PFM 20 7 - Page 7



NEWS
news
Firestone’s Rubbergard™ Provides Modular
Solution for Fast Track School Build
F
irestone Building Products has
enabled the fast track modular
construction of a new Academy
high school in Manchester with the
supply of RubberGard™ EPDM
roofing membrane.
The seventh school to join a multiacademy trust, Dean Trust Ardwick was
established
in
temporary
accommodation while its £24 million new
building was fabricated off site in East
Yorkshire by modular specialist,
Servaccomm.
The modular build
enabled the programme to progress
while demolition of the former mill on the
school’s site was still ongoing.
The 5,508m² modular building provides
two and three storey accommodation,
including classrooms, labs, a music
room, an IT centre, a dining hall and a
sports hall. A total of 161 modular units
were
constructed
inside
the
Servaccomm factory and when each of
the upper modular units was watertight,
thanks to its factory covering of
Firestone’s
RubberGard™
EPDM
membrane, it could be stored outside,
freeing up space in the factory and
enabling the modules to be delivered to
site on a just in time basis.
Offering excellent elasticity to ensure that
the material remains stable postfabrication,
RubberGard™
EPDM
remains flexible even in extreme
temperatures as low as -450C. It also
provides more than 300 per cent
elongation, overcoming any risk of tearing
or damage as a result of movement stress
during the modules’ journey to site,
storage or natural settlement post
construction.
The RubberGard™ EPDM system was
adhered to each building module using
odour- and solvent-free water-based
adhesives developed by Firestone
especially for fast application and safe use
inside a modular building factory.
The school is now completed and
occupied, thanks to a fast track
construction programme that reduced
labour requirements and health and
safety risk on site while ensuring factory
assured build quality.
Dean Trust Ardwick’s headteacher,
Susan Findley, commented: “We
needed a school building that would
provide a safe, secure and flexible
learning space for our students while
offering accommodation as quickly as
possible. The children love our new
building and it has been constructed to
offer a robust education environment
with an EPDM roof that will keep the
interior dry for generations to come.”
For further information:
www.firestonebpe.co.uk
Reader Reply No: 207004
7

Paperturn



Powered by


Full screen Click to read
Paperturn flip book system
Search
Overview
Download as PDF
Full screen
Exit full screen
Close
Close
Paperturn
The email was successfully sent.
You can not let this field empty
Please insert a valid e-mail address
You can not let this field empty
Please insert a valid e-mail address
Paperturn Sending. Please wait...
Paperturn
Close