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A roof designed to harmonise with Elgar’s land of hope and glory!
Story added April 2017
When Essential Supply Products (ESP) of Malvern in Worcestershire looked to expand its administration and distribution centre the company turned to John Ruck Construction, based in nearby Leominster, to provide a fast solution that would be practical and in tune with the surrounding rural landscape.
ESP supply hygienic paper towels and dispensers to commercial and industrial customers, so a fast-track transition into the new custom designed building was key to the project. The design proposal incorporated an expansive flowing roof that would harmonise with the ten mile spine of rolling hilltops famously known as ‘the Malverns’; and the landscape that inspired Elgar’s ‘Land of Hope and Glory’!
With build time at a premium, the specification team opted for Kingspan’s membrane faced Topdek insulated panel, normally specified as a fast and reliable new-build solution for flat roofing. In this instance 100mm panels faced with Sika Trocal membrane were chosen. Given the sheer size of the new ESP building, the dynamics meant that not only was the roof required to seamlessly curve but practically, it needed to cover an area of 15,500 square metres – a virtually unheard innovation for the Topdek system.
Whilst Kingspan initiated a series of bespoke testing scenarios, each created to ascertain strict radius performance criteria, the main contractor turned to Leicestershire based Spectrum Building Envelopes & Facades to install the roof. As installers of a wide range of building systems Spectrum have vast experience of working with the Topdek system. Contracts Manager for SBEF Adrian Bidwell explained:
“Spectrum has built a strong reputation with many established building contractors who rely on the quality of our installations on-site, and the 'can do' attitude of our management team. We know the Topdek panels very well which in turn means we know EJOT’s Opticore system equally well”.
Opticore is EJOT's unique integral nylon fastener head manufactured with precision cutting fins that core through membrane faced insulated panels, with the fastener self-drilling the substrate in one simple operation. Installation is via a bi-hex and torx dual driving system. The Opticore range includes stitchers and provides a reliable solution for hot and cold rolled steel as well as timber substrates. Spectrum specified predominantly EJOT Opticore LS 5.5 x 25 and SF 6.3 x 25.
Adrian continued: “With such a critical specification over a relatively short window, obviously the chosen fixings play a major part in getting such an innovative project right first time.”
SBEF’ s roof installation at The ESP building in Malvern is due to be finished in mid April and the building completed by Summer 2017.
The unique core drilling fastener developed specifically for membrane faced composite panels.
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