Cut Edge Treatment Work in Gateshead

We carried out emergency cut edge corrosion work for a global manufacturer of aerospace motion control technologies in Gateshead

roof sheet overlaps treated
Roof sheet overlaps treated and sealed against cut edge corrosion.

A D&D Coatings team of four completed this cut edge treatment project ahead of schedule. It was an urgent project for the UK operations for an aerospace engineering company at Team Valley Trading Est in Gateshead.

A fast turnaround was important. Previous treatment had started to fail. Rainwater was now leaking into the building and onto expensive machinery and products. Building management made repairing the leaks a top priority.

ridge cap cut edge treated
Treated cut edges on all ridge caps.

The leaking roof problem

The landlord and owner of the premises requested our services. This was after a complaint from their tenant. Fortunately we were in a position to carry out the urgent work almost immediately. Our large team of technicians gives us the ability to respond to emergencies at short notice in most cases. Our teams work on-site full time from start to finish on almost all projects.

roof exhaust vent flashing treated
Roof exhaust vent flashing and fixings cleaned, checked and sealed.

Project timeline summary;

  1. Site survey
  2. Contract agreed
  3. Pre-start meeting
  4. Scaffolding erected
  5. Health and safety checks
  6. Materials and equipment delivered
  7. Works carried out and completed

Cut edge treatment work begins

A site survey was carried out and our contract was signed and approved. Work could now start. For speed a pre-start meeting was conducted via conference call. In the conference call we were joined by, firstly, both health & safety officers, our scaffolding coordinator, the building management and finally our team supervisors.

cut edge sealed roof sheet
Cleaning only the immediate areas roof sheet overlap areas sped up the preparation process.

Scaffolding, health & safety, coatings and equipment

Our scaffolding partners arrived on site first. Next to arrive was our health and safety officer assessed working conditions along with our clients health and safety representative. Followed by, coating systems and equipment delivery. Everything was now ready for our teams to start work. Our cut edge treatment process begins with cleaning. You can learn more about our process and the products we use here.

skylight roof sheet overlap treated
All skylight roof sheet overlaps cleaned and treated to protect water ingress.

A fast turnaround

This project was time sensitive. We limited cleaning to within 20cm of the sheet cut edges. This saved a lot of time. Power washing an entire roof space is a lengthy job. We treated the ridge caps first. Followed by the skylight overlaps, mid-sheet overlaps and sheet ends overhanging the guttering.

roof sheet ends sealed gutters
Sheet ends treated at point of run in to guttering.

Job turnaround time was fast. It rained heavily the day after we left. There were no leaks and everything was safe and dry. No leaks meant a very happy client and happy tenants. This was another first class job completed by D&D Coatings – another happy customer to add to our long list! 😊

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