Ravensworth Terrace County Primary School, Birtley

Industrial roofing and cladding was required to the new-build school.

The team worked to the specifications required for the project by the client, Gateshead Council.


  • Industrial roofing was required spanning 1200 sq metres, the walls spanned 800 sq metres – Kingspan industrial cladding
  • Scaffolding control was set up around the roof along with safety netting
  • A portal frame with steel purlins and a perforated liner panel was fixed onto the roof
  • The roofing structure also comprised of rockwool insulation with vapour seal and a Kingspan, Kingzip standard seam composite roofing.  Ideal for new build projects, the Kingzip is weathertight, fire resistant and has an efficient structural and durability performance
  • The wall cladding required a Kingspan, 1000 micro-rib composite panel
  • All work to be completed before pupils start the academic year, September 2017


The finished product looks impressive and as a seat of learning the benefits to the community will be immediate and also sustainable.