As heritage roofing specialists, we are experts in providing the unique craftsmanship required to restore the roofs on old school buildings. For schools and academies that stand to benefit from our Flat Roof services, we have strong relationships with leading brands, such as SIKA Liquid Plastics.
We also have strategic partnerships with Chartered Building Surveyors and architects to help increase schools’ chances of securing funding to finance works such as roofing, via the Condition Improvement Fund and similar initiatives.
At Ploughcroft, we understand that Academy trusts need to be smart about their resources and finances, which is why we enjoy helping schools and colleges reduce their energy bills through insulated warm roofs and our state-of-the-art Eco Roof™.
Our highly trained and qualified roofing operatives are familiar with working within education environments having worked on a variety of school roofing projects in the past. All our re-roofing work meets BS 5534 British Roofing Standards whilst coming with a 10-year insurance backed guarantee, through our association with CompetentRoofer.
Ploughcroft work alongside leading building surveyors and architects who are experienced in the complex Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) application process, increasing your academy’s likelihood of securing funding to make vital improvements to ensure continued school building maintenance.
The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) involves an annual round of bidding for eligible academies and sixth-form colleges to apply for funding to finance works needed to maintain safe and good quality conditions in school buildings. Funding is often awarded to pay for projects which provide a solution to compliance and health and safety issues, such as ensuring a school building is watertight.
Single academy trusts, small multi-academy trusts (MATs) with less than 3,000 pupils and sixth form colleges are all eligible to apply for the funding and must do so via a qualified and accredited architect or Chartered Building Surveyor.
Ploughcroft can connect School Facilities Management staff to the very best Surveyors and architects, who speak the language of the assessors and have insight and knowledge as to what funding decision-makers look for. We only partner with surveyors who have a high success rate working with Chartered Building Surveyors and architects to help academies and sixth form colleges navigate the challenging bidding process, making it a seamless experience.
You can find out more about the Condition Improvement Fund, including how to apply, what works can be funded and other requirements here.
While not eligible for the Condition Improvement Fund, multi-academy trusts (MATs) with at least 5 academies and more than 3,000 pupils will receive a School Condition Allocation (SCA) designed for them to use strategically to cover their priority school building maintenance needs.
Ploughcroft welcome the opportunity to help larger academies maintain their school building, providing the same access to our Chartered Building Surveyors and architect partners and the very best sustainable and lasting roofing solutions.
For flat roofing projects, we work with market-leaders SIKA Liquid Plastics to deliver energy-efficient solutions that are cold-applied, ensuring safety is maintained at all times. This, coupled with their low odour, makes them especially suitable for application within term time.
Find out how Keighley based Eastwood Community School, whose ageing roof was experiencing leaks, benefited from a high-end liquid plastic re-roof carried out by Ploughcroft using a SIKA Liquid System. Alternatively, read about how we worked closely with Willows After School Club in Bingley to devise a safe programme of works when applying a new liquid waterproofing system to the building, to ensure work was carried out conveniently during term time with minimal disruption.
As reputable Heritage Roofing specialists, Ploughcroft excel at repairing and replacing pitched roofs for academies and sixth form colleges whose school building is more dated. Historical buildings need extra care and Ploughcroft has the experience and expertise to provide this specialist roofing treatment.
With staff fully qualified in Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional pre-1919 Buildings, our craftsmen and operatives have the necessary understanding of the guiding principles of this niche type of work. Our team have the required skills to carry out lead and slate work to restore your heritage school building back to its former glory.
Our portfolio of heritage school building work includes insulating and re-roofing a Brighouse school building that dated back to around 1850, restoring the Weathervane on William Henry Smith School and carrying out a re-roof for the Early Excellence Centre in Huddersfield, who were keen for their school building, which is over 120-years-old, to maintain its original appearance.
As inventors of the cutting-edge Eco Roof™ Thermal Blanket, Ploughcroft are perfectly positioned to help academies looking to cut their energy spend. Our Eco Roof™ is an innovative combination of high-tech roofing insulation and a re-roof that ensures your school building maintains a comfortably cool temperature in summer and retains warmth during winter.
Our high standard warm roofs for schools offer superior insulation levels. Our well-insulated Warm Roofs prevent valuable heat from escaping and facilitate a more comfortable learning environment for pupils, whilst ensuring energy bills aren’t a huge drain on school resources.
All Saints Academy in Darfield, South Yorkshire is just one of the schools to take advantage of our clever Eco Roof™, making their school 12 times more energy efficient than it was with their previous roof and saving the school, quite literally, thousands of pounds in unwelcome heating costs.