KFC Grovebury Retail Park

Published on 7th July 2019
renolit alkorbright
  • Division: Flat Roofing
  • Client: B&K Building Services
  • Location: Leighton Buzzard
  • Sector: Commercial

Avonside Midlands were asked by client B&K Building Services to install a Renolit white PVC membrane single-ply system onto a new KFC restaurant as part of a larger New Build scheme in which lots of retail units were being built for Grovebury Retail Park in Leighton Buzzard.

The KFC restaurant was the only building to have a flat roof in the entire retail park. With a total square meterage of 450m², Avonside Midland’s work on the retail sector project started in May 2018 and was completed with pleasing results in July 2018.

The Project:

Avonside Midlands operatives, led by project lead, Matthew Savage, who is L2 NVQ single ply qualified, mechanically fastened the Renolit AlkorBright membrane (product code: 35276). The thickness of the membrane was 1.5mm whilst the finish was a brilliant white.

Fixfast Ltd provided the fixings that were used throughout the project. Other products that were used in this flat roofing job included Xtratherm insulation and Firth Steels' S5+ metal decking.

Collaborating with Other Trades

Teamwork and strong communication were needed as Avonside Midlands' staff were required to collaborate closely with the cladding Contractor of the project.

They also met regularly with the Design Team on-site.


As the retail park was a large-scale project and site, the Avonside Midlands team made sure to organise their material delivery times so that they were coordinated with other trades’ delivery programmes.

Environmental Impact

The Renolit Alkorbright PVC Single Ply system that was installed contained a white photovoltaic membrane which, being solar reflective, reflected the sunlight, creating eco-friendly sustainable energy.

Avonside Midlands also took care to minimise waste when it came to off cut materials.