PFM 21 7 Oct 2018 - Page 5

Firestone Provides New ‘Seal’ at Chester Zoo
hester Zoo’s 1.9 million
visitors might flock to the
attraction to see the animals
every year, but few leave without a
visit to the shop. And now the Zoo’s
management team can rest assured
that its diverse range of wild-life
themed merchandise is safe and dry
following a refurbishment of the shop
roof using Firestone’s RubberGard™
EPDM roofing membrane.
The Firestone system was specified for
a partial refurbishment of the roof to
replace an existing roof covering that
had reached the end of its service life.
The simplicity of the system enabled
strip out of the problematic area to allow
the RubberGard™ EPDM membrane, to
be fully adhered to the newly installed
plywood substrate creating a neat
waterproofing solution.
Designed to provide a service life in
excess of 50 years and offering rapid
installation with no hot works and no
nuisance odours, the Firestone system
was ideal for installation at the Zoo,
which is open every day except
Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Flexible
and permanently elastic, the system
provides 300% elongation, preventing
the risk of tearing or puncturing during
The shop roof refurbishment project has
now been completed and the Firestone
RubberGard™ EPDM system has been
specified on several other schemes at
Chester Zoo as part of the visitor
development and facilities management
Comments Carl Askew, facilities
manager at Chester Zoo: “We are
constantly investing in new habitats for
our animals and new facilities for our
visitors to ensure the comfort and
enjoyment of all.
“The shop is an important part of
revenue generation at Chester Zoo,
which contributes to financing these
development projects as well as
generating funds for our conservation
work, and we’re delighted that the new
RubberGard™ EPDM roof has been
installed so quickly and will provide us
with decades of service.”
For Firestone Building Products
information contact 01606 552026 or
email Website
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