School may be out for the kids this summer, but it is back to the classroom for roofing specialists, Sheffield-based Martin-Brooks.
Instead of soaking up the August sun, Martin-Brooks’ expert roofers will be busy carrying out repairs at half a dozen schools from around the region during the six weeks holidays.
The firm’s largest job is at Notre Dame High School in the Fulwood area of Sheffield, where re-tiling work is being undertaken as part of a project run by Vinci Construction. Elsewhere in the city, Martin-Brooks will be re-slating one of Westbourne School’s buildings, adding a dormer and carrying out repairs at Walkley Bank Primary School and replacing a felt roof at Athelstan Primary School in Handsworth, close to its Darnall headquarters.
Further afield, Martin-Brooks will be re-slating New Town Primary School near the Peak District town of Chapel-en-le-Frith. The size of this project means it will not be complete before the holidays end, so the firm’s roofers will be working during the evenings once the children return. The team will also be replacing all of the guttering at Harthill Primary School, on the Sheffield/Rotherham border.
Dale Wright, Martin-Brooks’ contracts director, said: “We have an excellent relationship with the local county councils and many of our schools, who are always extremely keen to have building and repair works carried out during the summer holidays. To limit any disruption to pupils, we have to ensure the work is finished on time, giving us little margin for error. This inevitably means a very busy six weeks for us!”