Icopal Built-up Flat Roofing Systems

Case Studies - Built-Up Flat Roofing

The BMI Icopal range of cost effective, reinforced bitumen membrane roofing systems are ideal for both new build and refurbishment projects. Offering guaranteed quality, specifiers can select high quality products suitable for a wide range of applications.

Products range from traditional roofing products used in DIY, to innovative professional applications and energy efficient, flame retardant solutions designed for the most complex building forms. Our roofing products combine fully guaranteed membranes manufactured on high performance polyester and glass fibre reinforcements, with polymer modified bitumen, and can be applied using a variety of techniques including pour and roll, torch-on, flame free or self adhesive.

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  • Eco-Activ Sustainable Flat Roofing Systems

    The highly innovative Eco-Activ range provides architects and specifiers with versatile and sustainable solutions. By working actively with nature, Eco-Activ products help reduce air pollution, cut CO2 emissions, and improve energy efficiency, enabling new-build and refurbishment projects to meet the increasingly challenging environmental targets specified by evolving Building Regulations. 

    Noxite® Technology Benefits Glasgow's Pentagon Centre

    ICS1093-Pentagon-Centre-Glasgow-150x109A former bonded whisky warehouse in the heart of Glasgow, which now provides spacious conference as well as commercial office accommodation, has seen a phased upgrade to its flat roofs, featuring a number of fully compatible products from the range of Icopal Ltd: including the ecologically advanced Noxite® membrane...

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    Social Housing Refurbishment - Woodward Place Manchester

    ICS1077-Woodward-Place-Manchester-150x109A social housing project in Manchester receives an Eco-Activ® solution, Noxite®, as part of a roof refurbishment, helping to create a cleaner, healthier air quality for its tenants and local environs.

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    Holcombe Brook Primary School

    ICS1059-Holcombe-Brook-School-Bury_110x80The school’s roof was very old and showing serious signs of ageing, with blocked internal outlets causing severe ponding water on the roof and splits in the covering causing several leaks. Several edge details had disintegrated and were showing exposed rotting timbers beneath the decks which were deteriorating due to exposure. All in all the roof was in an incredibly poor state...

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    St Martin's Special School - Gibraltar

    ICS1057-St-Martins-Special-School-Gibraltar_110x80Icopal's Noxite Eco-activ capsheet and Total Torch System proved to be the ideal solution for St Martin's Special School... 

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    Jubilee House, Vancouver, Canada

    ICS1053-Jubilee-House-Vancouver-Canada-110x80When it was time to reroof Jubilee House, a 25-year old social housing facility, B.C. Housing wanted to take the opportunity to help the environment as well. The 87-unit apartment building for low-income people over 45 years of age...

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    Alachua County 911, Florida, USA

    ICS1052-Alachua-County-Florida-USA_110x80The Alachua County Combined Communications Center houses 911 service technology for the city of Gainesville and the surrounding area, representing over 227,000 residents plus the population of the University of Florida...

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    Moorlands Junior School, Sale

    ICS1039-Moorlands-Junior-School-Sale_110x80Moorlands Junior School in Sale were having a new extension added to the existing building, but several problems with water penetrating the existing roof which was causing constant internal damage...

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    Morden Mount Primary School, Greenwich

    ICS1051-Morden-Mount-Primary-School-Greenwich_110x80The school had experienced many leaks over the years but six roofs continually caused disruption to the school. At the request of the school and Greenwich Borough council, Capital Roofing was asked to carry out a full survey of the roofs in question...

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    William-Harvey-Hospital

    William-Harvey-HospitalIcopal Ensures A Healthy Environment
    A new roof on part of the clinical zone of the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, by the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, has the power to actively cleanse harmful nitrogen oxides from 104m3 of polluted air, the equivalent of four cars...

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  • FireSmart Fire Protection Flat Roofing System

    Firesmart capsheets provide a fire protection layer, shielding the roof from the spread of flame, providing fire protection, and minimising smoke (the main threat to life during a fire) while maintaining a highly durable, waterproof finish. The first flat roofing membrane system to be approved by the Loss Prevention Certificate Board (LPCB), FireSmart was also the first fire protection system to be listed in the Red Book of Approved Fire & Security Products & Services. 

    Trevethin Shopping Centre

    ICS1068-Trevethin-Shops-Pontypool_110x80Built in the late 1960's this shopping complex is located on a particularly windswept site in the Eastern, South Wales valleys. The roof covering was scheduled for renewal as part of the major redevelopment programme and revamp of this aging retail precinct...

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    Meadway Health Centre

    ICS1065-Meadway-Health-Centre-Sale-Gtr-Manchester_110x80Icopal FireSmart torch-on roofing membranes proved to be the ideal solution for Meadway Health Centre...

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  • Torch Applied Flat Roofing Solutions

    Offering increased application rates of up to 30 per cent, torch-applied roofing systems can be applied with a low flame (and no bitumen boilers) due to their specially formulated resin blends and grooved technology and deliver exceptional strength, puncture resistance and flexibility, essential for long term durability.

