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Elastaseal Warm Roof System Application

Elastaseal Warm Roof System Application

Tor Coatings – Project Profile
Unity Academy, Blackpool
Coating system used: Elastaseal™ Warm Roof System

Unity Academy, Blackpool is a vibrant coeducational school with academy status, located in the Warbreck area of Blackpool.

The school’s facilities have recently been transformed, resulting in an outstanding 21st Century learning environment for pupils and staff.

Unity Academy, Blackpool

The school was originally constructed in the 1970s and has undergone various upgrades, to increase the thermal efficiency of the buildings. However, the roof itself had been untouched and the original mineral felt memrane was now inadequate for the building.

The condition of the roof and significant number of roof mounted lights, which the new roofing system needed to incorporate

The Academy found the perfect long term solution to this issue in the form of Elastaseal Warm Roof System, from Tor Coatings. Firsty, the thermal insulation was affixed to the roof to reduce heat loss and increase the roof’s thermal efficiency.

The cold-liquid roof coating system could then be applied to all areas of the roof and used to seal abutments, such as numerous roof lights and other protrusions; providing an overall waterproof membrane that could not be achieved with any other method.

The thermal insulation is applied with specialist FIA adhesive to the prepared roof deck
The embedment layer is applied to the roof deck

The Elastaseal coating system is compatible with almost all other sound roofing materials so there was no need to strip out the existing roofing membrane. Importantly, the coating could be applied and completed while the building remained fully operational to the pupils and staff of Unity Academy.

Elastaseal works by providing the roof with a seamless barrier membrane, that is not only 100% waterproof but also allows the roof to breathe. The flagship Elastaseal system delivers 25 years’ waterproof protection and its performance is certified by the British Board of Agrément (BBA).

The Elastaseal top coat is being applied to the roof deck.
Aerial view of completed roof.

Click here to view the latest case-study video showing the build-up and application of Elastaseal warm roof system at the Unity Academy in Blackpool.

For more information please contact:
Tor Coatings Limited, Portobello Industrial Estate, Birtley, County Durham, DH3 2RE.
Tel: +44 (0)191 410 6611 Fax: +44 (0)191 492 0125