New Generic Ward And Facilities Block – Ulster Hospital – Icopal

New Generic Ward And Facilities Block - Ulster Hospital


Parabit Duo Hot Melt System

South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust

Tandragee Roofing Company

The Ulster Hospital Phase B Redevelopment will provide a new Inpatient Ward Block and a new Acute Services Block. The roofing works for these were completed in January 2016, with Icopal’s products used throughout.

GBHP sought roofing systems proven to withstand the test of time, supported by comprehensive long-term guarantees. Due to the building schedule, those systems also needed to be installed quickly.

David Laverty of Tandragee Roofing commented on the project, saying, “We knew we had a tight timeline, and the podium decks were actually within the core of the internal building structure so there were also access issues we had to work with. We had multiple areas to waterproof and we were also responsible for all the hard landscaping works that followed. We were very happy to work with Icopal’s products on this project as the ease of application and product quality helped us stay on schedule.”

Tandragee Roofing carried out works on two large podium decks and multiple balcony and terrace areas. To ensure the insulation met building regulations, Icopal’s Thermazone Hydroshield IVR insulation system, incorporating Icopal Monarperm water reducing membrane, was used on top of the Parabit Duo Hotmelt waterproofing before the areas were completed with hard landscaping. This presented a highly durable, thermally efficient, long term solution for these areas, matching highest technical performance with pleasing aesthetics.

Speed of application was critical in allowing works to commence internally and the Icopal Parabit Duo Hotmelt waterproofing membrane was key to maximising installer productivity. This is because the membrane can be applied in low temperatures as well as requiring less time to be installed, keeping projects on schedule all year round.

PARABIT DUO Hot Melt Waterproofing System is a hot applied tough and very flexible monolithic waterproofing membrane system manufactured from a special blend of bitumen, synthetic rubbers, polymers and other additives which, when combined with a spun-bond polyester fabric and high performance elastomeric membrane, is ideal for use in protected/inverted roofs, plaza decks and green roof installations.
Quick to apply and cure, it provides a continuous system without seams, the waterproofing adheres tenaciously to the entire surface of the roof deck to eliminate water migration and moisture build-up on the surface of the substrate.