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Insulate and overclad

St Peter’s School

Replacement of the Roche building’s asbestos roof with a safer, more energy-efficient solution.

Sector: Education

Roof Type: Insulated built-up metal system

Service: Overcladding

What was the job?

TRS replaced the school asbestos roof of the Roche building at St Peter’s School, Gloucestershire, and upgraded it with a safer and much more energy-efficient solution.

We were required to swiftly improve the roof’s thermal performance, therefore we proposed to overclad the existing structure with Garland’s R-Mer Clad Metal Roof System. The system is very suitable for re-cladding and combines watertight integrity, aesthetic versatility and meets a wide range of functional and aesthetic requirements.

This solution enabled the existing asbestos sheets to remain in place as work proceeded, allowing the new insulation to be installed quickly and effectively. This meant the roof was delivered on time, and ready for pupils to start the new autumn term.

As the project was carried out over the summer holiday period, the TRS roofing teams had a tight time schedule to follow and there were other site-specific challenges, too, such as working on and over a fragile bonded-asbestos roof.

However, the result was a transformation with improved looks and a safer working environment for staff and students alike.


To replace the school asbestos roof for an energy-efficient alternative. To fully insulate, supply and fit a metal roof covering, as well as renew the roof lighting.


Working on and over a fragile bonded-asbestos roof on a building in partial use with a tight time schedule.


The finish had high aesthetic value and provided an improved working environment for staff and students.

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St Bartholomew’s Primary Academy

Installation of an insulated felt overlay to a large flat roof, as well as domed roof lights and barrel vault lights.