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Leading supplier of single ply roof membranes, Sika-Trocal Helps Reduce ‘Carbon Pawprint’

Sika-Trocal, leading supplier of single ply roof membranes, has helped put roofs over the heads of hundreds of stray and abandoned dogs at the new multi-million pound Dogs Trust Rehoming Centres in Shrewsbury and Loughborough. Sika-Trocal’s single ply membranes have been used to create stunning green roofs and standing seam roofs at the award winning dog rescue centres.

Specialist roofing contractor Telclad was appointed to complete the roof installations, which included the use of Sika-Trocal’s Type SGmA and Type S single ply membranes on the barrel-vaulted green roof of the rehoming building and a 190m2 roof on intake kennels.

To create the green roof, whilst accommodating several sun pipe penetrations, the new rehoming building required a bespoke roofing system. Telclad developed and fitted a series of retention battens that would be strong enough to restrain the curved green roof from slippage whilst meeting Sika-Trocal’s stringent installation criteria.

For the low canopy roof of the 55m x 3.5m intake building, Telclad was required to provide a watertight roof with a standing seam effect, installing 190m2 of Type S single ply membrane in slate grey, finished with Sika-Trocal’s innovative 25mm SE Profiles.

Delivered by main contractor McPhillips and designed by architects Peter Napier & Co., the facilities were built as environmentally sustainable as possible to help reduce the Dogs Trust’s carbon ‘pawprint’. The scheme incorporated materials with low environmental impact including rainwater harvesting, solar panels and a green roof, helping the building become the first of its kind to achieve the highest BREEAM Outstanding rating in the world.

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