With rainwater falling through large holes in the roof and an entire inventory stored below, the impact of the leaks could have seen thousands of pounds worth of clothing ruined.
On arrival at the warehouse on Sweet Street in Leeds, DPR’s experienced roofers erected access equipment and crawl boards before cleaning out and unblocking the damaged central gulley and then repairing what turned about to be sizeable holes.
DPR roofers Leeds managing director Darren Rickett said: “Throughout my career I’ve seen plenty of holes in plenty of roofs, but I’ve never seen any to rival these – they were pretty big. Still, we managed to save the business the cost of a new roof by repairing and patching up the old roof with some modern materials and techniques that will keep the business’s stock below nice and dry.”
The roofing repair process progressed as follows:
■ DPR roofers erected access equipment and crawl boards in order to reach the central gully area of the roof that required the repairs.
■ Once they were able to reach the gulley they cleaned out the heavy build up of silt and debris and unblocked all the outlets.
■ With everything cleaned and prepped the roofers began locating the leaks to the gulley and repaired the holes with high quality polyester torch-on membrane that was then coated with DPR’s own specialist fibreglass resin.
■ The torch-on waterproof polyester membrane was combined with bitumen that provides extra strength and flexibility once installed on the roof, making the whole surface more resistant to erosion and capable of withstanding strong winds, hail storms and freezing temperatures to minus 20.
Fernway Ltd specialises in distributing large or excess stock to discount retailers, factory outlets, garden centres and petrol stations. It has over 40 years experience in the clothing clearance market, helping manufacturers and retailers to sell excess stock or downsize by creating new buying and selling options.
From its base in Leeds the company has both UK and Worldwide channels that allows it to distribute stock for a number of the industry’s leading clothing suppliers and manufacturers.
About DPR Ltd
With 20 years’ experience DPR is one of Yorkshire’s leading roofing companies. From its Wakefield HQ the company provides a broad range of services including damp proofing, timber treatment, roof renewals/repairs and structural property alterations. DPR varied customer base sees it work on everything from residential flats and houses to schools, housing associations, charities and local and businesses. For more visit www.leedsroofs.com
About the author
Will Strauss is a Leeds based freelance journalist who covers broadcasting, media, music, DIY and construction. As well as writing for DPR he also regularly conjures up articles for the freezer spares company ASD and Dencroft, the concrete garages firm.