Case Study - Infra-red and Fibre glass Roofing
77-81 Harcourt Terrace London, SW10 9JP
Here we picked up after the block had instructed an external surveyor and only 2 years after major works were having severe problems with their roof. Somebody in the past had agreed/been persuaded to change the specification from a typical built up felt roof suitable for a Recency conversion to a fibreglass roof. The benefits of fibreglass roofs are their long lifespan of approximately 20 years, easy repair when damaged, extended or refurbished, and high security, making it hard for intruders to enter. However, fibreglass is quite expensive and manufacturers produce it to only certain standards, meaning it cannot be customized to specific dimensions.
We picked up the diagnosis, testing and eventually infra-red survey to find the fault. The process of the investigation would have involved infrared cameras which pick up distant temperatures using radiometric thermal imaging. This way we could detect any issues with moisture, heat in electrical systems, clogs, leaks, etc. Interim repairs to the fiberglass roof have been carried out whilst the block awaits the painful collection of more money having had the wrong type of roof installed.