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Hexagon Tower Case Study

Bauder Building Board
Project Name: Hexagon Tower
Location: Manchester
Roof size: 6,000m²
Waterproofing system: Bauderflex
Client: IF Building Consultancy
Roofing contractor: BBR Roofing

The project
Hexagon Tower is a specialist science and technology facility located in North Manchester. The roofs of the laboratories were experiencing water ingress due to poor original detailing and aged interfaces. While looking to replace the failing roof, the client also wanted to upgrade the insulation to increase the U-value and improve the appearance of the rooftop using a trusted system. Bauder was selected as the supplier due to its comprehensive service offering, which includes detailed report, bespoke specification, project advice and ongoing inspections to ensure a full system guarantee can be issued.

The challenge
The building was occupied by employees during the works with multiple trades onsite. Bauder provided a system and installation methodology, to keep disruption to a minimum for both the employees within the building and the residents of the surrounding areas. The sensitive nature of the work being carried out within the building meant that mechanical and electrical equipment could not be switched off for more than a few hours at a time.

The solution
Elements of the existing roof surface were removed, details modified and then a Bauderflex system incorporating vapour control layer, 120mm PIR FA-TE insulation and two-layer bitumen waterproofing, with a brown finish was installed. BBR Roofing installed the system, finishing the roof area with expertly installed complex detailing around columns, windows and the area protected with a new free-standing guard rail.

“Thank you for making this project as seamless as possible. Your continued support has reaffirmed my position that you are the ‘go to guys’ for flat roofing. A job well done,” says Tom Frankel, Director, IF Building Consultancy.

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