fabricator.

The system build-up was Kalzip TR35/200 liner Sheet, Kalzip VCL, Kalzip 240mm Mineral Wool Insulation, Kalzip E180 Halters with Halter Fixings with Kalzip 65/400 Coversheet 1 mm thick with red PVDF coating.

About Malone Roofing

Established in 1979, we have built a strong reputation for high quality and cost-effective roofing solutions to the construction Industry. Offering high quality systems with comprehensive insurance backed guarantees, we are an approved installer of the main recognised roofing systems and disciplines, including Kalzip Aluminium Standing Seam, Single Ply, Mastic Asphalt and Liquid Coatings.

At a glance

  • Project: Hungerford Fire Station
  • Roofing Awards 2018: Winner of Sheeting & Cladding Category
  • Client: Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Location: Hungerford
  • Architect: HLM Architects
  • Main Contractor: Beard Construction
  • Roofing Contractor: Malone Roofing (Newbury)
  • Product: Kalzip

Malone Roofing says

Malone Roofing are very pleased to be 2018 NFRC Winners for the Sheeting & Cladding / Rainscreen category. We are proud to be involved with this unique prototype build that signifies the future brand for Berkshire local community fire stations. Malone Roofing excels at delivering complete roofing solutions to all types of projects across all industries.   

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