Silent Roof Installation – ABC Building Manchester
Due to ongoing construction works we cut the SRM at ground level in to more manageable size rolls. The cut rolls were then transported by hand, via the internal lift to the ninth floor which led through office renovations to a small flight of stairs and out on to the 10th floor roof terrace. The cut rolls of SRM were then raised to the eleventh story by hand using ropes, laid out flat and securely fitted over the edges and into the gutters.
The SRM was fixed along the outside edges using tech-screws and penny washers, each of the long sides are then cable tied to each adjacent strip to form a carpet coverage of the flat roof. Steel retention wires are then tensioned across from left to right perpendicular to the SRM to prevent any uplift and the SRM is then cable tied at the joins where it meets the steel retaining wires creating multiple fixings over the entire carpet coverage.
The SRM was left open at each of the short ends (top/bottom) to allow the material to expand and contract with the changes in temperature. These can be fixed if necessary but when fixed it can cause additional ripples in the material as it expands/shrinks. The installation took place a few weeks prior to the worst Storms ever experienced in the UK and Storm Eunice in particular, however the photo below shows the silent roof installation remained secure through 100mph winds, even when eleven stories up!