Specifier Review

Ambulance stations benefit from Ash & Lacy emergency treatment

Ash & Lacy Building Systems has proved invaluable to several ambulance stations in Yorkshire that have all undergone refurbishments or re-roofing projects.  Stations from the Yorkshire Ambulance service in Halifax, Longley and Rotherham all decided Ash & Lacy’s AshJack flat to pitched roofing system would be the perfect solution to eradicate the long term water ingress problems that were affecting all the sites.

Abbey Construction Consultants worked alongside Yorkshire Ambulance Service on the stations, all of which are flat-roofed and all comprising of a large garage and offices. The stations were typical of flat-roofed buildings with inherent water seepage problems including degradation of brickwork. Typically the garages are around 400square metres and the offices between 200square metres and 400square metres. All required an over-roof conversion system to address the problems.

Ash & Lacy’s AshJack was specified by Abbey CCL following their research into other comparable systems which proved Ash & Lacy to be superior and the best solution for all of the projects, despite their slightly differing requirements. AshJack provides a permanent weather-tight solution for a wide range of failed flat roofs. Furthermore, AshJack is highly cost effective and comes into its own when meeting the very tight budgets of refurbishment projects, whether for the public or private sector. In this case it allowed remedial work to be carried out rather than incurring the costs of a completely new roof.

The ambulance stations also benefited from the AWM 25 year warranty as part of the Ash & Lacy service which met the warranty specified by the client. The insurance backed warranty is independently audited and provides on-site inspections at key stages to ensure peace of mind. This warranty is invaluable for projects that are already experiencing budget cuts and reduces ongoing maintenance costs.

Graham Holden, Director of Abbey CCL comments: ‘AshJack provided the perfect solution for all of these projects and thanks to Ash & Lacy’s ongoing guarantee with the AWM warranty our client was more than reassured about the product’s sustainability. Furthermore, the AshJack system means minimal disruption to the occupants of the building; so much so that two of the stations remained fully operational throughout the works’.

Ray Harriman, Director of Ash & Lacy comments: ‘AshJack has been used extensively on refurbishment and re-roofing projects since we first introduced it to the UK in 1991. Since then we have constantly innovated the system to ensure it remains undefeated and the best solution for a wide range of failed flat roofs’.

Ash & Lacy Building Systems Ltd