The Halecroft Sports Pavilion “flat to pitch” project was installed by Young & Co of Ashton under Lyne to fix a constantly leaking flat roof and to prevent vandals from climbing onto the flat roof to cause further damage.
Due to the isolated location of the building it was important to have a robust pitched roof with perimeter overhangs to keep the roof and building secure.
A strong metal strip “tile effect” roof covering was selected due to its resistance to vandalism and attractive appearance. The covering was to be installed onto tile battens fixed over the ROframe roof structure at 1200 mm spacings. The new roof needed to have a good slope and to include a perimeter overhang.
The restricted site access prevented having safe site storage, so both the ROframe components and the new roof coverings were brought to site each day from the contractor’s own premises.
After establishing the existing roof joist locations, the ROframe base members were fixed along the proposed hip lines and at 1200 centres perpendicular to the existing joists in order to evenly distribute the new roof loads. Each piece being cut to length with the hand operated site cropping machine.
Once the base members had been securely fixed in place the tilt frames were constructed along with the perimeter overhang frames. The site cropping machine ensuring accurate cutting of all components to the correct length. Bracing was installed as the work progressed.
After completing the ROframe roof structure the 50 x 50 timber tile battens were installed over a breathable membrane and the new metal roof tiles installed along with the new insulation which was laid over the existing flat roof deck.