MOY’s #fullsystemproviders approved contractors, S1 roofing carried out the installation of the Old Granada Studios MOY Paromelt Hot Melt Liquids & MOY Enkopur Cold Applied Liquids System. #thinkroofingthinkMOY
PROJECT REFERENCE: Old Granada Studios Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Warm Roof
PRODUCTS/ SYSTEMS: MOY Paromelt Hot Melt Liquids & MOY Enkopur Cold Applied Liquids
PROJECT OVERVIEW: MOY Paromelt Hot Melt Liquids & MOY Enkopur Cold Applied Liquids in Central Manchester with a beautiful terrace overlooking the city.
COMPLETION DATE: 26th November 2021
Old Granada Studios
Part of the prestigious St. Johns development in Central Manchester, was formerly the location of Granada TV Studios. This site overlooks the cobbles of the former Coronation Street set. The facade of the legendary Rovers Return can still be seen by the turnstile at the entrance to the site. The Old Granada Studios project has been delivered by B&K with the roofing installation carried out by approved contractors S1 Roofing. The project features a full MOY Specification comprising MOY Paromelt Hot Melt Liquids on the main roof at level ten and the level eleven stair core. On the level 9 there is a balcony along with a RBM warm roof on the level 12 lift over run.
There were a number of challenges for the installation with project design changes mid project which meant the main roof on level ten would change purpose and be used as a terraced area for the building occupants. This resulted in the installation of a glass balustrade around the perimeter fixed through the deck after the original install of the MOY Paromelt system had been completed. The newly installed balustrade supports posed a challenge to the installation as a pitch pocket detail. This is usually used to weather such details but was impractical due to the thickness of the installation and the new requirement to install a pedestal supported, paved terrace.
It was decided that the detailing work would be carried out using MOY Enkopur Cold Applied Liquid Waterproofing. This would enable the insulation to remain at a suitable thickness to both support the paving slabs of the terrace above and achieve the specified U-Value.
On the level 9 balcony the originally specified Old Granda Studios RBM Warm Roof System was swapped out for a MOY Enkopur Cold Applied Liquid warm roof system. This happened at the request of the main contractor to facilitate the installation of the curtain wall and expatiate the weather tightness of the building.
The MOY Enkopur Liquid was installed to the thresholds and below in the first instance, along with to the perimeter kerbs on the outside edge. This allowed the other trades to complete their works in the area with the risk of damage to the waterproofing. The remainder of the waterproofing works were carried out at a later date, linking up with the previously installed sections to provide a fully weathered solution. This area was also completed with a pedestal supported paved walkway