Sutton Academy

Project name: Sutton Academy
Surveyors: Lancaster Maloney
Sub contractor: Helix Roofing
Solution: BMI AeroDek

Logos: BMI Redland

When the roof at Sutton Academy started to fail a quick to install, durable roofing solution supported by an extensive insurance-backed guarantee was required.

Complexities

Sutton Academy required a pitched roof system that could meet a number of challenges. The tile needed to be suitable for a pitch as low as 14°, and that could match the existing concrete tiles. The project demanded a roof solution that could also accommodate the complexities of many hips, valleys and vertical elements featured on this project.

The chosen solution was the BMI AeroDek Robust Plus tile, suitable for pitches as low as 12° as well as being highly secure, durable and weather-resistant with a 40-year guarantee.

Fast installation

BMI AeroDek tiles are fast to install as they are produced in tile strips, so they require fewer fixings. A typical 65m² roof will require only 139 AeroDek tiles compared to 631 concrete interlocking tiles.

There were a lot of positives in specifying BMI AeroDek tiles, particularly speed. These tiles look like the existing roof so there was no need for any planning permission and they’re designed for low pitches - Stuart Jenness, of surveyors Lancaster Maloney.

Highly durable

The strength of the AeroDek tiles was also a consideration, as the school is composed of one and two storey buildings, AeroDek metal tiles are more resistant to damage, such as the odd football going on the roof.

Technical support

This project was supported with the expertise of the BMI Technical team. They inspected the project regularly and helped everyone involved to complete the project with as little impact upon the occupants as possible.

This is the first time we’ve used this product and it’s been a complete success. It’s very quick and easy to install and, because it’s pliable, it works well on details which can be formed as you go - David O’Down, Director for Helix Roofing

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Sutton Academy

There were a lot of positives in specifying BMI AeroDek tiles, particularly speed. These tiles look like the existing roof so there was no need for any planning permission and they’re designed for low pitches - Stuart Jenness, of surveyors Lancaster Maloney.