The roof cleaning and asbestos roof coating works, completed in March 2016, were part of a general building refurbishment project that also involved changing all guttering, rainwater pipes and external cladding sheets and was undertaken by Elite Roofing & Cladding Ltd.

The asbestos roof was in serviceable condition, but following many years of neglect, has become problematic, with numerous leaks from degraded roof lights and cracked and broken roof sheets.

The Asbestoseal asbestos roof coating system was chosen because of its BBA approval and because it offers a long-term, economical solution to many of the issues surrounding such roofs.

Cleaning was completed using DOFF steam cleaning equipment which super-heats the water to around 150 degrees Celsius and completely kills all moss and lichen, leaving the asbestos cement roof sheets in a clean enough condition to coat.