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Wythenshawe Forum voted as ‘Industry Choice’ winner at NFRC’s UK Roofing Awards 2021

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NFRC UK Roofing Awards Award (2021 Winner Logo


Contractor: LRL Roofing Solutions

Project: Wythenshawe Forum

Award sponsor:Radmat Building Products

An important community hub that accommodates a variety of essential services wins the UK ROOFING AWARDS ‘INDUSTRY CHOICE’ award, as voted for by fellow industry professionals.

Within the past ten years, the large building began to suffer from severe leaks, causing disruption and safety issues. Manchester City Council decided that a full refurbishment would protect this important community asset for many more years.

Local contractor LRL Roofing Solutions took on this challenging project, which involved the removal of a full metal profile flat-to-pitched conversion and subsequent installation of three different Bauder systems.

Transport liaison became a major factor throughout the project due to the centre’s location in relation to the transport terminus and airport nearby.

LRL worked closely with Transport for Greater Manchester to avoid delays to local bus and tram services, and relevant aerospace permits were obtained for cranes situated under a busy flight path.

In total, a sizeable 5,693 sq m of roof ng area was updated. However, the seemingly straightforward installation raised serious questions once the contractor unearthed problems on the swimming pool area. A single-skin carrier sheet was detected after samples were made, and this threw original plans to install the Bauder BTRS system into the air. Quick and practical resolutions were agreed, and the Bauder Thermofol Single Ply was chosen as the remedy.

In its fiftieth year LRL improved not only the roof, but ensured a whole community had a place to exercise, shop and keep healthy during the midst of a pandemic.

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