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East London Mosque


Sarnafil main roof on Jablite cut to falls insulation
High Level Roof


The East London Mosque, situated in the inner London Borough of Tower Hamlets between Whitechapel and Aldgate, serves the UK’s largest Muslim community. It lies near the edge of the City of London, the capital’s busy business area, and just a couple of miles from the fast-expanding London Docklands. Combined with the adjoining London Muslim Centre, it is one of the largest mosques in United Kingdom in terms of capacity, holding up to 5000 people.


The Problem

This was a new-build project, the concrete deck of the roof had no falls resulting in water ponding on the roof, it required falls to enhance the drainage of water reun-off from the roof levels.

The Solution

Sarnafil single ply roofing membrane on Jablite
cut-to-falls tapered insulation specifically designed for
this project.

The Benefits

Sika Sarnafil is lightweight, clean and favoured by many architects the world over. Materials can only be bought and installed by Sarnafil trained and registered contractors, to maintain quality control. Whatever your at roof requirement you can be con dent that a Sarnafil installation will provide you with a at roof solution that not only looks good, but can provide a lasting performance that is independently certified by the British Board of Agrément to have a life expectancy
in excess of 40 years. 

One of the great benefits to us was that Jablite has the ability to mould the insulation to the required thickness to achieve the u-value. That meant we only had one board to install rather than having to put down and stick several layers to achieve the same thermal performance. Jablite insulation was lightweight and easy to install. We did not need specialist PPE or equipment. There is minimal waste with Jablite insulation as it’s 100% recyclable and Jablite collected our offcuts from this particular site and recycled them.

Jablite insulation boards being installed
Hambro Roofing - Onsite Team at East London Mosque
Cut to falls insulation being cut around detailing
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