Project: Roofing Remedial Work
School: Lark Hall Primary School
The school in question had been having constant problems with a leaking roof which had required ongoing remedial repairs which had been both expensive and disruptive. All the quotes that the school had received were considerably over their budget; accepting the quotes would have meant using their entire annual maintenance budget on just remedying this one issue. The school needed to ensure that any ongoing repairs were minimised as much as possible without spending their whole maintenance budget.
- Ongoing maintenance issue
- No resolution
- Expensive quotes
All the quotes that the school received were for the installation of a completely new roof and this was prescribed as the only solution by every contractor that visited the site. We liaised with one of our contractors who has roofing specialists and deployed them to the site to look for a better alternative solution. We hoped that a medium-term fix could be found that would be only a fraction of the price of a completely new roof. We sought advice from two external specialists and one on our team and then assessed the quotes before conducting several site visits. We then diagnosed a solution and this was all done within three days during winter months; a time when a fix was necessary.
- Alternative and cheaper resolution diagnosed
- Considerable cost saving
- Repair delivered in a quick timeframe
A possible fix was found which would secure the roof for an 85% saving. This gave the school enough breathing space to run a more detailed survey and project which allowed them to find a contractor to complete a longer-term repair. This could be done in the future at a quiet time for suppliers which meant discounts could be levied on the job. The time lapse between receiving the brief and completing the job was only ten days and the outcome was a high-quality, low-cost successful repair. We have since put in place a two-year plan to replace the roof issue.
- 85% saving
- Quick turnaround
- High-quality finish
“The job was done well and quickly. The other two builders quoted for a 15-day job that would have cost a fortune. Patrick gave us an affordable solution that took three days. So, overall, I am pleased and happy.”
Warren Sheng, Business Manager