Howth Yacht Club

Project: ​​Howth Yacht Club, Roof Refurbishment/Upgrade
System: ​Laydex, Alkorplan PVC & Resitrix EPDM Warm Roof Systems
Project Description:
Landmark Roof Recovery:
The Howth Yacht Club lies on the east coast directly on the Dublin Airport flight Path. This iconic landmark building is well known for it’s Blue and white striped roof. The building is shaped like a kidney bean and has both convex and concave curves with a bull-nose feature fascia. The contract initially to replace the roof with a Grey PVC and Standing Seam profiles would have completely modernised the building appearance. The club members asked before we started was it possible to retain the blue and white stripe. Due to the scale of the project it wasn’t feasible for any PVC manufacturer to produce the colour quantity however with extensive searches Titan and Laydex sourced enough Alkorplan Blue and Bright White membrane in Belgium to complete the project. We replaced areas of damaged deck and recovered the roof with PIR Insulation and new PVC matching the original stripe design.

Flat Roof Replacement 250m2: The original roof system consisted of Stone Ballast on extruded insulation over PVC membrane bonded to concrete deck. We completely removed the existing back to the concrete and installed Laydex Resitrix System. The system is a highly-advanced hybrid with Rubber surface and self-adhesive bitumen underside which provides a long lasting durable surface with a high bond waterproofing underside. We laid the Resitrix on tapered insulation bonded to a new 2mm bitumen vapour barrier on the primed concrete deck.
Metal Pressing; 2mm thick Powder coated Aluminium Cappings with triangular profile to deter gulls perching. All complete with welded corners and T-Junctions.

Client: Howth Yacht Club
Architect: J&C Architects
Main Contractor: Rooftech

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