Edinburgh High Court - Roof Replacement Project


UBIX temporary roof installation to replace the High Court’s atrium roof with a solid insulated roof. The High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh was created in 1672 and is part of the Supreme Court of Scotland. The Grade A-listed building, located in Edinburgh Old Town, forms part of Parliament House, a complex of several buildings housing the Supreme Courts.

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Project Summary

Provision and installation of scaffolding and UBIX temporary roof system at the Edinburgh High Court on behalf of primary contractor Robertson Construction. To replace the atrium roof at the Grade A listed building with a solid insulated roof, due to a history of leaks and thermal insulation issues. The innovative UBIX temporary roof system ensured the Justiciary building remained wind and watertight throughout the six-month project to ensure the refurbishment was completed on schedule.

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Value Engineering

The UBIX temporary roof is one of the lightest solutions available on the market at only 8kg per square metre and requires no specialist tools or lifting equipment. This meant the 49m x 31m roof system installation only took four working days to complete with minimal disruption to staff, customers or the general public. The UBIX solution uses fewer components and utilises boltless technology with a snap-lock process for rapid assembly. Once installed into position, the temporary roof system protected an area measuring 1519m2, and no rainwater ingress was detected at any time throughout the refurbishment works.

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