Case Study

Fairford School

Fairford School

Case Study

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Fairford School was refurbished in 2008 and required a roofing system that could offer unsurpassed durability complimenting the honey coloured brick walls.

Metrotile’s .900mm Slate profile in Bronze was specified, as it is the only system that could meet all of the project’s demands. The school’s new Metrotile Slate roof delivered on all counts including performance, durability, low whole-life cost and aesthetics. As Fairford is situated in a rural setting, the aesthetics of the building’s roof needed to compliment the natural surroundings.

As Metrotile Slate is designed to replicate the surface details of a traditional slate roof, it blended in with the school’s surroundings beautifully while meeting all of the planning requirements.

Vandal resistance is a key factor when planning any school project and to prevent vandalism to the roof and unwanted access to the building, the profiles were specified in .900mm thickness, providing a totally robust roof solution that is resistant to both high levels of foot traffic and potential vandalism.

When the materials were specified, the extra strength option was a factor that made Metrotile the only choice for the project. The specification of Metrotile also enabled a swift installation that enabled the school project to be completed quickly so that it would be open in time for the new school term, as the lighter nature of the tile –  combined with a dry fix installation –  enabled quick weatherproofing of the site so that other tradesman could carry out their work inside the building. The school was further assured with the product’s unmatched 40 year weatherproof guarantee and the whole life costs savings that only a Metrotile lightweight steel roof can provide with virtually zero maintenance requirements and a low damage risk.

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Fairford School, located in The Cotswolds

Key Points

  • Security and vandal-resistance essential for the project
  • Roof required to blend-in with scenic surroundings

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