Roof Refurbishment – Eastbourne Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Located on the fringes of Eastbourne town centre, Eastbourne District General Hospital required refurbishment works to its flat roofs which were starting to fail. The challenge for the client, East Sussex Healthcare Trust, was to find a solution which could be fitted over sensitive areas of the hospital with minimal noise and disruption.

Product brief:

The solution also needed to be odourless, as important air intakes were adjacent to the roofs being refurbished. The Trust decided to overlay the existing roofs with a new liquid waterproofing membrane which offered a fast cure time, low odour application and minimal disruption.

To meet the requirements, the licensed contractor specified the Cold Melt® seamless waterproofing system from Proteus Waterproofing to extend the lifespan of the roof. Chosen for its extremely low odour installation, Cold Melt® was selected with a Cold Melt® UV top coat finish to ensure UV stability. The additional benefit of this system was the slip-resistant aggregate finish which improved the safety of all refurbished areas where foot traffic is experienced.

Key Requirements: Health and safety

Working on occupied buildings, particularly in cities, safety is always of utmost importance. Proteus Waterproofing liquid applied systems are cold installed and meet all the health and safety criteria to work on occupied buildings and minimise risk of fire. With the hospital building constantly operating, the low odour application allowed the licensed contractor to work safely and with minimal disruption to staff and patients.

Key Requirements: Speed of application

Designed for covered roof applications and intricate detailing, the Cold Melt® system is quick, simple and safe to apply allowing the licensed contractor to successfully deliver the project to a very high standard within a short time frame.

Key Requirement: Long term performance

Cold Melt® waterproofing system is BBA certified for the life of the building, which it is incorporated and offers a range of roofing system solutions including inverted roofs, green roofs and podium decks.

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