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Firestone’s Rubbergard™ EPDM Gets Sandy Cove
to the Wedding Venue on Time
F
irestone Building Products’
RubberGard™ EPDM roofing
membrane has helped ensure a
new wedding venue was ready in time
for couples waiting to tie the knot this
summer at Sandy Cove Hotel on the
Devon coast.
Planning delays and adverse weather
conditions meant that contractor,
Custom Construction Group Ltd, had just
six months to complete the 330m2
building, which includes a 200m2
function room a bar, a commercial
kitchen and toilet facilities, before the
first pre-booked wedding celebration.
The company worked closely with the
project’s architect, Stapleton Green, to
consider construction materials that
would enable the project to be delivered
on time while offering excellent
performance
and
build
quality,
recommending the Firestone EPDM
membrane for its ease of installation,
service life and suitability for use with an
extensive green roof.
Explains John Martinelli from Custom
Construction: “We always knew that the
project would go right to the wire and
snow in March didn’t help! However, we
managed to hand over the day before
the first wedding, thanks to close
collaboration with the delivery partners
and the supply chain.
“We have been using RubberGard™
EPDM membranes from Firestone for
some time and knew the speed and ease
of installation they offer would help us
save time on the job while providing a
robust, long-term solution for the project
that works well under a green roof. After
discussing it with the architect the
specification was agreed and it
genuinely helped us save time on the
build.”
Custom Construction used a Firestone
vapour control layer on the 700m2 OSB
roof substrate followed by PIR board
insulation. The Firestone RubberGard™
EPDM membrane was then fully
adhered to the roof and Custom
Construction also formed a 30m long
box gutter along two sides of the roof for
a neat finish. A sedum roof was then
installed onto most of the roof area, with
a small section of artificial turf as the roof
descended to ground level at the sides.
The RubberGard™ EPDM membrane
was also used to cover some of the
vertical surfaces of the building along
with the front façades.
John McMullan from Firestone Building
Products adds: “Our EPDM roofing
membranes are ideal for a fast track
project like this, as the system is
supplied on wide rolls, enabling faster
installation with fewer seams. Our
RubberGard™ EPDM membrane’s
elasticity and flexibility make it a robust
choice both during installation and
throughout its service life. On an
extension to a live hotel like this, flamefree and low noise installation also offer
key advantages. We’re delighted that
our system has played a role in helping
happy couples enjoy their special day by
the sea for years to come.”
For
further
information:
www.firestonebpe.co.uk.
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