Crossgrip used on Epsom Hospital

Crossgrip used on Epsom Hospital

Project: Roof walkway matting

Client: Epsom Hospital

Brief: To provide high-performance slip-resistant matting in order to form safe walkways on roofs and exposed areas.

Solution: Crossgrip slip-resistant matting

The Brief:

  • A highly slip-resistant walkway which is stable in high winds and allows safe access to rooftop services for maintenance staff.
  • A walkway that will protect the roof membrane from being potentially damaged by pedestrian traffic and equipment.
  • A matting which can be loose laid and will contour over rough and uneven surfaces.

A matting solution that is self-draining, resistant to bacterial growth, maintenance- free and offers long-life trouble-free performance.

Epsom Hospital, part of the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, needed to source a matting which would allow maintenance personnel to access the roof safely.

To solve the problem, Burren & Whitaker Construction Ltd specified and installed Crossgrip matting over the flat rooftops. This product was chosen as it is quick and easy to lay and provides a safe and slip-resistant surface.

Crossgrip matting is raised 14mm by its open grid construction which provides an efficient and drier path over wet areas and ponding, reducing the chances of accidents.

Crossgrip is maintenance-free and will resist the harshest of conditions, including winds of up to 93mph (150km/h). Another important benefit is its PVC composition which resists bacterial growth and is impervious to temperature extremes, including frost, ice and snow. This makes it ideal for use on the most exposed areas and in the most extreme environments. Staff can be sure that whatever the weather, the matting will help them to access the roof safely.

Crossgrip matting also protects the roof covering below from potential damage by pedestrian traffic, enabling the roof’s owners to avoid the safety implications of any damage, and future maintenance costs it could have caused.

Stewart Harris of Burren & Whitaker Construction comments, “This was an extensive project involving the refurbishment of several roofs around the site. In certain areas, in order to protect the roof membrane and maximise the safety of staff, we decided to use Crossgrip matting because of its long and proven history of high slip-resistance and long life-cycle performance. This made it the obvious and ideal choice."

Crossgrip is made from flexible 100% PVC. The deeply etched open grid surface is self- draining, resistant to UV and bacterial growth, and maintenance-free. Due to its flexible construction, the matting will contour over uneven surfaces and imperfections and provide a permanent and safe walkway for service staff.

The matting, available from Burton Roofing Merchants in black and light grey, is supplied in 10m rolls and in standard widths of 60, 91 and 122cm.

Are you looking for a highly slip-resistant walkway that will protect the roof and the safety of anyone who needs to cross it in all weathers?

Would you prefer a matting that is quick and easy to lay, and that contours around uneven surfaces on the roof?

Would your ideal solution give trouble-free performance for many years to come?

If so, you can find out more about Crossgrip matting or purchase it now from Burton Roofing Merchants.