The task

EQC were tasked with providing a roofing solution as part of the construction of a new 1,000 pupil post-primary school and a 24 classroom primary school situated in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin.

The building design brief required a standing seam built up roof system that meets all the thermal & acoustic performance, functionality & design standards.

Our process

EQC liaised closely with the roofing contractor BRFS - who we previously worked with on another school cladding project, for Lusk School & GP Hall - providing on-site rolling facility.

This produced the EQC standing seam roof sheets of up to 16 meter lengths in 0.9mm aluminium stucco embossed plain mill finish.


The EQC standing seam system was the right choice for this school roofing project - it was able to meet the design requirements needed to achieve aesthetically yet functional design for the roof of the school.

EQC'S SOLUTION - continued

EQC Seam incorporating non-combustible mineral wool quilt provided the fire performance, sound reduction and thermal performance required to meet the technical guidance performance of the Department of Education & Skills - a pre-requisite of school construction projects.

Product used 

Standing Seam Roofing from EQC, used in a school cladding project

The EQC Standing Seam System guarantees long-term durability and minimal maintenance - making it the ideal roofing choice for large public buildings within the education, commercial & leisure sector.

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The Results

The roofing we provided on both the post-primary and primary schools met the design brief set out by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects.

From the roofing to the coloured cladding panels, the modern design additions bring a breath of fresh air to the schools.

Project Credits

Architects - Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects
Roofing Contractors - BRFS
Main Contractor - Ganson

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Standing Seam Roofing

EQC Seam (Standing Seam Roofing) is a lightweight, non-combustible, BBA certified standing-seam roof system which may be laid to a low pitch and is ideal for long length roof slopes.

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