Tesco Express – Shaw, (Borough of Oldham)

Project: Tesco Express – Shaw, (Borough of Oldham)

Products: Flexi Access – Bespoke access platforms.

Services: Existing condensers.

Roof build-up: Existing warm roof design (bituminous felt) – Overlaid with a liquid applied plastic waterproofing layer.


An operational of a Tesco Express Store, in the heart of the Shaw community, that had existing high level condensers upon the flat roof requiring annual upkeep.

Pump House were approached by the contractor working on the project, to supply a safe access solution around two existing condensers that required periodic inspection/maintenance. Due to the height of these condensers above the roof finish, an elevated safe access solution was required, complete with full perimeter safety handrail.

Pump House attended site and carried out a full site survey, prior to preparing working AutoCAD drawings for the approval process. The maintenance platform had to be hand-balled up to roof level, so a prerequisite was that the platform was supplied in smaller modular sections, that could be safely manually handled up onto the roof via an internal stairwell. Once our design proposal was approved by the project team, we commenced manufacture immediately, and delivered our solution to site within ten working days.

The access solution was designed to comply with current British Standards. Due to the modular nature of the product, the solution was assembled very quickly on site by the installing contractor. All leg assemblies are fully adjustable against typical roof falls, and all feet incorporate an adhered rubber mat to their underside, to protect the roof surface.