Hotter shoes start off on the right foot with moisture mapping

in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire had exceeded its serviceable life and begun experiencing significant water ingress, requiring urgent remedial work. Prior to any work commencing on site,


Bauder undertook a comprehensive condition and moisture mapping survey of the roof area to help identify the exact extent and locations of water ingress, so that a fully informed decision could then be made to best suit the client’s needs. As a result, the optimal solution was for approved contractor BBR Roofing to strip off the existing deteriorated and delaminating, oxidised bituminous capping sheet and overlay the underlayer with 12,500m2

of Bauder’s high quality, two layer

bituminous system Bauderflex. This partial strip allowed for a quick and undisruptive installation, which was important to the client as they wanted the factory below to

he waterproofing on the roof of footwear manufacturer Hotter Shoes’ head office and manufacturing facility

structural glazed units being expertly fitted to give essential daylight to the building’s interior. Moreover, asbestos was found within the redundant vent apertures and therefore required specialist disposal. Because the factory workers have variable

remain fully operational throughout. One of the major challenges for this project

was the quantity of intricate detailing requirements, which is understandable given the sheer scale of the roof. As part of the necessary works redundant vents and associ- ated frameworks also needed to be removed and replaced prior to new cladding being added to the perimeter and 69 of Bauder’s

shift patterns it meant that the roofing works programme had to be regularly changed and all deliveries needed to be timed as not to conflict with vehicles moving in and out of the facility. However, despite the logistical challenges encountered all works were completed on time and to budget much to the delight of the client. Upon completion an additional moisture mapping survey was performed to confirm to the client that the overlay was performing as specified and the roof was now completely watertight. To learn more about Bauder’s flat

roof technical diagnostic methods visit the website.

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Neaco products featured at care home

Neaco supplied contemporary balustrade for Parkview Gardens, a new 60-bed residential care home in Barrow. Alston Murphy Associates specified powder coated aluminium balustrade with glass infill panels at an extended height for additional safety

on first floor terraces which also include Neaco’s aluminium decking. Iain Murphy of Alston Murphy said: “Neaco provide a one-stop shop for design consultation, measuring, manufacturing and fitting, so working with them removes a lot of the agony that can occur on some projects. We’re very pleased with the result.” Glass balconies provide high-end aesthetics

Neaco’s range of glass balconies has secured a specification at another prestigious apartment development. Located near York and surrounded by stunning scenery, the complex of 37 luxury properties features Juliet balconies and walk-on balconies with bespoke graphics on the glass panels. A combination of minimalist design and durability has made them a popular choice to enhance the kerb appeal of high-end residential developments throughout the UK. Neaco’s National Sales Manager, Peter Melia, said: “Neaco has established an excellent presence in the residential market with many housebuilders repeatedly specifying our glass balconies. Their smoked or clear glass panels maximise the benefits of sunlight and provide a more visually appealing alternative to the cage-like appearance of meshed or railed balcony infills.” Comprising modular components precision manufactured off site, Neaco’s balconies provide fast installation using an internal connection system that requires no welding for assembly.

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