Rubix’s Cube roof puzzle solved with waterproof membrane

With a win in last year’s NFRC Roofing Awards, Sika Sarnafil Registered Contractor Contour Roofing has once again been recognised for its outstanding work, making the shortlist in the Single Ply category.

With the success of its previous award-winning project, Ewart Grove, a London residential new build, Contour was called on again by client Paul Simon Homes to offer a premium waterproofing solution for Cheltenham House. Another new build project in London, comprising of 11 luxury apartments, the entire roof and vertical works are shaped like a Rubik’s Cube.

Originally specified with metal cladding, the client wished to replicate this look for less cost, while achieving the same finish. Jonathan Woods, managing director at Contour, once more proved that Sarnafil’s single ply membranes can accommodate the most complex builds.

Contour worked closely with Sika Sarnafil to generate a bespoke specification with Sika Sarnafil’s self adhered membrane in lead grey, and décor profiles to emulate metal seams. Custom-made Sarnametal details were cut and fabricated to accommodate the various angle changes on the roof, including vent grills to the base of the cube.

Jonathan Woods explained: “Every single detail on this project has been carefully planned before application of the products.

“Sarnafil advised us to use the new Primer 610 and Self Adhered membrane and helped us to understand the product with demonstrations at its training academy and our offices. Change is always tough, certainly with experienced fitters, but we insisted that the Self Adhered membrane was paramount for the success of the roofing works at Cheltenham House. The product is quick and easy to use and leaves a beautiful finish to any application it’s used on.”

Commenting on the delivery of the project, Carly Tang of Paul Simon Homes said: “After the huge success of Ewart Grove, we reached out once more for the services and expertise of Contour and again they did not disappoint. We were able to offer a project well under budget and on time, thanks to the hard work of the team and the innovative Sika Sarnafil Self Adhered product.”