The roofing specialists at Sheffield-based Martin-Brooks have proved to be model students, passing a local university’s test of logistics and skill with flying colours.
Martin-Brooks has undertaken a complete reroof of Sheffield Hallam University’s nursery facility without disrupting the children in its care.
Over a ten week period, Martin-Brooks stripped, repaired and recovered the multi-hipped roof on Sheffield Hallam’s Broomgrove Road nursery, which forms part of its Collegiate campus.
The project was completed in line with conservation area guidelines and included the installation of quilt and board insulation, new guttering and lead work, along with pointing to the gable walls and chimney. As the nursery remained fully operational during Martin-Brooks’ occupation, a scaffold roof was erected over the large Victorian building to keep it dry.
Building surveyors, Bond Bryan, commissioned Martin-Brooks to carry out the nursery reroof as its operatives are cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau to work around children and experienced in the heritage and conservation sectors.
Dale Wright, Martin-Brooks’ contracts director, said: “Complex conservation projects like the Sheffield Hallam property are always challenging, particularly when children are involved. But having reroofed numerous schools and colleges in South Yorkshire, we have the resources and experience to manage these situations. It was clear the nursery’s roof needed attention and we are pleased the project was completed to our usual high standards with minimum disruption to its occupants.”