SIKA WATERPROOF ROOF SYSTEM OFFERS FULL PROTECTION AND ‘RIGHT LOOK’ FOR STYLISH CITY HOTEL
For the building of an artistic and contemporary aparthotel in the heart of Edinburgh’s thriving cultural district, architects required a roof which offered the optimum waterproof protection as well as the aesthetic properties to compliment an existing Listed façade. Sika-Trocal’s full turnkey solution, incorporating the high-quality Type S system membrane and Innofix insulation, proved more than suitable for the challenge.
The Aparthotel Adagio Royal Mile is an imaginative and inspiring addition to Edinburgh’s city centre. The six-storey building comprises 146 apartments, a breakfast room and guest facilities such as a business corner, laundry room and lounge spaces.
Allan Murray Architects, in conjunction with main contractors, McAleer and Rushe, specified Sika-Trocal Type S to provide the roof with the ultimate waterproof protection. Suitable for mechanically fastened roofs in both new build and refurbishment applications, Sika-Trocal Type S is generally regarded as the most rapid and economic system to install.
A total of 1,400m2 of membrane was applied to the aparthotel’s roof which featured a standing seam. The unreinforced nature of Type S membrane offers exceptional malleability and allows high quality detailing works to be completed to an exceptional standard.
Sika-Trocal’s foil-faced INNOfix 140mm insulation, provided by partner supplier Building Innovation, was also installed. INNOfix and tissue-faced INNObond are high performance rigid thermoset polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulants manufactured with a blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP). They are available in a wide range of thicknesses.
Through the specification of both Sika-Trocal insulation and membrane products for this project, sub-contractor Single Ply Services received the benefits of ‘one stop shop’ purchasing from Sika – including fewer site deliveries, no time lost awaiting product deliveries and the reassurance that materials would be with them as planned.
Rob Burgoyne, Contracts Director at Single Ply Services, said: “The Sika Type S system offers exceptional malleability, which was ideal as the project included a fair amount of parapet details. Its look was also vital, as it needed to interface with an Edinburgh stone-style surface, as well as zinc, and glazed curtain-walling.
“Sika Type S offers superb flexibility and waterproof protection. It’s also incredibly easy to work with. It enabled us to complete a potentially challenging project in rapid time.”
Offering exceptional waterproofing, durability and a simple installation process, the cold-applied Type S is approved by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) to have a life expectancy of up to 35 years.
In addition to the Type S installation, Sika’s SGmA single-ply membrane was applied to several balconies at the aparthotel. The system was overlaid with ballast to enable its use as a trafficked or leisure area whilst providing excellent sound insulation and resistance to ageing.
Completed over an eight-month period, the innovative and high quality application of Type S and SGmA single ply membranes from Sika-Trocal ensured the ‘cool’, contemporary Adagio Aparthotel opened in time for the festive season. Thanks to Sika-Trocal’s exemplary roof system, whatever the weather brings in the new year, guests will be safe in the knowledge their stylish aparthotel is fully-protected against the worst of the elements.