Case Study

Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

Case Study

Metrotile Lightweight Steel Roofing has always been considered a versatile product, suitable for countless rooftop applications. Specifiers are often surprised by the many benefits Metrotile Lightweight Roofing has to offer, leading to Metrotile roofs appearing on a variety of interesting and occasionally niche projects.

This trend continued as Metrotile was specified  for various fire station training buildings by Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. Mark Tribble, the service’s Project Surveyor, has chosen Metrotile for training construction roofs for nearly ten years. In his role Mr Tribble oversees the building of training facilities, seeking to make each suitable for as many training scenarios as possible.

Mr Tribble states:“We look at Metrotile in addition to alternative roofing products for specification on training buildings.

Frequently chosen due to the robustness under extremely tough trafficking by personnel and equipment, Metrotile has become a popular choice for training roofs at Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service”

Co-surveyor Richard Boxall is equally enthused by Metrotile: “The Stone Coating provides excellent underfoot grip for the Firemen during training exercises”

The first Metrotile roof can be located at the STC (Service Training Centre) in Plympton on a live fire training and ladder drill building known as ‘The Doll’s House’. Metrotile roofs can also be found at six other stations including the Exeter HQ.

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Devon & Somerset Fire HQ located in Exeter, Devon

Key Points

  • Metrotile chosen for many different Devon & Somerset Fire Service projects over the past decade
  • Robustness under foot traffic was essential
  • Stone coated finish provides excellent underfoot grip during training
  • Metrotile can be found at seven different Devon & Somerset Fire Training centres

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