Re-Roofing Works to Multiple Social Housing Properties, Glasgow

Further to reports of failing waterproofing coverings and a desire to improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock, Graham + Sibbald’s Glasgow Building Surveying Department were appointed by a leading social housing provider to review the current condition of over 30nr of their properties. We were instructed to provide recommendations and proposals for remedying the water ingress, ensuring the longevity of their assets whilst also utilising any opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of the housing stock.


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A full condition survey was undertaken to the roofs, this included the coring of the existing roof build-up to establish the materials used and the condition of the roof below the top layer of the waterproofing system.

Following a detailed review of the findings, initial proposals were provided to the client. These included varying options for the new roof coverings, all with differing benefits. Following consultation with the client it was agreed that the roof would be stripped back to the deck and a new built-up felt system installed. The new system would incorporate an increased thickness of insulation and would be provided with a full system guarantee of 20-years.


The properties were all occupied throughout the duration of the project and due to the condition of the existing roof, a strip of the existing waterproofing coverings was required. Therefore, we had to ensure that the properties remained watertight throughout the whole process (during a Scottish winter!) whilst also minimising the level of disruption to the residents.


G+S were responsible for full design and specification of the new roof coverings and performed the role of Contract Administrator for the project. Undertaking a competitive tendering exercise to ensure value for money for the client, then subsequently managing the cost and quality control of the works from commencement to completion.

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