Project Details

  • Client:

    Leeds Corn Exchange

  • Area:

    700 Sq Mtr

  • Service:

    Glazing Installation & Roof Refurbishment

  • Status:


Due to the restricted level of access and challenging working conditions, we were extremely pleased with the team from Roofing Consultants Group. All works were completed on time and within budget.

The Leeds Corn Exchange building was originally designed and erected by architect Cuthbert Brodrick as a centre for trade; primarily corn. Nowadays, the site is only one of three left in the country to still fulfill such a purpose, albeit without the involvement of corn!

The Challenge
Our client had a complex domed roof glazing detail which was allowing water ingress into the shopping facility. Using specialist scaffolding and rope access equipment, Roofing Consultants encapsulated the entire glazing detail using a specialist reinforced glazing bar coating and a specialist transparent coating to the entire glazed area to encapsulate and provide a fully seamless watertight finish.

With the Corn Exchange being situated where it is, there was very little room for scaffolding. Therefore, we were faced with a very complex situation where roof access conditions were tight and at times, impossible. To tackle the job successfully we employed a skilled rope access team, working closely alongside our roofing operatives to gain safe access to all sections of the glazing.

The Solution
In total the project took just 6 weeks to complete, a relatively short space of time considering the scale and difficulty of the project. Throughout the job, senior technical supervisors from both TOR Coatings and ourselves oversaw proceedings. After completion, the client was provided a 10 year watertight guarantee.

The project was entered into the 2014 National Federation of Roofing Contractors Awards and became the eventual winner. The judgement is made on various elements, such as difficulty, H&S and environmental qualities.

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We are extremely proud of our continued commitment to excellence and best practice in the commercial roofing industry. Roofing Consultants Group are therefore honoured to be recognised and accredited by a number of the UK’s leading professional bodies and associations

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