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GBS Roofing completes £700,000 project at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex

Flat roof installed by GBS Roofing at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex

ANTRIM-based specialist flat roofing firm GBS Roofing has completed an extensive £700,000 project at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex in Lisburn.

Working directly with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, it replaced five flat roofs, installed new fall protection and anchor systems, and safety stairs, as well as an innovative bird protection solution.

Lagan Valley LeisurePlex is one of the council's regional recreational and sporting facilities, and has undergone significant reinvestment and refurbishment since opening in 2000.

GBS Roofing has already completed projects including the Great Patrick Street student accommodation complex, Odyssey, Eagle Star House, NI Hospice and Ulster University.

The company's managing director Barry Mairs said: "Lagan Valley LeisurePlex is a popular attraction for people across Northern Ireland, and we were delighted to work with the council to ensure the waterproofing integrity of this important community facility.

“Not only were several areas of flat roofing and rooflights over the main building in need of full replacement, we were required to source and instal wider roofing systems, such as lightning protection, fall prevention and anchor supports.

“These include essential safety measures used by a range of maintenance workers who require roof access, such as air conditioning technicians and abseil window cleaners.”

He added: “GBS Roofing also designed and installed a bird protection system that allows rooflights to be fully opened for ventilation but prevents seagulls and other large nesting birds from entering and damaging the building.

“In completing the project, GBS Roofing utilised a range of the most advanced flat roofing products and sourced the majority of materials from local suppliers where possible.”

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