Wakefield roofing company DPR, has successfully completed a five day project at Pinderfields hospital Wakefield, working on behalf of Balfour Beatty.

The hospital had contacted main contractor Balfour Beatty worried that water was collecting on the flat roof above the hospital sub-station, sited within the accident and emergency area,  that supplies the hospital with its electrical power. Their obvious concern was that if water were to penetrate the roof, not only would it be a major hazard, but the hospitals power supply could be cut off. This obviously could cause a serious risk to the hospitals patients and staff whom are dependent on it.

DPR surveyors were called in urgently to assess the problem, diagnose the fault and suggest remedial action. DPR operatives re-visited the site to complete the project.

A new decked roof structure first had to be built to create more fall (slope) to the existing roof, so that water would run off more effectively. Once fall was created, engineers installed 30 x 50mm Prodek insulated plywood sheets to create sufficient insulation so that condensation does not build up on the ceiling of the sub-station roof and then drip back onto the machinery.

After all decking and insulation was fitted, base layers of Viapol torch was applied to the roof membranes along with a final quality mineral layer of Viapol top layer.

As part of the project, DPR operatives complied with both the hospitals and Balfour Beatty’s strict codes of health and safety.  At various stages of the project, fall arrest harnesses had to be worn to ensure engineers avoided the risk of falling from height. High visibility clothing was also worn at all times.

Commenting on the project, Darren Rickett, MD for the DPR Group added, “It was a pleasure to work on a local Wakefield project of such high importance, and be trusted by a major contractor like Balfour Beatty. The project was a complete success, with both hospital staff and the Balfour Beatty site management team completely satisfied with the quality of our work”