Strip and Re-Sheet
Whilst overcladding of existing buildings is a cost effective form of re – roofing, there are occasions when a complete strip and re – sheet is the most suitable option to consider, when planning a major refurbishment
Traditionally, old Industrial buildings were originally clad with Asbestos Cement sheeting. Whilst over roofing is an option, we find that it has become more commonplace for clients preferences to be that of removing the asbestos cement materials from their buildings, prior to re-roofing taking place.
It is often the case that the re-roofing contracts which Curtis Moore undertake are carried out whilst the Clients activities are on – going throughout the construction period. We are therefore required to coordinate the works in a manner which allows the Clients activities to continue uninterrupted, and poses no threat to their employee’s health and safety.
The project illustrated opposite is a re – roofing contract recently completed by Curtis Moore. The building in Glasgow houses a steel stock holding facility whereby raw materials are brought in, cut to size and
dispatched to our Clients Customers.
The project involved the complete removal of the existing Asbestos Cement roof coverings / glazing, and replacement with single skin plastisol coated steel sheeting and man safe GRP Rooflight panels.
The nature of the Project rendered it subject to the CDM Regulations and Curtis Moore acted as principal contractor, employing the services of an independent planning supervisor to act for our Client. Various sub – contractors were employed who carried out their activities under the direct supervision of Curtis Moore.
As the existing roof coverings were classed as fragile, we were required to provide safety netting which was secured to the existing roof trusses immediately below the existing roof sheeting and in the line of the roof slopes.
Whilst the level of Asbestos contained within the existing sheeting was relatively low, the removal had to be carried out in such a manner as to ensure that there was no health risk to both Curtis Moore and our Clients employees working below.
We employed a local environmental specialist contractor to provide training for our operatives, and on site air testing and monitoring of the environment throughout the Contract. Air testing was carried out on a regular basis during and after stripping operations, and clean air certificates were issued to the Client as the works progressed.
Throughout the re-roofing operations, our Client continued with their business activities uninterrupted. This was achieved by Curtis Moore carrying out the works in stages, stripping and sheeting in bays and temporary wreathing the junction of new to existing at the close of each shift. Areas directly below the works were cordoned off with grounds men posted to ensure that the works progresses without any risk of injury to our Clients Employees.