Roof Upgrade and Mechanical Services Reinstallation


Christchurch Primary School

Oldbury, West Midlands


  • property type

    Single storey existing school building

  • project duration

    4 weeks

  • projectscope

    SMS was engaged to execute a comprehensive project involving the isolation and removal of the existing gas main, modification of flues, dismantling and reinstallation of Air Handling Units (AHUs), and electrical infrastructure adjustments to facilitate the installation of a new roof covering at Christchurch Primary School.


Challenges Faced

The project presented several challenges:

  • Gas Main Relocation: Isolating and removing the existing gas main on the roof, required for new roof installation, followed by reinstallation, purging, and testing.
  • AHU and Ductwork Adaptation: Dismantling and reassembling the existing AHU, modifying ductwork to align with the new roof height.
  • Electrical Infrastructure Adjustments: Removing existing electrical supplies and brackets for new roof covering installation, then installing new brackets and trays to refeed the existing electrical supplies.
  • Term-Time Constraints: Undertaking all works during term time while the school was in full use, requiring careful coordination to minimise disruptions.

Our Solution

SMS addressed the challenges with the following solutions:

  • Precise Gas Main Management: Executed a meticulous process for isolating, removing, and re-installing the gas main, ensuring compliance with safety standards.
  • AHU and Ductwork Expertise: Proficiently dismantled and reinstalled the AHU, modifying ductwork to accommodate the new roof height.
  • Electrical Infrastructure Precision: Removed and reinstated electrical supplies and brackets with precision to facilitate the new roof covering.
  • Term-Time Coordination: Collaborated closely with the school, managing deliveries and scheduling purging and commissioning activities to minimise disruptions during term time.


SMS successfully executed a multi-faceted project involving the relocation of the gas main, adaptation of AHU and ductwork, and adjustments to electrical infrastructure to facilitate a new roof covering. The project's success reflects our commitment to safety, precision, and efficient coordination in operational school environments.


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sec-titleWhy choose us

We specialise in seamlessly delivering innovative and efficient project solutions, ensuring optimal functionality and cost-effectiveness for our clients.

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