New expansion of the headquarters of well-known Italian wooden pallet manufacturer

Italian company Sartorilegno manufactures quality wooden pallets, starting from choosing the right tree in the forest, transporting it, cutting it in the company's sawmill, transforming it into pallets and delivering them all over the world.

Project ID
Location

Fondo, Italy

Project type

New Build

Building type

Industrial building

Surface

2,600 m²

Products

RubberGard EPDM 1.5 mm

System

Ballasted

Earlier in 2021, the company built a new warehouse at their main location in Fondo (Trentino) consisting of a 2,600 m² basement storage area and a 1,500 m² building above ground.

One of the key challenges for the project was that the flat roof of the new warehouse could be used as a storage place for timber and therefore had to be able to resist the vibrations and weight of the timber and of the vehicles used to move it. It was essential to have a roofing membrane capable of absorbing with its own elasticity the movements of the support, as well as the shocks and stresses caused by the heavy vehicle traffic. The tight installation time also had to be respected to minimize the interference with the daily functioning of the company, which remained operational throughout the duration of the works.

Firestone Building Products’ 1.5 mm RubberGard EPDM roofing membrane was chosen by the designer and the client to waterproof the flat roof because they were looking for a material that was at the same time robust, quick to install and elastic. Thanks to its outstanding elasticity, RubberGard EPDM easily accommodates the movements of the structure and has no problem following the vibrations caused by moving machinery.

The roofing contractor for this project was Impermenapace, a Firestone Building Products’ authorized contractor that has over 10 years of experience in the use of Firestone membranes in large sheets, both in the roofing and lining sectors. They were able to carry out the installation very quickly, using membrane sheets up to 15.25 m wide. The membrane, loosely laid over the substrate, was afterwards ballasted with a concrete pour and a finishing layer suitable for vehicle transit.