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all of the flat areas, complex details and
outlets on the roof structure.
Increased security measures also
presented challenges on-site as the
15-year old building, which was an
extension of this original airport terminal
built in 1987, is at an airside location –
further reinforcing the importance of
minimal possession times.
Much of the refurbishment works were
completed overnight within a four-hour
working window as the client requested
no disruption to the many retailers within
the North Terminal below, which was
done with ease using Kemperol. Kemper
System also developed full Inspection
and Test Plans (ITP) and Inspection and
Test Records (ITR) which were updated
daily by contractors, and field
technicians from Kemper System who
visited the site on a weekly basis to
ensure compliance and maximum
quality during installation.
Demonstrating first-class delivery within
a live airport environment, Mitie Tilley
Roofing Ltd and Kemper System won an
award in the Liquid Applied Roofing and
Waterproofing category for their work on
the project at the annual NFRC (National
Federation of Roofing Contractors) UK
Roofing Awards (May 2017).
Warren Stuart, aviation director at Mitie
Tilley Roofing Ltd, said: “This was a
challenging refurbishment as the client
demanded the highest of QHSE
(Quality, Health, Safety & Environment)
standards within tight timescales. The
project also required a leak free
installation, guaranteed for 25 years with
zero defects and absolutely no standing
water on the roof. Installation also had
to be flame free, environmentally friendly
and odour free due to the five airhandling outlets on the roof. The
timescales involved on this project were
also extremely challenging, allowing less
than six months for this intricate roofing
project. Kemper System ticked all the
“Having installed Kemperol before, we
knew it was quick and easy to apply as
well as versatile and durable. Its wet-onwet application meant possession times
on-site were also decreased. We worked
closely with Kemper System’s technical
team during five months of planning prior
to work starting, and throughout the
project. Thanks to the highly
experienced and knowledgeable team,
we were able to successfully deliver on
time and within budget.
“Operational continuity was another
major factor and thanks to the speed of
installation and efficient programme of
works, the airport’s retail units did not
experience any ‘down time’ due to the
refurbishment. To be recognised for this
project at the UK Roofing Awards is a
fantastic accomplishment and the professionalism and expertise of Kemper
System helped us to achieve this.”
Stuart Hicks at Kemper System Ltd,
added: “Kemperol 2K-PUR was
specified for the project at Gatwick
Airport because of its speed of
application, solvent-free and odourless
qualities. The system has also now
been specified for the ongoing
refurbishment works. It not only provided
the benefits required to maintain the
operational integrity of the terminal and
time saving, but 80% of the applied
polyols (resins) are obtained from
renewable sources, adding to the green
credentials of the project.
“We were delighted to be recognised at
the UK Roofing Awards winning the
Waterproofing category for this project,
which required a reliable waterproofing
system and the skill of the contractors to
deliver it successfully.”
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