Client: Lawrence Baker Ltd
Services: Roof Tiling, Flat Roofing
Sector: Commercial and Industrial
The new Ringmer Residential Care Home sits on the site of the former Harvard House Care Home in the village. Galleon Care Homes acquired the site, demolished the old building and set about developing a new state-of-the-art residential home.
The 60-bed complex offers superb residential and respite services for older people or those in need of dedicated care. It also accommodates those with complex nursing needs and neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-type illnesses.
Lawrence Baker Ltd – which has an ethos of ‘care built with care’ – acted as the main contractor, as it is a specialist in the nursing home and associated care sector.
The project consisted of 1,600m2 of pitched roof tiling, 800m2 of flat roof tiling and 150m2 of vertical tiling.
A team of roofers was onsite for three months following carpenters around the development and insulating and tiling each section of roofing as it became available. Renolit Alkor fleece-backed 1.5mm membrane was specified – as was Marley Smooth Brown Ashmore interlocking plain concrete tiling, which was nailed and clipped.
The development featured a sunken flat roof to discreetly hide plant equipment, such as air-conditioning systems, and to ensure the roofing profile did not detract from the village skyline.
This was a project where Bracknell Roofing went above and beyond on a number of fronts to support the main contractor and to ensure that the project was delivered on time and on budget.
Due to the main contractor being new to the area, it struggled to find an insulation installer, so the team from Bracknell stepped in and carried out both internal and external installations.
The team of roofers even picked up the crane driver en route so that he could get to site each day.
“Bracknell Roofing was the preferred choice of roofing contractor for the Ringmer Residential Care Home development, as they have previously worked on projects for Lawrence Baker Ltd and we have been impressed with the company’s ability to refine their service to meet our needs.
The workmanship is already second to none, but Bracknell Roofing has gone above and beyond by seeking feedback and taking on board suggestions that ensure the smooth running of projects, and we have already appointed them for another contract.”
Derek Paramanis, Contracts Manager, Lawrence Baker Ltd