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Ronald McDonald roof in good health

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SIKA-Trocal has supplied 600m2 of its single ply membranes as part of a waterproofing system that includes a living roof and a series of projecting window pods at the new Ronald McDonald House in Glasgow.

Designed by Keppie, the building on the South Glasgow Hospitals Campus provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for the families of young patients being treated in hospital.

The new building includes three white brick traditional forms with slate pitched roofs, with each connected to the other by glazed openings.

Working with main contractor CCG, McConnell Roofing was appointed to complete the single ply elements of a roofing contract that included an expansive green roof and outwardly projecting window pods.

For the main roof area, McConnell applied 500m2 of Sika-Trocal SGmA as part of a complete green roof system comprising vapour control layer, PIR insulation, Sika-Trocal SGmA waterproof covering, Sika-Trocal SBv protection and separation layer, drainage layer and vegetation.

McConnell also installed 100m2 of Type S single ply membrane over a series of window pods.

“We have been installing Sika-Trocal single ply membranes on successful projects for many, many years,” said Ken Wales, general manager at McConnell Roofing.

“With the tight site and a series of intricate detailing works presenting a number of challenges, Sika-Trocal’s single ply membranes once again proved the perfect solution at Ronald McDonald House.”

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