At the close of 2014, Curtis Moore were appointed by Savills on behalf of Walker Snacks to carry out the roof replacement of their recently vacated premises in Bellshill. The works comprise the stripping off and disposal of 5,000 Sq.m. of existing Asbestos Cement roof sheeting and replacement with a modern insulated Kingspan composite panel with Polycarbonate rooflights. In addition to the re-roofing, the client was taking the opportunity to install additional roof purlins to comply with current building regulations relative to snow loading.
Curtis Moore were appointed in late December 2014 to carry out the complete works package, acting as Principal Contractor. The project commenced in January this year, and following the pre-construction phase health and safety planning, Curtis Moore proposed that the existing roof be stripped from within the vacated warehouse floor. As the building was empty, it was possible to completely strip the existing roof ready to receive the new roof coverings. The main reasoning for this proposal was that by carrying out the works in this manner, the need for operatives to work on or near fragile roofing materials was completely eliminated, thus making the stripping and indeed replacement a far safer methodology of working.
Working from MEWPS within the building, our highly trained and experienced operatives stripped off the existing twin skin Asbestos Cement roof sheeting and deposited in closed skips, the contents of which were disposed of in accordance with SEPA and HSE Legislation. Whilst safety netting is the recognised means of fall arrest, the stripping process of working internally eliminated the risk of falls through fragile materials and indeed allowed a ‘blank canvas’ on which the new packs of roofing panels were craned to position ready for installation.
Our images show the loading of the new composite panels which were loaded on Tuesday this week. Curtis Moore employed the services of a specialist contractor who provided a mobile tower crane, hired under a contract lift. The fully trained personnel ensured that all materials were loaded and distributed throughout the vacated roof area safely and efficiently.
Installation of the new roofing has now begun, and works are expected to be completed by the end of March – we look forward to bringing further updates on this interesting project!