Case Study

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Heritage Centre, Wednesbury

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Heritage Centre, Wednesbury

Case Study

Metrotile Lightweight Roofing has found its way on to many a different rooftop over the years, from small home conservatories to sprawling multi-campus education buildings. From time to time, Metrotile finds its way on to smaller niche projects. We often state that Metrotile is suitable for the majority of pitch roof applications no matter how unique, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Heritage Centre in Wednesbury is one of those buildings.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Heritage Centre is a one of a kind, free to enter museum located in the Black Country that has attained full charity status. Despite talks about opening the centre being traced back to 1985, it wasn’t until 2009 that the centre opened, finding a home in a former Post Office in Wednesbury. The Centre needed a new home within a few years, and re-opened in the current Albert Street premises in 2016 after volunteers renovated the property.

One aspect that didn’t get renovated in the 2016 premises move was the roof –  that had been the same corrugated metal roof the building always had. The issue with this was one of security – the Centre is single-storey, so it was very easy to get on to the roof and potentially for any vandal to cause serious damage.

Paul Cannell from Cannell Roofing states:

“As the Centre had an industrial roof with a low pitch, we wanted to modernise and make building secure at the same time, as building is single story with easy roof access. Any new roof would need to be installed at a low pitch, so we were limited with products we could use. I suggested Metrotile Lightweight Steel Roofing as it was the securest option I could think of. This was agreed and the process began to install the new lightweight steel roof”

Metrotile supplied a full roof systems that utilised the Metrotile Shingle Profile and accompanying fittings such as soffits and guttering. Metrotile Shingle is a great choice, giving the buildings a stunning rooftop refurbishment and rejuvenating the Centre with a modern look.

Paul Cannell continues;

“I have used a similar material before, yet with the Shingle tile it felt closer to a ‘traditional’ roof than I expected, for example ie working from the bottom up. I really enjoyed my experience working with Metrotile and everyone is delighted with outcome”

If you are considering a Metrotile Lightweight Roofing installation for your building project, please contact us. We can offer a no-obligation free estimate, a full NBS-backed specification service and 24 hour delivery in most cases.

The Heritage Centre is a single storey building with a low pitched roof

Key Points

  • Charity Centre moved to new premises in 2016
  • Volunteers renovated the building at the time, but the roof needed modernisation
  • Stunning Metrotile Shingle roof breathes new life into the building

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