Fire Compliance and Flat Roofing Systems

Boston Road, London W7 is a new residential development with numerous terraces and inset balconies. The site comprises 333 dwellings, of which 117 are of affordable tenure with the remaining 216 for private sale, and 1200m2 of commercial space throughout three blocks. The project marks Higgins’ first Joint Venture with A2Dominion.

The development required a waterproofing system that met the design requirements of the balconies and terraces whilst ensuring that it fully complied with the conditions under the Government's Fire Safety: Approved Document B, as well as making sure the detailing and interfaces with other key trades could be achieved without compromising the systems performance. 

Working alongside Higgins Partnerships, Bauder specified BauderGLAS insulation and Bauderflex bituminous waterproofing system. BauderGLAS is manufactured from specially graded recycled glass (≥ 60%) and natural raw materials (which are available in abundant supply), has time-tested thermal performance, high compressive strength and, most importantly for this project is non-combustible.

By working closely with Bauder on specific project requirements set down by their client, Higgins were able to provide peace of mind that the products installed met the conditions placed on them by the client’s insurers, to fully comply with the strict stipulations under Fire Safety: Approved Document B and achieving BRoof(t4) certification.
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