Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd
At Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd we strive to maintain our reputation as the reliable choice in delivering and supporting risk-free roof refurbishment and asset management support to optimise built environments in which the nation’s communities live, learn and work.
We offer an end-to-end approach from undertaking the initial roof condition survey, through to design, specification, supply, installation, guarantee and asset management thereafter.
We also work flexibly, in partnership with your in-house building surveyor or consultant to prepare a concise stock report of your portfolio.
THE 3 CS IN FLAT ROOF ASSET MANAGEMENT
There are three primary areas of a flat roof asset management plan; condition, cost and
Condition: From the data gained at a roof condition survey, a long-term maintenance program, part of an asset management plan, can be developed as well as a refurbishment specification if immediate work is necessary.
The data can also be stored on behalf of those managing the estate to track its lifecycle, covering up to 30 years.
The flat roof asset management plan will help ensure that potential issues are identified and rectified before they begin to undermine the structure of the roof and impact other areas of the building. Also, serious issues can be avoided by addressing relatively minor defects in a timely manner.
Cost Certainty: Multiple reactive fixes can prove expensive due to the cumulative cost of repeated visits by a roofing contractor to address the problem. There is also the risk that by the time the issue has been identified it has caused further damage, not only to the flat roof system but also to interior areas and structure of the building.
Alternatively, a high quality comprehensive flat roof asset management plan, based on detailed data will provide a costed, long-term maintenance program – as this provides a clear view of what work is needed and when. The costs can therefore be factored into budgetary planning.
Compliance: Those responsible for the building have a duty of care to ensure the safety of people accessing the roof to carry out routine maintenance. The survey will include evaluating and monitoring the condition of walkways, guardrails and access systems, as well as identifying potential hazards such as fragile roof areas.
The roof condition survey will include a full assessment of fire safety compliance in line with Approved Document B of the Building Regulations for each area of the roof and identify potential risk areas.
Thermal efficiency will also be surveyed to support whether insulation is necessary to meet current Building Regulations (Part L) and improve efficient to support decarbonisation.
Langley also offers sustainable rooftop solutions which include green and biodiverse, blue and solar roofs, covering the design, supply, install and maintenance.
Secondary 2: Estate management