Ploughcroft has recently completed a large project in Greater Manchester — specifically, on top of Tameside Hospital in Ashton-under-Lyne. Tameside Hospital’s A&E department was suffering from water ingress, so Ploughcroft fixed its flat roof with a sustainable long-term solution.
Originally, the leaking structure was a felt roof with a plywood deck. In just under three months, Ploughcroft worked to resolve this issue as part of a large-scale, overall refurbishment of the hospital. Now, it has a new, watertight flat roof.
The new roof included new plywood decking, with an exterior grade of 18mm, from Hanson Plywood Ltd (Halifax, West Yorkshire). The screws and fixings were supplied by SIG plc. The main covering comprised a dark-grey, 1.2mm-thick Firestone EPDM rubber membrane, from Permaroof, and a 120mm-thick Thermaroof TR27 insulation board from Kingspan Group.
Of course, it was imperative that we complete the work without too much disruption to the busy A&E department. Throughout the project, Ploughcroft worked around a strict schedule to ensure this. The delivery of materials made sure not to disrupt public access or ambulance traffic; instead, we used specific access routes to the site and a Traffic Management System. We were also constantly mindful of noise throughout the project.