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Aging asbestos roof gets Jablite upgrade


Asbestosafe, a company that specialises in asbestos and cement fibre corrugated roof refurbishment, specified Jablite Profiled Roof Insulation to refurbish an old, damaged roof in Barry, South Wales.

The Asbestosafe system incorporates Jablite profiled roof insulation and felt roofing.  It not only waterproofs and strengthens the roof, it also insulates the roof, which means it will not expand and shrink when conditions are warm or cold.

Mick Ellis, Asbestosafe, commentes, “Jablite designs the insulation to exactly fit the measurements of the roof. They supply a sample to test the fit is perfect on the actual roof. Once we approved the sample, Jablite manufactured and delivered the bespoke insulation boards to site on time and in perfect condition.”

Job details
Job Refurbishment of a 650m2 asbestos corrugated roof
Contractor Asbestosafe
Site TIPP Trailers, Barry, South Wales

Product details
Jablite Profiled Roof Insulation, designed and cut as a bespoke product for any individual profile roof

A Quick, Cost-efficient Refurbishment

TIPP Trailers operates from a large industrial unit in Barry, South Wales and like many industrial units of a certain age was built with an asbestos corrugated roof. Over time the roof had started to fail where the fixings had begun to perish and rust.

The corrugated sheeting had become porous causing water ingress and condensation –  common problems for this type of roofing.  A quick and cost-efficient fix was needed.

The whole job was completed in 10 days by a team of three. “This is incredibly quick when you consider the alternative of having to remove, safely dispose and replace an asbestos roof which would have taken a minimum of seven weeks and incurred commercial downtime for the business, says Mick Ellis, Asbestosafe.

The refurbishment of an asbestos or cement fibre corrugated roof using Jablite profile roof insulation  increases the lifetime of the roof; strengthens the roof  and improves the thermal performance of the building. The roof is transformed in appearance and is very low maintenance.

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