Sithney Community Primary School, Cornwall

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Located in the heart of rural Cornwall, Sithney Community Primary School required significant roof replacement works to its main pitch roof areas to ensure students and pupils could continue daily operations without the continued threat of water ingress.

Located in a picturesque countryside location, it was imperative that the materials used in the project enhanced and integrated with its surrounding environment, which included re-using all existing, salvageable roof slates onsite. Works also needed to commence and be completed during the school’s summer holidays to minimise disruption.

As the project’s main contractor, TEC began by carefully removing the insitu natural slate covering and battens from various pitched roof elevations. With 50% of the roof set to be recovered with existing salvageable slates, it was imperative that the covering was removed with the upmost care.

Following the project specification, the TEC team built up a new waterproof roof covering, with the installation of new battens, natural Grade A Spanish slates – to replace those which were unsalvageable – new matching ridge tiles, along with completing all associated leadwork.

In addition, TEC also designed, supplied and fitted new lightning protection systems to the new roof areas, carried out rafter repairs, as well as all associated external decoration works.

Completed on programme, the school now benefits from a watertight roof covering, which not only withstands Cornwall’s changing weather conditions, but also seamlessly restores and enhances the school’s charming historic character.