Birmingham Children's Hospital




This was a major re-roofing project of various parts of the hospital comprising of:


• Stripping of some 2000sqm of 120 year old Westmoreland Random Slate.

• Sarking over with Klober Permo Forte.

• Re-battening with treated batten.


• Re-slating with 120 tonnes of Burlington 's Westmoreland Random slate from the Elterwater quarry in the Lake district.

•Torch-on mineral felting of 1500sqm to flat roofs elsewhere on site.
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The project also included much complicated detailing:


• Spires

• Multiple jack roofs with cloaked mitred hips.

• Ridges.

• Lead roofs and flashings.

• Cast aluminium guttering.
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In addition to the original Scope of Works, an area of the roof that had been burnt out and truncated as a result of a German incendiary bomb was rebuilt, including all carpentry work and was restored to its" pre-war glory.

All works were carried out to the highest standards of quality, over fully operational children's wards.

The project was carried over a period of 3 years, where of necessity, much of the work was progressing through the winters.

There was no disruption to the hospitals activities.

The Children's Hospital Estates Project Manager, Mr. Derek Harrison said on completion of the works:

"A.C. Smith (Applications) carried out a competent job to the highest standards, with the minimum of fuss."

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