College roof repair in Winchester, Hampshire

college roof repairs

Peter Symonds College in Winchester instructed us to assist with CIF Bid pricing on two CIF Bids. The first was for Roof Repair and Replacement works. The second was Replacement of a Conservatory building.

Chawton Hill specified, tendered and managed both projects to completion and below we review the work carried out and show the dramatic improvements to the Adult & Higher Education Division facilities.

To recap on the Roof Repair and Replacement works first. At the time, we summarized the project as follows;

The flat roofs and elements of the pitched roofs have been subject to failure and many patch repairs, which have also failed in some locations.

To read the full Condition Report summary please see the original post Competitive building costs

Extract from CIF Funding Application

100% of the flat roofs were stripped back to the deck layer, modern insulation added to improve thermal performance and a new felt system built up to provide a 25-year guarantee. All roof lights were also replaced. The pitched roofs received new felt, battens and tiles whilst the dormers received new windows and uPVC cladding. Overall around two-thirds of the roofing was replaced and around one-third repaired.

The second project was to replace a conservatory building. Our report prior to commencing the works stated;

The conservatory building has been subject to roof failure and many patch repairs, which have also failed in some locations. Surveys of the roof have identified it is life expired with water ingress causing damage to internal finishes, fixtures and electrical services in a number of areas.

Extract from CIF Funding Application

The building had become unusable for extended periods being either being too hot or too cold, in part due to the use of inefficient roof and wall materials. The new building has been constructed with an insulated tiled roof and insulated cavity walls along with double glazing.


If your academy, sixth-form college or school would like help in preparing a detailed tender package for an education facilities project, perhaps following completion of a Condition Survey or after securing a successful CIF bid, then please get in touch.

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