Alexandra School Case Study

Kingsley Roofing London (KRL) have undertaken many projects in the education sector, including schools, academies, and universities, and this particular school in the London Borough of Kingston is a good example. KRL believe that our extensive experience working on school buildings qualifies us for other education projects. The scope of works was similar to what we expect the Lot to include: planned maintenance and repair works to flat roofs. This School building with flat roofs required re-roofing and was to be completed during term time and over school holidays. This meant that for the first fortnight, KRL was required to work with students and staff of the school on site and full safeguarding measures were implemented. We instigated a proactive plan, including avoiding deliveries at peak times such as the beginning and end of school day and break times, as well as using exclusion zones or working blocked off from access, and signage to limit access to working areas. All KRL operatives and management were DBS Enhanced checked and cleared. When exams and lessons were occurring near areas of work, we avoided work and worked at weekends in order to compete works and avoid disruption to students. We finished the work before the school students restarted in September, which was within project demands.

In addition to the original scope of works, we assisted with changing of the decking, upgrading the skylights, installing tapered insulation to create upgraded waterproofing, with new designed falls on the roof alleviating any potential ponding water issues. This prevented the client from having to engage other subcontractors, and KRL achieved the time deadline despite the additional works, overdelivering on their objectives whilst remaining in budget and time constraints. Additionally, KRL helped in decision-making processes, such as the gulleys and gutters, reducing the need for additional works. We suggested changes and helped with the design throughout the contract, offering value through our experienced team.

KRL followed all of their procedures as detailed later in this document to ensure a smooth project. Communication was frequent with the client and the school staff where appropriate to ensure that the project ran to everyone’s expectations. We believe that information sharing and communication is vital to the successful delivery of projects and Alexandra was no different. We also followed all our general H&S procedures and had no incidents on site. Toolbox talks were given as appropriate to maintain safety culture and provide appropriate reminders on H&S issues. Our site Manager monitored quality and H&S as per our procedure and the outcome was safe work producing a high standard of roofing. We acted as Principle Contractor and fulfilled all our duties under CDM 2015 Regulations.

Feedback was positive that we met all KPIs and the client have indicated they would use KRL for future works. They also agreed for us to use them as a case study and a short video of the works below: