Client: Bellway Homes
Location: South Bank
Services: Flat Roofing
Nine Elms is a luxurious development of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments on London’s South Bank that has been developed by Bellway Homes. In close proximity to Battersea Power Station, Nine Elms forms part of the major transformation of a once industrial area into a thriving residential and business district.
The development features two 19-storey buildings, which will create more than 500 much-needed new homes. Work has already been completed on Phase One and is well underway on Phase Two of the development, which will also contain commercial space, with the aim of bringing new retail and lifestyle opportunities to the area.
Phase One of this flat roofing scheme saw the experienced Bracknell Roofing team install the hot melt Wilotekt-Plus structural waterproofing by Axter, which included a Wilotekt protection membrane, single-layer coating. Hytherm CO XPS extruded polystyrene insulation boards and Axter’s water-reducing membrane were also installed.
Use of the Axter system on this phase – which totalled more than 4,500 sq. m – was to support the use of both green and brown roofing to enable vegetation to become established and create a rooftop
The project also included work on terraces, balconies and podiums and the installation of solar panels.
Bracknell Roofing’s accreditation on Axter’s approved installer membership scheme was a key factor in securing such a prestigious project. The team, who worked on the entire Phase One project, which took 11 months to complete, were highly experienced and have also successfully completed Axter’s Wilotekt-Plus holt met system training course.
The company used all of its 40 years’ experience and knowledge as the UK’s second largest roof, slate and tiling contractor and demonstrated its “big enough to trust, small enough to care” commitment by adding value by helping with the design and installation of the ManSafe and abseil systems.
“Bracknell Roofing was selected as the roofing contractor for this project because of the level of expertise and technical ability required to deliver to a very high standard. The quality of their workmanship has been excellent, especially as there has been lots of complicated detail on this project. The roofing team worked well with other contractors on site to ensure they met every deadline on every phase of the project.”
Jonas Rhodes, Bellway.