Air conditioning facility gets “cool” new roof

Mitie Tilley Roofing, using Icopal’s Thermosolo system, has successfully reroofed Mitsubishi’s main manufacturing facility of Air Conditioning in Livingston, Scotland.

Just over 9,000m2 of the high performance roofing membranes were installed across the factory’s main roof area during a seven-week contract carried out by the Mitie Tilley.

Gavin Gowland of Mitie Tilley commented: “We began the reroofing using a 15mm layer of recovery board, followed by two layers of the Icopal felt for all the upstand and other details. Then a single layer across the rest of the roof.”

ThermoSolo is an advanced SBS modified composite membrane that combines the strength and flexibility of polyester fibres with additional reinforcement to give the guaranteed dimensional stability, which is critical in single layer applications. The upper surface is coated with mineral granules with a mineral-free selvedge of 80mm at the side lap. The end of the roll has an Icopal ‘‘safety’’ mineral-free overlap to enhance adhesion.

The underside surface has specially formulated low melt bitumen vapour dispersion stripes with a Red SYTAN coating between to prevent adhesion during application. The underside is finished with a thermo-fusible film to prevent sticking in the roll.