DPR Plugs Major Roof Leak At Leeds Packaging Firm

Roofing firm comes to the rescue as water pours through ageing warehouse roof

Online PR News – 24-September-2012 – Leeds – DPR Ltd has successfully repaired an ageing roof on a warehouse in South West Leeds after it sprung a serious leak that threatened to bring a halt to work at a local packaging company based there.

The Leeds roofing firm was called to White Rose Packaging on Lowfields Road, near to Elland Road football ground, earlier this month after company staff discovered water pouring from the ceiling.

In total, five leaks were discovered at the Latchmore Industrial Park units, three in the main warehouse building and a further two on the warehouse’s lower elevation floor roof.

Specialist equipment was used to cure the initial problems before replacement roofing material was applied.

“To gain access to the high roof, our roofers had to utilise their specialist power boom MEWP [Mobile Elevated Work Platform],” explained DPR managing director Darren Rickett.

“Once on the roof the team carried out the repairs to the three areas of the roof where water was penetrating the building by sealing the holes with a specialist fibreglass matting and fibreglass compound. Although the leaks were quite severe it was clear that they could be repaired. With several pieces of large expensive machinery in the warehouse it was vital that the leaks were repaired quickly and efficiently. As soon as the roof was leak-free once again the business was able to resume operations.”

The repair process included cleaning back the flashings in the two areas and removing all loose and deteriorated upstand felt. Once the roof area had been stripped clean and dried a new torch-on felt was applied to the upstands and gulley area. This was then sealed with a fibreglass resin, allowing the company to resume full operations.

White Rose Packaging specialises in supplying small and large business across Yorkshire with corrugated cartons and boxes.

DPR Ltd provides roofing and building preservation services across Yorkshire, supplying roofers in Leeds and across the county.


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Will Strauss is a freelance journalist who covers broadcasting, media, music, DIY and construction. As well as writing for DPR he regularly generates articles for ASD, the washing machine spares company, and for Dencroft, the concrete garages firm.

About DPR Ltd
With 20 years’ experience, DPR is one of Yorkshire’s leading roofing companies. From its Wakefield HQ the company provides a broad range of services including damp proofing, timber treatment, roof renewals/repairs and structural property alterations. DPR Ltd’s varied customer base sees it work on everything from residential flats and houses to schools, housing associations, charities and local and businesses.

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