Roof Renovations – recent updates
We are very lucky to teach in a Victorian building full of character and history but a building this old also requires major renovations to ensure it is fit to carry on into the future.
One of the most pressing problems we have had over the past few years is the condition of the roof. We have had leaks on a regular basis that have been patched up but this has now got to the stage when the whole roof requires replacing. After a few false starts, we are now working with Tameside Council and Robertson to replace the whole roof – tiled and flat.
A major work such as this is estimated to take up to Christmas (weather permitting) so we’ve set this page up where you can come to find updates on progress.
For previous news and updates, please click here.
Week beginning 5 November 2018
The area of the playground that was being damaged by the vehicles has been dug out and resurfaced to provide a safer environment.
The work on the roof is progressing well with the new tiles already on the KS1 side and work carrying on over the Hall and the KS2 side of the building.
We continue to monitor the safety of our pupils and staff during this time and update our procedures on a daily basis.
Week beginning 26 November 2018
The roofers continue to make good progress. For work that requires access inside school, they are coming in at weekends so they can keep the disruption to a minimum. Over the last weekend, some of the high level windows were replaced to allow for the change in the roof level due to the new insulation.
Recently, the roofers moved over the Reception classroom and so the children were moved out to work in other classrooms and the Hall. This lasted for 3 days (Thursday and Friday last week and Monday this week) but they are now back in their classroom.
Week beginning 14 January 2019
Over the Christmas break, the scaffolding was removed along the KS1 and Reception class playground which has given us back more space to use during break and dinner times. The majority of the tiled roof is now complete and it’s been lovely to hear all the comments we’ve had about how good it looks.
The roofers are now concentrating on renovating all the flat roof areas so some of the scaffolding will remain until that has been completed. It could take between 2 to 4 weeks, depending on weather conditions.
Once the roof has been completed, the playground will be assessed and re-surfaced.