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Residential property developer Endeavour, has chosen Firestone’s RubberGard™ EPDM roofing membrane for its innovative Queen’s Terrace Development in Salford. RubberGard™ is Right for Endeavour Regeneration Scheme
Endeavour purchased the row of eight spacious Victorian terrace houses in the Higher Broughton area of the city from Salford City Council after they had been lying vacant and in a poor state of repair for many years. One of the developer’s specialisms is restoring disused properties and breathing new life into them for a mix of end uses.
This scheme will transform the derelict houses at Queens Terrace into 28 one- and two-bedroomed apartments.
Following discussions with the council, the scheme will involve retention of the original façades to the front of the building, while the rear of the properties, which have been irreparably damaged and weathered, have been demolished.
The 28 apartments will be constructed behind and tied to the brick façade using Insulated Concrete Formwork, with two flat roofs on a split-level totalling 750 m². Firestone’s RubberGard™ EPDM membrane will form a robust waterproof covering with a service life of at least 40 years.
Explains Paul Gwynne Planning Director to Endeavour: “Being a trained installer of RubberGard™ EPDM, I have utilised it on previous residential schemes so I know that it offers simplicity and speed of installation which will help us to turn this project around quickly and enable new tenants to move in at the earliest opportunity.
“My experience of RubberGard™ EPDM also means that I know it will provide the building with a robust, waterproof roof with a long service life and excellent performance as part of our commitment to providing functional, contemporary and energy efficient homes to a range of tenant types.”
Three of the Endeavour team have undergone installation training at Firestone Building Products’ training centre in Cheshire prior to work beginning on site to ensure that the roof is installed in line with best practice guidelines.
John McMullan, commercial manager at Firestone adds: “This is a stunning development that both respects Salford’s architectural heritage and responds to current requirements for contemporary apartments within a stone’s throw of both Salford and Manchester city centres.
“We’re delighted that RubberGard™ EPDM has been chosen as the roofing system for the scheme, demonstrating its advantages both during the construction phase and throughout the life cycle of the newly transformed buildings.”
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