Is Spade Lane the UK’s largest single site metal roof refurb?

At over 32,500m2 Spade Lane Distribution Centre, Sittingbourne, is the largest single site roof project to be undertaken using Delvemade Protective Coatings products, Seamsil and Delcote. The sheer scale of the recently completed job, asks the question, is this the largest job of its type ever in the UK?

Let us know what do you think, here are the project stats:

Roof size 32,500m2 – that’s about the size of 8 football pitches.

Products, quantities and methods of application:

Seamsil Top Coat – 412 litres of the UK’s leading Cut Edge Corrosion Treatment – gun applied.
(see product information below)

Seamsil Basecoat – 1,960 litres – brush applied.

Delcote – 25,000 litres of Goosewing Grey (Delvemade’s most popular colour) – spray coated. (See product information below).

The Delcote specification includes the use of Seamsil to treat sheet cut edge corrosion and encapsulation of all sheet fixings. It was considered the best most cost effective refurbishment option for this major project. The contract was awarded to Giromax approved applicator C&W Industrial Roofing of Colchester, and the whole project was overseen by Matt Bishop of Giromax, the sole Distributor and administrator of the Delvemade Silicone Protective Coatings Programme.

Over many years, Delvemade protective coatings have been specified and applied to protect the roofs of properties, that are home to many of the UK’s leading brands, on sites across the country. These include names such as Amazon, Asda, Royal Mail and Total Fitness, to name but a few. Seamsil is the UK’s Leading Cut Edge Corrosion Treatment. When used with Delcote it provides a very real alternative to resheeting. The Spade Lane project shows that Delvemade’s Protective Coatings Programme is a viable cost-effective choice for even the largest projects.

Seamsil is a unique flexible silicone remedial system developed by Delvemade Limited in conjunction with GE Silicones, part of the General Electric Company of America.

The system, initially developed, over 20 years ago, to solve the problem of cut edge corrosion on steel roof cladding, has now become recognised as the most versatile and effective metal edge protection treatment in any situation where exposed metal is subjected to aggressive moisture conditions.

For this reason, manufacturers across a variety of industries are specifying Seamsil in the production of fabrications where resistance to corrosion damage is a requirement.

The Seamsil system has been developed against a background of decades of experience of roof refurbishment and repair and is designed to be ‘user friendly’ in application. A three-stage system, comprising a gun applied sealant, a brush applied basecoat and a brushable topcoat, Seamsil requires little in the way of expensive application equipment. Its built in simplicity makes Seamsil a most cost effective and reliable cure for edge and overlap corrosion problems.

Delcote Architectural Coating is an inorganic mineral-based silicone with outstanding natural resistance to corrosion and UV light. It forms a tenacious, oxygen-free bond with steel to deliver protection equal to or better than the original product. When used in conjunction with Seamsil – the UK’s Leading Cut Edge Corrosion and overlap treatment, it forms a unique system that provides a seamless, proven, long-term solution to the vast majority of existing metal roof problems.

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