Asbestos Roof Works

  • Client: A Reputable Multi-National Pharmaceuticals Company
  • Site: Client Head Offices
  • Date: 2014
  • Location: Leeds

Case study story


We were commissioned by ‘A Reputable Multi-National Pharmaceuticals Company’ to carry out a full roof encapsulation at their Head Offices in Leeds.

Works carried out:

The project consisted of two phases which together amounted to a total surface area of 4020 sq/m. Due to the fragile nature of the asbestos roof, accompanied with the sensitive operations inside the warehouses, we had to employ a variety of access methods to ensure Health and Safety was kept to an optimum level. This included truck mounted access platforms, mobile scaffold towers and scaffold edge protection, also utilising our easy deck steel gantry roof systems – A range of light weight mobile platforms designed specifically for asbestos roof working.

Once all the required access systems were in place, our team began the careful task of cleaning the asbestos roof sheets. Following strict guidelines from the HSE, we removed the vegetation from the sheets using full asbestos PPE and low pressure jet washers to create a clean and smooth roof sheet for over coating.

All the existing roof fixings were then cleaned and Seamsil coated, followed by two coats of DELCOTE architectural coating over all asbestos roof sheets. To ensure there were no weak points in the roof, we also supplied and installed replacement skylights, creating a fully refurbished asbestos roof on both phases.

Originally we were flattered to have been approached for such a prestigious project. Our client required both an experienced coating applicator as well as a company expert in work at height. At the end we were proud to hand over the guarantee after the ten week duration, having completed a potentially hazardous and difficult project with no hiccups, time extensions or cost over-runs.

We feel we’re now Giromax’s go-to contractor for Asbestos roof encapsulation

Equipment deployed:

22M Truck Mounted Access Platform

Mobile Scaffold Towers

Scaffold Edge Protection

Easy Deck Steel Gantry Roof Systems

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