Durham Lane Primary School

This project for Durham Lane Primary School saw the refurbishment of their existing roof. The previous bitumen waterproofing was showing signs of wear. Isolated areas of leaks had started to form, which was presenting classroom disruption.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Project type
New Build
Project sector
System categories
Cold Liquid
Accredited Installer
Barclay Roofing
durham lane primary school roof


For funding purposes, the roof area was inspected and separated into two phases. Phase 1 of the roofing works presented a number of potential fire risks with combustible substrates and penetrations. The existing make-up performed poorly when tested against current building regulations.

durham lane primary school grey waterproof roof

durham lane primary school grey roof and field


Following minor remedial works, the existing waterproofing system was inspected and deemed suitable for use as the air and vapour control layer. Thermal and acoustic upgrades were introduced through the installation of Hytherm MW mineral wool insulation, ensuring building regulation compliance and an acoustically sound teaching environment in compliance with BB93.

To complete the installation, Hyranger reinforced bitumen waterproofing system was installed, achieving a 20 year insured guaranteecovering waterproofing system materials supplied by Axter. In accordance with the NFRC’s Safe2Torch guidance, cold applied liquid waterproofing was required for detailing to fire risk areas; in this instance, Starcoat R was the system of choice due to uniform aesthetical finish and cost efficiency.

Systems in use

  • Hyranger®

    Hyranger is a well established and trusted flat roof waterproofing system, comprising polyester reinforced SBS polymer modified bitumen membranes, developed to guarantee strength, stability, performance and cost efficiency.

  • Starcoat® R

    Reliable and ready to use, Starcoat R is a unique, single component polyurethane bitumen resin, with integrated anti-root protection.

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