Pupils at a South East London school can now enjoy sport at height thanks to the completion of a rooftop ‘multi-use games area’ or MUGA by Byford Roofing using BMI Icopal’s Parabit Holt Melt Duo.
The Parabit Holt Melt Duo was applied to the concrete deck of the roof, and over that went a layer of inverted insulation and paving slabs ready to receive the MUGA pitch finish.
Andrew Byford, Director at Byford Roofing, said: “I chose Parabit because it’s a system we know well, we’re comfortable laying it and therefore it gave us confidence in achieving the target programme completion date. Not only is it suitable for a zero falls roof, it is also very robust.
He added: “Because of the limited storage space on site, we needed to get the hot melt laid as fast as we could so that we could use the roof area for storage of the other roofing materials. That meant it also had to be tough enough to cope with movement of people and materials around it.”
Most of the 800m2 roof area was applied in an initial period of two-to-three weeks. Beyond that, Byford made return visits to site to work with the sequencing of other works by the main contractor. One of the later tasks was waterproofing with BMI Icopal Elastoflex around the fence posts that had been installed into the waterproofed parapet wall around the roof’s perimeter.