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Flat to Pitch

As part of the Ashjack Approved installer’s network, Gable Limited is able to offer this innovative light weight roof conversion system.  Transforming old or damaged flat roofs, the system provides all the associated benefits of a pitched structure whilst addressing cost, time and flexibility issues.  It provides an alternative option to the traditional systems and demonstrates once again our commitment to innovation and our client’s long term requirements.  A good example of this type of system is shown below.

Portsmouth College

Portsmouth College like many college campuses built around the 1960s, consisted of mainly flat roof buildings, both single storey and multi storey, and in the past decade have had a running maintenance programme to repair the roofs over the holiday periods.  This proved costly, inconvenient and meant long term budgeting became impossible.  In 1999 Mr Terry Ashdown, Estates Manager for the college considered using AshJack flat to pitch roof system as part of a long term programme to resolve the problems of the leaking flat roofs some of which were now affecting the running of the college.During the summer holidays, Gable (UK) Limited were contracted to design, survey and install the AshJack flat to pitch roof system to the 3 storey main teaching block, complete with colour coated aluminium sheets and new insulation laid over the existing flat roofs to bring the thermal insulation values up to date.  The work was completed within the 6 week period and proved to be a real success not only from having a new weather tight roof but changing the visual impact of the college.  Each year since then Gable (UK) Limited has completed various areas of the college resulting in a ‘New Look’ campus and giving the college the ability to plan and budget for the future.

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A previous phase of Portsmouth College roof refurbishment showing the Ashjack lightweight structural frame system from Ash and Lacy Building Products Ltd. The failed original concrete and timber roof was replaced with Ashjack in an attractive duopitch, post and rail configuration, featuring a metal top sheet.“I write to thank you and your team for the successful completion of the latest phase of our reroofing programme that was undertaken during the summer. Your organisation has demonstrated once again, the ability to provide a highly professional service to the College and we look forward to the opportunity of working with you again in the future.”

- Mr T. Espley, Principal, Portsmouth College

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