Myatt Garden Primary School


London Borough of Lewisham



Project Location:

Myatt Garden Primary School


Composite Metal Roofing, Rainwater Goods & Internal Works



Inspire Contract Services was awarded this contract in May 2019. The project was the replacement of the existing corrugated asbestos wall and roof cladding with a new insulated profiled metal cladding including insulated valley gutters, soffits, and rainwater goods.


The roofs were over the schools second floor classrooms and were in urgent need of refurbishment due to water penetration and general breakdown/deterioration of the sheets.


The majority of the works were undertaken during the school’s recess period therefore it was imperative all works were carried out in accordance with all health and safety requirements to reduce the impact upon the staff and pupils return.


During the lead-in period, a detailed programme of works was prepared and agreed with the client and was used throughout the project to ensure the works did not affect the day to day running of the hospital.


All Health & Safety documentation including the Construction Phase Plan was issued to the client during the site mobilisation period to ensure all safety measures were in place. All Inspire operatives hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and a full list of these was handed over to the hospital prior to our commencement on site.


All scaffolding was erected during the May half term period. This ensured that when the summer recess period began the roof works were able to commence straight away as it was imperative all asbestos sheets were removed prior to the school’s return. An internal scaffold crash deck was installed to the underside of the second-floor ceiling. This was installed during the May half term and was installed in a way so that pupils and staff could still use the classrooms below before works commenced. Externally all roof areas were access externally via full independent scaffolding which was secured at ground level behind 3m high heras fenced panels to prevent any unauthorised access.





The existing asbestos profiled roof sheets were stripped and disposed into asbestos enclosed skips.


Asbestos Air Monitoring Tests were carried out during every two weeks of the project


The roof was replaced with 120mm thick Tata Steel composite roof sheeting incorporating 150mm mineral fibre quilt insulation. All rainwater goods, fascia and soffits were replaced to match the existing.


Upon completion of the roofing works the internal crash deck was removed to allow the internal works to be carried out.


Internally the existing suspended ceiling and grid was replaced with new a new 600 x 600 suspended ceiling and new grid with added light fittings. This was installed throughout the second-floor classrooms and corridors with all works carried out during the school’s recess period.






The contract was overseen by Inspire’s project team consisting of Commercial Director, Contracts Manager, Contracts Supervisor and Site Operatives. Daily liaison with the estates team was maintained between the school and the Contracts Supervisor and on-site operatives.


Four weekly meetings were held between the Client, School, and Inspire Director/Contracts Manager to ensure the project was running smoothly, on time and was meeting all health and safety requirements. A contractor’s report was issued to give all parties a detailed report of the project to date.


We managed to complete the roofing refurbishment works required and all roofs were signed off for completion. The building was handed back over to the client and school within the agreed timescale.



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