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Podium Roof System

Podium roofs

Podium roofs are types of inverted roofs used to create communal outdoor spaces in the form of roof platforms, predominantly serving as trafficked amenity spaces. These can be utilised as plazas and car parks or include landscaped recreational areas similar to green roofs. Podium roofs are typically specified for larger roof spaces of strong structures such as office blocks, retail and leisure centres and larger residential developments.

Waterproofing of podium roofs is critical and both cold and hot-applied roofing solutions for roof podium deck applications should ideally be monolithic and fully bonded to the structure to remain watertight through the general expansion and contraction of the building components.

Hard landscaping applications are available for podium roofs to allow for the required weight loading, including vehicular traffic and majority also allow for installation of concealed services. The options vary from bedded to free-draining paving systems. Soft landscaping options include gardens, lawns, turfs and rubber crumb.

To create an effective podium roof, the landscaping and waterproofing components need to work together and create a holistic system that can integrate seamlessly with the building.

What are the benefits of podium roofs?

  •  Additional recreational areas improve building occupant experience and create a comfortable external environment.
  • Amenity spaces on podium roofs help maximise the footprint of buildings, especially in city areas.
  • Storm management can be improved through specification of permeable paving and correct depth of substrate
  • The flexibility of these systems means there are very few restrictions for design scope
  • The value of the building can be increased considerably

Considerations for installation of podium roofs?

  • The overall weight of the system and the construction of the supporting structure
  • The height of the system and the roof exposure
  • Maintenance requirements for the separate landscaping elements
  • Irrigation management throughout the year

All IKO products are manufactured in the UK from responsibly, and where possible, locally sourced materials in order to reduce our carbon footprint and help with the sustainability of your project. The majority of our roofing systems are also BBA certified.

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IKO Metatech Cold Roofing System

    Key Benefits to your project
    • Two-component: extremely fast installation and drying

    • Sustainable PMMA technology

    • Installation possible under poor weather conditions

    IKO Permaphalt

      Key Benefits to your project
      • Completely Seamless Waterproofing

      • Conforms to Carbon Zero Standards

      • BBA approved (Certificate No. 89/2299)

      IKO Permatec Anti-Root

        Key Benefits to your project
        • BBA Approved (Cert No.03/4009)

        • Environmentally friendly – made with recycled content

        • Less waste to control and dispose of – Zero waste packaging

        IKO Permatec Anti-Root System

          Key Benefits to your project
          • Hot Melt

          • BBA Approved (Cert No.03/4009)

          • Less waste to control and dispose of – Zero waste packaging

          IKO Permatec Podium System

            Key Benefits to your project
            • BBA Approved (Cert No.03/4009)

            • Environmentally friendly – made with recycled content

            • Less waste to control and dispose of – Zero waste packaging

            IKO Permatec System

              Key Benefits to your project
              • Hot Melt
                Tough and resistant to impact damage thanks to its high tensile…

              • Easily recyclable

              • Excellent low temperature flexibility

              IKO Polimar FCS (Fast Curing System) Waterproofing

                Key Benefits to your project
                • Cold Liquid
                  Completely Seamless Waterproofing with Vapour Resistivity. Fast Curing Liquid Roofing Waterproofing…

                • Seamless and secure waterproofing of the most complex upstands with fleece reinforcement

                • Highly flexible and crack-bridging even at extreme sub-zero temperatures

                IKO Polimar Liquid Waterproofing System

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                  IKO Roofstar Plus System

                    Key Benefits to your project
                    • Mastic Asphalt
                      Completely Seamless Waterproofing with Vapour Resistivity

                    • Complies with BS EN 12970:2000

                    • Enhanced Product Stability Across a Wide Temperature Range

                    IKO Roofstar System

                      Key Benefits to your project
                      • Mastic Asphalt
                        Completely Seamless Waterproofing

                      • Fire Performance achieving BS 476: Part 3: FAA

                      • Completely seamless waterproofing with vapour resistivity

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