As part of South Lanarkshire Council’s primary schools modernisation programme, Muiredge Primary School was scheduled to be extensively refurbished and extended to provide a modern learning environment for children.
After a successful tender process, Forster Roofing were appointed to carry out the slating works on this Grade B listed building. This was a special project, as it is a historical building with special periodic features and required complete stripping and re-slating of the main roof in order to help comply with the new building regulations.
In addition to the refurbishment works, an extension was added, which was carefully designed to remain in keeping with the periodic features of the original listed building. Forster Roofing managed the integration well between the roof-renewal and new build elements of this project.
The 2,100m² roof area was skilfully slated with approximately 52 tonnes of Burlington Blue Grey slate. Careful planning of the new slate positions was carried out, in line with Listed Building Planning requirements. The high quality finish, although simple and refined in appearance, demonstrates our competence in delivering projects of this nature. In addition, we carried out lead works, installation of new roof lights, cast iron gutters, flashings and downpipes.
Working together with other contractors, the building now complies with the new building regulations. The client was delighted with the workmanship of Forster Roofing operatives and project management team and branded our quality of workmanship “excellent”. The project was completed to the scheduled time and budget.