Oughterard National School

Bauder Thermofol PVC single ply waterproofing system


The architectural vision for this new build was to create a modern learning environment that would add value to the local community. The building consists of eight roof areas on a variety of different pitches totalling 3,400m². Aesthetics were also important to the client as most of the roof areas are pitched at a 20⁰ slope making them highly visible, particularly from the central courtyard area.

Bauder Building Board


Oughterard National School



Roof Area:



JJ Rhatigan

Approved Contractor:

Deane Roofing & Cladding

The specification

Bauder’s Thermofol single ply membrane was specified because it is lightweight, long lasting, and visually appealing with welded roof profiles incorporated to give the appearance of a standing seam metal roof. The system build-up also included Bauder’s Thermotech Glass Insulation, ensuring the roof achieved the required U-Value.


Products applied

Bauder Thermofol PVC
This system features high grade virgin polymer formulation and good inherent properties in relation to fire performance

The result

Since opening this contemporary building has been recognised for its architectural excellence by many award-giving bodies, as well as being commended for its environmental efforts. An example of this being how its rainwater is collected in a reclamation tank so that it can be reused throughout the building.

System installed

BauderThermofol PVC single ply waterproofing system



A 1.5mm thick, reinforced PVC waterproofing membrane. Stated within BBA certificate 06/4354, the Thermofol PVC waterproofing membranes have a service life in excess of 35 years. 

2 Bauder PIR M

Tissue-faced flat board insulation, benefitting from a zero ODP and a Green guide rating of ‘A’.

3 BauderTEC KSD 

A self-adhesive elastomeric bitumen air and vapour control layer with an aluminium foil facing for vapour impermeability.


Project Specifier, Martin Keaveney from JJ Rhatigan:
"Bauder delivered a comprehensive roofing solution and guarantee. They satisfied all commitments and the new single ply roof looks and performs just as we had hoped.”