Social Housing, South East
- Project Sidlaw House, London
- Sector Social Housing
- Location South East
- Tile Product Concrete Medium Format
- RTA Member Sandtoft
ChallengeWienerberger was involved in a project to re-roof Sidlaw House in Stamford Hill, the first of ten social housing re-roof projects to be completed before 2017 in the North London area. Now completed, the modernised roof, which is an impressive 90 metres in length, covers over 1,200 meters squared.
As part of the regeneration, Baily Garner LLP specified high quality and visually appealing concrete roof tiles from Sandtoft, which were in turn installed by contractors Breyer Group.
SolutionThe key objective of the project was to modernise the upper reaches of the property including the creation of a roof that increased the property’s heat retention without detracting from its original design. The work involved included substantial reconstruction of the roof including the removal of the original insulation and modernisation of the electrical works.
Furthermore, due to the project being undertaken by a Housing Association, cost management was a core consideration for the architect and builders Breyer without compromising on design. The result of this was the specification of Sandtoft’s Terracotta Concrete Double Roman roof tiles.
ResultBuilding Surveyor Rob Szoboszlay, from Baily Garner LLP commented, “The Sidlaw House project presented us with some serious challenges – the first of which was to ensure that the roof tiles corresponded with the local area whilst still being able to redevelop around it. To resolve this, we chose concrete roman tiles which were durable, visually pleasing and cost effective.”
The Sidlaw House project clearly demonstrates that when a considerable roof redevelopment presents a plethora of issues, both time and money can be saved due to expert advice and added value, working alongside organisations, such as Sandtoft and Wienerberger, that have the expertise to approve work as it progresses and advise on building methods.