    Icopal System Selected For Reroofing of Flagship Manufacturing Facility

    ICS1100-Mitsubishi-Electric-Livingston-150x109The main manufacturing facility of Mitsubishi Air Conditioning in Livingston near Glasgow has been successfully reroofed without any disruption to production thanks to a well-executed retrofit contract carried out last summer by Mitie Tilley Roofing, utilising the Icopal Thermosolo system....

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    Pinfold Day Centre, Whitefield, Greater Manchester

    ICS1041-Pinfold-Day-Centre-Bury_110x80Located in Whitefield, Bury, Pinfold Day Centre provides specialist day care services to meet the needs of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia...

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    South Bristol Crematorium

    ICS1056-South-Bristol-Crematorium-Bristol-110x80Icopal Thermaweld copper faced torch-on roofing membranes proved to be the ideal solution for South Bristol Crematorium...

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    Maple Leaf Gardens

    ICS1054-Maple-Leaf-Gardens-Toronto-Canada_110x80Maple Leaf Gardens is situated in downtown Toronto, Canada and is a historic arena for professional ice hockey. The existing 25-year old PVC single ply roof on the building’s signature dome was past its useful service life, and the 4-ply built-up, gravel surfaced system on the flat areas was in need of replacement...

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    Greenacres, Eltham, London

    ICS1033-Greenacres-Eltham_110x80Greenacres is a residential road in Eltham, South London, and is situated adjacent to the Royal Blackheath Golf Club, which is the oldest golf club outside Scotland, which was founded in 1776. The development at Greenacress consists of nine residential blocks. The roofs generally had begun to fail and so were in need of replacement...

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    Whitley Depot, Coventry

    ICS1030-Whitely-Depot-Coventry_110x80There had been problems with the existing roof over the City Services Directorate’s depot in the Whitley suburb of Coventry. It had been leaking for 20 years and the roof was in a bad state of repair. Coventry City Council had rejecting temporary roofing and with existing low rooflight upstands the only practical solution was a complete reroof...

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    Cathcart Street Primary School, Wirral

    Cathcart-Street-150Cathcart Street Primary School had severe problems with water ingress which was causing major damage and disruption to the school, including damage to computers. During bad weather some classrooms had to close due to the amount of water entering the...

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    Woolwich Foot Tunnel, Greenwich

    Woolwich-tunnel-150The south entrance to the Woolwich Foot Tunnel, which opened in 1912, is a red brick rotunda, featuring a conical roof with a circular lantern, providing access to the 504m long foot tunnel beneath the river Thames. The Grade II listed entrance...

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    Howard and Rainham Schools

    Howard-Schools-150The Howard School, a Specialist Sports College and boys’ school with 1,500 pupils, shares the same site and sports facilities as the Rainham School for Girls, a separate institution and technology college, also with 1,500 pupils. ...

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    Blackheath High School

    ICS1027-Blackheath-High-School-London_110x80The dance studio at Blackheath High School in south-east London, which was opened by Princess Alexandra in 1965 as a chapel for the Church Army, was being stripped of its metal roof coverings by thieves unaware its scrap value was negligible...

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    Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre

    Hempstead-Valley-Shopping-Centre-150The roof at the Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, in Kent, was in desperate need of repair. The inverted roof, with single-ply membrane and ballast, had tears and splits to the membrane causing water to ingress into the building below. In addition, the...

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    Royal Mail Delivery Office, Worthing

    Royal-Mail06The Royal Mail Delivery Office in Worthing is a 1930s, neo-Georgian building occupying a corner plot in the town. At the rear of the building, the many levels of existing mastic asphalt roofing had reached the end of its lifespan, and over the years water...

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    British Library, Boston Spa

    British-Library-150While St Pancras, London, is the main site for the British Library, much of the vast collection of documents is stored across a number of other London sites and at the national document delivery operation at Boston Spa, near Wetherby in West Yorkshire. ...

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    Coventry Railway Station

    Coventry-Railway-Station-150Coventry Railway Station in the West Midlands, originally built in 1840, is on the Birmingham loop of the West Coast Main Line to London Euston. The current building was completed in 1962 and is now a Grade II listed building. In 2006, a major project of...

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  • Pour and Roll Applied Flat Roofing Solutions

    By combining the latest polyester and glass composite reinforcing technology with traditional pour and roll techniques, we have created cost-effective roofing materials able to deliver greater dimensional stability even when used on lighter or more flexible building structures

    Huddersfield New College

    ICS1060-Huddersfield-New-College-W-Yorkshire_110x80Icopal's Proflex flat roofing system proved to be the ideal solution for Huddersfield New College

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    Norman Harris House

    ICS1032-Norman-Harris-House-Southend-On-Sea_110x80Norman Harris House is a retirement home in Southend-on-Sea built around 1970 with a roof area of around 650m². It is situated on an elevated position approx. 100 meters from Southend’s golden mile...

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    "CHIPS" New Islington

    ICS1037-CHIPS-Manchester_110x80Situated on the site of the former Ancoats Hospital, architect Will Alsop’s first residential scheme in the UK, comprises 142 apartments and 12,000 ft² of commercial space on the ground floor. The first development for private sale in the regeneration area of New Islington, with its dramatic shape and cladding is shaping up to be one of Manchester’s most striking buildings...

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