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Stanton Vale Special School – Roof Refurbishment & Solar Installation


Stanton Vale Special Schools roof had reached the end of its life, with multiple areas of water ingress throughout the school putting areas out of use due to condition and safety concerns. Eddisons were instructed to complete a defect analysis report of the roof, including carrying out a moisture map, to assess its condition and assist in specifying the remedial works required. We were then appointed to specify and tender the works via a single stage selective tender process, before acting and contract administrator and principal designer to see the project through to completion.


Eddisons liaised with the key stakeholders at the school to understand the needs and requirements of the pupils in relation to the works, including those pupils who were more sensitive to noise and light. Works were then planned to take these needs into consideration, with works phased so work above those sensitive areas were zoned off and completed during holiday periods when pupils were absent.


The works provided the academy with new built up felt roof covering and  triple skin polycarbonate roof lights, complete with increased thermal insulation leading to an improvement in thermal performance of the building. In addition, by providing a watertight envelope the school have piece of mind for the foreseeable future, complete with a 25 year guarantee.

To further benefit the academy and assist in reducing their carbon footprint a solar array was also installed, utilising the existing scaffold and site welfare which enabled the works to benefit from a real terms cost saving should the install have been completed separately.

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