The Acton Gardens is a redevelopment project of a large housing estate in Acton with the end result to replace 1,800 old council owned properties, whilst building new homes too. The aim of the project is to create affordable and high-quality homes to rent for the middle market which includes new parks, communal gardens, play areas and allotments. This redevelopment programme is to be carried out in multiple phases which begun in 2011 and estimated to be complete by 2028.
Allard Construction Ltd completed the roofing works inclusive of waterproofing, brown roofs and roof finishes to 9 different blocks. The project consisted of 3 sites – the South, East and West with boarders running between sites.
To all roof areas including the balconies and terraces an IKO primer was applied, followed by a Peel Test to confirm deck suitability and adhesion. An IKO Perma Tec Hot Melt system was installed with the IKO Permaguard felt laid over the top inclusive of upstands, SVP pipes, access hatches and lift overruns. On the roofs, AIM boards were installed with an aluminium cover flashing installed to finish. XPS Insulation was installed to achieve 0.13 ‘U’ value to all roofs, terraces and balconies. The IKO water flow fleece was then fitted in preparation for the installation of the Brown Roof. Concrete paving slabs were used to create maintenance walkways.
To the East block roofs, South block roofs, balconies and terraces an IKO Permascreed system was installed to create falls in the existing concrete deck prior to the installation of Hot Melt Waterproofing.
On the West block, Green Roofs were installed to all roof areas. The balconies had an aluminium powder coated fascia installed around the perimeter and parapet copings to provide a fully waterproof and maintenance free finish.
The project consisted of three different sites which posed challenges in regards to the logistics of the build. Detailed planning had to be carried out in order to accommodate for the traffic and general public. All materials and equipment for this project were crane dependent, resulting in lots of co-ordination with the other trades and the client’s management team.
Due to limited space on the sites precise delivery schedules were drawn up resulting in efficient delivery of the materials to the sites.