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Transformative Flat Roofing Project at John Rylands University Library by DVC

After the completion of a crucial flat roofing project at the esteemed John Rylands University Library Manchester, brought to you by DVC Commercial Roofing Contractors in collaboration with J Greenwoods Ltd. This case study dives deep into our comprehensive refurbishment efforts, showcasing our commitment to preserving the library’s watertight integrity.  

DVC, serving as the primary commercial flat roofing contractor, embarked on a transformative journey to address aging roof coverings and fortifying the library against leaks. Acknowledging the library’s pivotal role at the University of Manchester, our top priority was executing the project seamlessly with minimal disruption. 

The proposal, intricately designed to complement the building’s existing architecture, featured a strategic mix of asphalt strip and overlay techniques, ensuring both functionality and aesthetic coherence. 

DVC embraced innovative technology introducing over 3700 SQM of the flat and tapered Bauder Total Roof System PLUS across 14 roof areas. This advanced system, boasting a service life exceeding 35 years, guarantees enduring protection, solidifying the library as a secure repository of knowledge. A symbol of Manchester’s rich history is the John Rylands University Library. Through careful planning and execution, DVC preserved the library’s historical relevance for future generations while ensuring that the renovations remained in harmony with its architectural enticement.

Minimal Disruption for Maximum Impact 

Understanding the library’s continuous operation, DVC prioritised minimal disruption. Our strategic planning and efficient execution minimised downtime, allowing the library to maintain its status as a dynamic hub for research and academic pursuits. 

DVC executed this transformative project with precision, showcasing our expertise in roofing solutions. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond Manchester, encompassing comprehensive roofing services in Newcastle. 

Successful Completion and Future Impact 

The successful conclusion of this flat roofing project secures the John Rylands University Library for generations. DVC’s unwavering commitment to excellence, preservation, and innovative roofing solutions solidifies our position as trusted roofing contractors, contributing to the library’s status as a beacon of knowledge and inspiration. By successfully completing the roofing refurbishment at John Rylands University Library, we have not only ensured watertight integrity but also contributed to preserving a cultural and academic landmark.

Flat Roofing in John Rylands University Library


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