Leka Systems fabricator Boringdon Plastics has recently completed the fabrication of an impressive 16.5m by 4.2m Leka Warm Roof for a conservatory refurbishment project at Torr Home, a premier care home in Plymouth, Devon.
Torr Home is set in a substantial 19th century country mansion in the highest part of the city of Plymouth. The building has extensive grounds and enjoys panoramic views over the city of Plymouth, as well as Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. One of the best places to enjoy the views is in the home’s large conservatory. However, like many ageing conservatories, it was too cold in winter and too hot in summer. It was also reaching the end of its useable life and had started to leak, which meant it couldn’t be used by the home’s residents.
A Leka Warm Roof provided the perfect solution. The largescale roof was 16.5m wide with a 4.2m projection which backed into the existing recess. It was manufactured by Leka approved fabricator Boringdon Plastics and fitted by a local builder.
Tom Henwood of Boringdon Plastics said: “The size and scale of the replacement roof was exacting and we worked closely with the builder to ensure everything ran smoothly.
The new Leka roof has transformed Torr Home’s conservatory. It is now is a year-round habitable room where residents can enjoy the impressive views at a constant, ambient temperature.”
Boringdon Plastics was an early adopter of the Leka roofing system and is the exclusive fabricator for the county of Devon. Tom says the roofing system’s qualities are second to none. “Leka roofs are suitable for both domestic projects and commercial projects like Torr Home. The flexibility of the roof’s design and its high-end properties mean it can support all retrofit and new build applications, even largescale projects as this one.”
As well as bringing clear benefits to the end user, Leka products also bring benefits to installers. They offer a lightweight and modular system that is fast to fit, saving time on site. The products are approved by jhai, and MFA Building Control to speed up compliance administration and come with a 40-year warranty. Combined with a compelling customer service offering, it’s why Leka products are fast become the go-to roofing products of choice and continues to go from strength to strength.