Persistent water ingress into a building accessed by the public and staff is a problem that cannot be ignored. In this case, water was leaking from a glass ceiling onto the internal mezzanine floor inside a branch of HSBC, potentially causing a health and safety hazard.

Following the multiple site visit by Greenway engineers, it was determined that access to the roof and skylight could only be achieved by erecting fixed scaffolding from the rear of the property. This would have to be accessed from the shopping centre loading bay, requiring approval by the centre manager. 

Our detailed inspection revealed that the rubber seals on the glazing beads were badly worn and parts of the lead work had split in places. A number of ridge tiles had also come loose and some of the glass panels in the atrium roof were broken.

Following commencement of the works, the team found that water was penetrating the building mainly through the lead work which did not cover the glazing bars correctly. Some of the areas of lead were in a poor condition and these were either replaced completely or, where possible, new lead installed underneath the existing lead.

After removing the glazing bars, five panes of cracked glass were removed and replacement glass installed. New lead was then installed over the hip glazing bars to protect the structure from water ingress.

All damaged tiles were removed by the asbestos specialist and then carefully replaced. After the scaffolding was removed, the entire site was cleaned and cleared of waste.

Another highly professional job undertaken by the Greenway team, to the complete satisfaction of the client. If you have a similar project that requires excellent team management, cooperation and flexibility to work around trading hours, please do get in touch.