Working with roofing contractor Central Cladding, IKO Polymeric delivered the roofing project of Port Talbot’s £40m development, Ysgol Bae Baglan, the biggest single school infrastructure investment of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.
The building was designed to accommodate 300 primary and 1,100 secondary school pupils along with a bespoke facility for 100 pupils with additional learning needs.
Stride Treglown Architects worked on the design of this high investment project along with the main Design Build contractor Bougues UK.
Due to the site’s location and exposure to wind, the roof of the building was designed with an angle. It rises and falls as the storey heights change, reflective of the sloping roofs of traditional Welsh valleys terraced housing, as they ‘climb’ local hills.
IKO Polymeric’s Armourplan SM single ply membrane in light grey was a perfect match for the requirements of this project. The light grey colour choice provided a nice contrast with the dark shade of the façade which contributed to the building’s exceptional look. Having the membrane mechanically fixed also allowed extra resistance to wind uplift. IKO Polymeric made all the wind calculations and provided Central Cladding with the recommended numbers of mechanical fixings that were required in different areas of the 5000m2 roof.
Manufactured in the UK at IKO Polymeric’s Chesterfield Production Facility to ISO 9001 and ISO14001 standards, the Armourplan PVC system forms an aesthetic, weathertight and durable waterproofing solution to many types of roof application, whether mechanically secured, adhered or ballasted.
With the help of the good workmanship of Central Cladding, Armourplan SM membrane provided a sleek and appealing finish to accompany with the outstanding look of this modern-build school.
For more information on Armourplan SM or any other product call IKO Polymeric on 01257 488000 or visit www.ikopolymeric.com.