Flat Roofing

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Have you been thinking of having a new flat roof?

The types of flat roofs we install are listed below:

  • RubberBond EPDM
  • Firestone EPDM
  • Fix R Liquid Rubber
  • Felt roofing(Torch on and Pour and roll)

Rubberbond EPDM, Firestone EPDM,and Fix R are all Single ply membranes roofing systems.

Single ply membrane technology has been around for over 50 years and they do carry a longer life expectancy than traditional felt roofs.

The performances of a single ply membrane is far superior to a felt roof but are more costly. This is offset by the speed they can be installed. The Rubberbond roofing system can acheive 45 sqaured meters in one roll, which equals 3meters wide x 15 meters long!

On all new flat roofs where possible insulation will be added to create a warm roofing system.Up to 20% of heat can be lost through the roof so savings will be regained through a reduced heating bill by installing an eco roof.

Another benefit of a warm roof is it eliminates condensation to the roof. This is due to the insulation acting like a blanket and preventing the warm internal air contacting the cold external air, which results in moisture to the inside of a building.

Many roofs we replace will need new decking which is a direct result of a lack on external insulation, and a plastic or equivalent vapour barrier.

A single ply membrane is a synthetic man made material that is laid on a layer of ply boarding; these systems are generally flexible and very resilient to UV rays, salt air, and ozone. Installed correctly one roof can serve a building a lifetime!

Single ply membranes are also very environmentally friendly, and no naked flames are required during installation which reduces health and safety risks associated with felt applications.

 

Below are the systems we use and are approved installers of:

Rubberbond EPDM

This system comes in 1.5meter wide and 3meter wide rolls that are joined using a solvent welding technique which creates a continuous tough rubber

The material is very durable flexible, and tough and is one of the first single ply systems ever made. Its life span is in excess of 50 years and has been tried and tested in extreme climates e.g. Sahara, Alaska, and they still haven’t failed. Since then the systems have improved extending the life expectancy even more. Rubberbond EPDM is not affected by the ozone, salt,or UV rays, and carries BBA approval.

Firestone EPDM

Firestone is also a single ply membrane but it has no fleece backing which does result on a cheaper roofing system.

 

The Firestone systems come in a variety of sizes which can be requested. This system carries a 20 year warranty, and is not affected by the uv rays, ozone, or salt, and carries a BBA approval.

Fix R Liquid Rubber

Fix R is a cold liquid applied rubber roofing system that carries the benefits of the above systems, it is flexible , and unaffected by the ozone, salt, or uv rays.

It has different application needs as it needs a reinforced sheeting to give it strength. It can be applied directly to existing surfaces, like an old lead valley, or even directly onto a failing Grp,or felt roof.

3 Layer felt system 

Felt systems have improved a lot over the years, and are now often Pvc reinforced to help with the expansion and contraction a roof will go through.There are many systems on the market and the prices vary accordingly.

Warranties on the felt systems can range from 8-30 years, but unlike a single ply memebrane after their warranty date expires their life span deteriorates and eventually fail!!

 

If you know what your requirements are please tick below which system you’re interested in. If not please e-mail, or phone to discuss you requirements

We can supply prices for labour only, or materials and labour.

Guarantees

All building and roofing work will come with a minimum 10 year standard product, and workmanship guarantee.
Rubberbond EPDM carries a standard 20 year insurance backed warranty, and Sealoflex and FixR Rubberised roofing carry a standard 15 year warranty. Sample warranties will be sent out with all quotes