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Cardiff Scheme is a Capital Success for Firestone
F
irestone Building Products’
RubberGard™ EPDM roofing
membrane has been used to
finish the roofs of Three Capital
Quarter; a seven storey landmark
commercial scheme in the centre of
Cardiff’s Commercial Enterprise
Zone.
Specification for the roofs of the 77,931
sq ft grade A office building designed by
architects, Morgan 2 Hayman, was
driven by the developer, JR Smart, after
the company had been impressed with
the ease of installation and performance
of Firestone’s RubberGard™ EPDM
membrane on its previous Capital
Quarter schemes.
Gary Foster from JR Smart commented:
“We had used Firestone’s RubberGard
EPDM membrane on previous schemes
on the Capital Quarter development and
had been very pleased with how quickly
and easily it could be installed with a
neat finish.
“The service life of the roof is very
important for these high calibre office
schemes as it will reduce maintenance
requirements and ensure the building
retains its Grade A performance. We’re
confident the strength and durability of
RubberGard EPDM will give us a fit and
forget solution.”
The RubberGard EPDM membrane was
installed by Firestone Licensed
Contractor, Envirotek, on the main roof
area at 7th floor level along with the
terraces at 6th and 1st floor level. The
contractor was involved in the project at
design stage to ensure that sufficient
provision was made for drainage to
maximise roof performance and avoid
any risk of standing water.
The scheme involved installation of a
tapered insulation scheme, creating a
fall to the drainage points, followed by
the RubberGard EPDM. The membrane
was interfaced with window cleaning
abseiling hooks around the perimeter of
the seventh storey roof, along with steel
columns that support maintenance
gantries, structural steelwork installed
on the roof to create visual shielding for
rooftop plant and support steelwork for
a solar PV installation, with Firestone’s
QuickSeam™ FormFlash™ used to
fully-encapsulate all details.
Following installation of the Firestone
RubberGard EPDM membrane, all the
roof and terrace areas were finished
using 600 x 600 x 50mm paving slabs,
which have been mounted onto support
pads to protect the RubberGard EPDM
membrane from abrasion and aid
drainage.
John McMullan, commercial manager at
Firestone Building Products added:
“Capital Quarter creates a vibrant new
business district for Cardiff and has
attracted some major name occupiers
from a wide range of sectors. Three
Capital Quarter is part of that
commercial success story and we’re
delighted to be associated with such a
prestigious office building.”
For further information contact
email info@fbpl.co.uk.
Website www.firestonebpe.co.uk.
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