Our experienced in-house team can design, specify, quote and manage a range of projects from public sector, commercial and private buildings, cutting-edge architectural structures, cladding, tanking, lakes and ponds, to waterproofing for extreme environment situations.
This Sarnafil project was a challenging roof refurbishment with tight deadlines. With only a 4 week window, we provided a turnkey solution that involved re-covering the existing roof build-up and refurbishing the existing guttering system to extend its life to match the new roof membrane.
Simon Bunting, AAC Operations Director remembers “The challenge here was to turn the project around quickly on a tight budget, which involved a great deal of value engineering. Obviously as BMW/Mini is a prestige franchise, we were also working within the constraints of specific brand specification. In the end the team brought the project in with a week to spare.”
The £11.49m project will merge Ysgol Nant y Coed and Ysgol Maelgwn, and will house 432 full time pupils and 60 part time pupils when it is fully completed and opened in 2017.
With an attractive and eco-friendly design and build, we were very glad that our services were recommended by the specified supplier of the chosen roofing membrane, Sarnafil. As the only qualified Sarnafil installers in North Wales, we were excellently placed to work with the main contractors on securing a durable and environmentally friendly roofing system for the super school. This includes the installation of an attractive green roof on part of the school.
The work is currently ongoing (as at spring 2017), but we're nearing completion, as is the rest of the project which will give local school children excellent facilities and the perfect environment for learning.
The London-based architects behind the project chose AAC to supply the waterproofing system to the skylights of the brand new art gallery and exhibition space. AAC’s Prelasti EPDM was chosen for its 20-year guarantee and 50-year lifespan, light weight, durability, and its BREEAM A+ environmental rating.
On the very edge of the ocean, overlooking Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives was built on the site of a former gasworks in the heart of the town’s traditional fishing community. With stunning coastline views, it is very much a home from home for our Anglesey team who are currently working on site.
The vision behind the new Tate St Ives project was to transform existing spaces and create new areas for displaying more artwork, allowing visitors to engage more deeply with art, and also to create a new gallery to accommodate larger scale artworks and installations and give visitors a more relaxing and social visit.
AAC Waterproofing was chosen to work with Studio West Architects to create the striking black rubber finish to the building. Using Prelasti EPDM, our team fitted the bespoke membrane to the roof and walls to create a stunning finish.
Prelasti has a proven 50-year life expectancy and is known to withstand the temperature extremes of such a location. It is also resistant to ozone & U.V. radiation, making it the ideal choice.
We are very proud of our team for bringing such a challenging project over the line within tight time pressures and difficult logistics.
You can see a full gallery and booking details for the holiday rental property at Fallenangelcornwall.com.
That is exactly what architect Simon Conder did with the conversion of Gelon Hanna House - a 1930s fisherman hut in Dungeness, Kent.
The plywood framed building was stripped back and used for all internal finishes including walls, floors, ceilings, doors and joinery. The external walls and roof were cladded in black rubber - the first insulation of its kind in the UK and, as Conder himself puts it "a technically more sophisticated version of the layers of felt and tar that are found on many of the existing buildings".
He added: "Internally priority has been given to maximising the living areas and the house only has one small bedroom. Visitors are accommodated in a 1954 Airstream caravan which is parked next to the house, the silver of the aluminium caravan providing a striking visual contrast to the black rubber."
We were delighted to be part of this innovative project and to be able to offer our unique product, vast experience and specialist skills to create what is a very striking property. Gelon Hanna House still stands proud on the Dungeness headland, and has been withstanding challenging weather conditions for 15 years.
Image credit: www.simonconder.co.uk
The Welsh Government offices in Llandudno Junction were developed on the site of a former Hotpoint factory to provide office space for 650 staff. The design and build process had extremely ambitious sustainability targets, including the achievement of a BREEAM 'excellent' rating.
The £22 million pound project employed a number of environmentally-friendly technologies and materials, including our very own single ply Prelasti EPDM membranes known for their durability and sustainable features. 3,500m2 of flat roofing was supplied for this prestigious building in North Wales, which is the highest BREEAM graded of all the Welsh Government estate.
The Waste House was built using nearly 20,000 toothbrushes, old video and music tapes, denim jeans and floppy discs among other items and materials destined for landfill.
AAC Waterproofing re-used the rubber roofing membrane it originally supplied for Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme, ‘The House That Kevin Built’, in which one of the UK’s first A+ energy-rated houses was built in just six days.
Just like the original Grand Designs house build in London, this was a great project to be part of. It was amazing to see how so many different waste materials could be put to great use.
The same architects from the Grand Designs programme worked on the Waste House, so they knew our product was green and durable enough to be reused. All we had to do was reinstall our material at the new site.
AAC Waterproofing was not the only North Wales company involved in the Waste House project. Holywell-based Kingspan also donated damaged panels that have insulated the home, together with the toothbrushes, VHS and old music tapes. Despite the Waste House’s negative carbon footprint and 85% use of recycled materials, it is one of the few homes in the UK to gain an A-rated Energy Performance Certificate.
Similar in size to a detached house, the Waste House now functions as Brighton University’s sustainability learning centre and has been used as one of the venues for the Brighton Festival.
Despite the Waste House’s negative carbon footprint and 85% use of recycled materials, it is one of the few homes in the UK to gain an A-rated Energy Performance Certificate.
Students, apprentices, local builders and school children have all been involved with the project, with the ambition to train young people around emerging green industries.
Similar in size to a detached house, the Waste House will now function as Brighton University’s sustainability learning centre and will be one of the venues for the forthcoming Brighton Festival.
A £5.4m BREEAM Excellent-rated primary school in mid-Wales was designed using materials and contours to mimic its mountainous surroundings. Ysgol Bro Dysynni near Tywyn features Welsh slate, sedum planting and a mix of angular and rounded contours across its 1,200m2 roof to reflect the landscape of Snowdonia’s southern mountains.
Prelasti EPDM waterproof membrane was supplied and fitted by AAC Waterproofing, as well as the green roof with leaky pipe irrigation system.
With a BREEAM Excellent design score of 74%, it features rainwater harvesting, biomass boiler and photovoltaic power. AAC’s Prelasti EPDM was chosen for its 20-year guarantee and 50-year lifespan, light weight, durability, and its BREEAM A+ environmental rating.
Prefabricated in a controlled environment at the company’s Anglesey factory, AAC created 15 sections using vulcanisation, a technology that bonds together 1.2mm-thick Prelasti membrane sheets at a molecular level.
The tapered sections were packed as rolls for easy transport to site, laid on top of a vapour control sheet and Kingspan insulation board, and cut to fit. A Centrix mechanical fixing system using heat induction was used to fix to the substrate, ensuring no punctures and enabling removal of the membrane sheets intact should the need arise.
As well as working around rooflights, roofline structures and solar panels, AAC was required to fit the membrane to 25-degree pitches as well as angular and curved flat roof areas. A thin wildflower mix sedum from Welsh borders supplier Sky Garden was used in addition to retention strips for pitched roof coverings and leaky pipe irrigation. The works include a 12-month green roof maintenance contract.
In all it took two weeks to prefabricate the complicated roof shape and four weeks for a complete fit, including the green roof elements.
Ysgol Bro Dysynni was designed by B3 Architects and constructed by North Wales-based Wynne Construction. It opened in September 2013.