Marlborough College’s £1.2 m North Block refurbishment project was a challenging operation that involved the reroofing of an entire Grade II listed block that houses the English department. Due to its strong, reinforced structure Icopal’s Monarflex® Kederflex HFFR temporary roof and façade covering system was installed – acting as a climate shield that offered both effective cover from precipitous conditions such as rain and snow, as well as keeping out the sun’s harmful UV rays.
The roofing of North Block at Marlborough College took three months to complete, so there was a significant period during which the building would have been open to the elements if it hadn’t been for the protection capabilities of Kederflex containment sheeting.
Its Wiltshire location means Marlborough College is susceptible to gale force conditions during certain months, and Kederflex offered respite from this. With a unique eyelet fastening system specific to Monarflex® products it is possible to secure Kederflex sheeting to the centre of a working area and therefore lower the likelihood of disturbance from higher wind speeds.
Kederflex’s offering extends beyond basic protection - once installed the ideal working conditions are present with the material allowing in plenty of natural light, despite the special white flame-retardant tinting. Furthermore, Kederflex has a more pleasing aesthetic finish than traditional style tin sheeting and thus appears in keeping with its surroundings. This is an important consideration for a site such as Marlborough College due to the striking period features located throughout the campus and its beautiful countryside setting.
Allan Broom, Managing Director at K Scaffolding, said: “Icopal’s Monarflex® Kederflex sheeting is a fantastic all-round product that is not only easy to install due to its light weight and flexibility, but is also comfortable to work within. In addition to its excellent ability to transmit natural light, noise generated by the wind is kept to a low level making it conducive to the demands of the construction process.
“Icopal provided an exceptional after care service which was essential to the overall smooth running of the college’s roofing phase”.