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Hackbridge School: Pitched Roofing

Contract Value: £260,000

A pitched roofing project for a school in Hackbridge.

While our heads are usually filled with technical roofing problems and planning, with larger school projects the client’s biggest concern is safeguarding. In this case we designed systems of work which completely segregated our workforce from the pupils.

Access to the site was regulated and those staff working during term time were subject to DBS checks. A strict code of conduct was agreed and signed by all staff at site induction meetings.

Other complications which we had to overcome included the risk of vibration dislodging old Victorian ceilings and the noise of removing and reinstating 70,000 tiles, 1500m of Ogee aluminium guttering and downpipes, 1000m of soffit and fascia and 1000m² of insulation. All were completed as planned, on budget and on time.