Wolfin’s Waterproofing Membrane Keeps New Chester Hotel Dry

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Wolfin’s Waterproofing Membrane Keeps New Chester Hotel Dry

WOLFIN’s (part of the Icopal group) homogenous fleece-backed single ply roof and waterproofing membrane, Tectofin RV, was specified for the conversion of an office block in central Chester. The now new hotel is part of the Roomzzz Aparthotel group.

Comprising 64 apartments that overlook the nearby racecourse, major works were needed to convert the old office block into Roomzzz Chester. Construction by The Broadley Group involved a new Metsec inverted pitched steel frame being added over the existing concrete flat roof deck to create an additional floor to the building. The Broadley Group had to ensure the membrane they incorporated had excellent stability and handling features. They worked closely with the roofing contractor, Karl Austerfield Roofing, to design and build the perfect solution.

The key benefit of choosing the Tectofin single ply system is that it quickly becomes weather tight. For this office block renovation, it allowed the internal work to continue without interruption, helping the contractor to meet its targets.

The acrylic rubber of Tectofin RV, coupled with its fleece-backed polymeric PVC add resilience against strains on the roof or building movement associated with light weight structures as seen in the Roomzzz Chester project. This improves the life expectancy of the membrane, but furthermore, its fleece-free selvedge lining enables homogenous hot air welding of the seams. Tectorfin RV can then be laid loosely under ballast or secured with specialist adhesives.

Karl Austerfield from roofing contractors, Karl Austerfield Roofing, commented on the installation process saying, “The Tectorfin RV has excellent temperature and weather resistance. This made the product easy to handle, but because it also stays flexible throughout the colder months, any maintenance needing to be carried out in later years will be equally stress-free.”

Roomzzz Chester is the latest generation of the Aparthotel group and opened at the beginning of April. Tectofin membranes are fully recyclable and meet the requirements of DIN V 20000-201. In addition, Tectofin RV complies with DIN V 20000-202 and meets the requirements of BBA.

For more information on WOLFIN products visit www.wolfin.com

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