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Raising the roof

A Cambridge-based roofing company has secured orders worth more than £1m for new-build projects in the education sector

Posted by Dave Higgitt | May 17, 2015 | Bricks & mortar

TR Freeman has recently announced that it has secured orders for its roofing solutions from a number of primary schools in East Anglia.

In north Colchester, for example, the company has worked with main contractor Skanska UK on Braiswick Primary School in New Braiswick Park. The new 420-place school will include 14 classrooms, a library, group rooms, a multi-purpose hall, kitchen and staff accommodation, together with a 56-place early-years centre to be run by the Learning Pathways Trust. Two buildings are to be fitted with a Kalzip stucco-embossed, natural aluminium-finish roof system, with PPC aluminium fascias, gutters and rainwater pipes. A Kalzip stucco-embossed aluminium roofing system, fascias and gutters plus composite aluminium panels to the upper roof area have also been specified for a new two-storey sixth-form block at Westcliff High School for Boys in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex.

The University of Cambridge Primary School is a brand-new school combining primary education with a purpose-built research facility and the provision of professional learning for teachers, together with a 78-place nursery. The design of the school is circular, with an internal courtyard at its centre. Here TR Freeman will supply a Kalzip PVdF-coated aluminium profile roofing system with associated fascias, support system, gutters and rainwater goods. The adjacent concrete flat roof area will be covered in Alumasc built-up felt system.

At Kettering in Northamptonshire, the new £5m Kettering East Primary School is a two-form-entry school providing 420 places as part of the Kettering East housing development. Here, TR Freeman will supply Sika Trocal polymeric waterproof membrane, foil-faced EcoTherm PIR insulation, PPC capping, rainwater goods, access hatch, internal ladder and roof lights.

Gary Webb, MD for T R Freeman, said: “We’ve seen our track record in the education sector grow over the last few years so we’re delighted with these latest wins. We’re also seeing an increase in the use of modern systems as a cost effective response to the requirements for timely installation, long-term durability and ease of future maintenance.”

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