We are registered contractors and have been approved to install the following felt roofing systems;
Roofing felt is a term describing a roll of a base material which is impregnated and coated with bitumen or modified bitumen. High performance felt has a polyester base material which doesn't split and is impregnated in modified bitumen.
There are 2 main methods of applying felt;
The first and original method is "Pour & Roll". This is where bitumen is melted in a bitumen boiler, often called a pot, then using a ladel put into pouring cans ready to be poured onto the roof surface so that the felt can be rolled into the flood of bitumen.
The second method is "Torch-on". The felt is manufactured with a layer of modified bitumen applied to the underside of the felt, this is heated up and melted using a gas torch to form a "flood" of bitumen at the base of the roll just like pour & roll.
The bitumen on roofing felt should be protected from UV rays to prevent it from cracking. This protection is usually provided using mineral surfaced felt which is available in a range of different colours. Protection can also be provided using additional surfacing materials such as solar reflective paint, spa chippings or ballast. Promenade tiles or paving slabs can be layed as an option for walkways, balconies or patio's.
We are registered contractors and have been trained to install the following single-ply roofing systems;
Single ply membranes are rubber-like waterproofing sheets generally defined as either a Thermoplastic or Elastomeric.
Single ply membranes may be installed fully adheard, mechanically fastened, loose laid & ballasted or as 'green' roofs
More recent innovations such as coloured membranes and factory produced roof profiles have provided the opportunity to mimic the appearance of traditional roofing systems such as lead and copper.
Single ply roofs don't necessarliy need additional surface matereals because they are compounded with additives such as UV stabilisers altough paving, ballast and green roofs are regularly used.
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We are a member of the Mastic Asphalt Council and registered contractors for the use of Permanite's Polymer Modified.
Mastic asphalt has a long and successful history as a waterproofing medium for flat roofs, basements and foundations as well as a surfacing material for floors, pavements, car parks and bridge decks.
Originally it is a natural occuring material which is a combination of bitumen and aggregate and comes in solid block form.
Asphalt is naturally black and is available in other colours. Once applied and cured it should then be protected from the UV rays. This can be achieved using solar reflective paint, spa chippings or ballast. Promenade tiles or paving slabs can be layed as an option for walkways, balconies or patio's.
Mastic asphalt is 100% carbon neutral.
Reinforced bitumen membrane
We are authorised contractors for many cold applied systems including Kemperol ,Liquid Plastics and Belzona.
Liquid membranes are cold applied systems used for waterproofing and surfacing. They have a vars array of uses such as roofing, tanking, water features, wet rooms, balconies, car parks and decorative surfacing.
Liquid membrane systems are also available as a decorative anti-slip surfacing product where hard-wearing protection is required without the need for waterproofing.
Although Liquid membranes are cold applied, the use of hot works is sometimes necessary in order to dry the surface area ready for application.
Application can be carried out using a roller, brush or a squeegy. Some systems require a curing period between stages of application.
Surface finishes vary according to manufacturer being used. They range from a gloss top-seal to a quartz anti slip surface. There are also a variety of different colours availalbe. For more detailed information email us with the system that it is your interested in and we'll do our best to answer any questions you may have
More and more architects and property owners are recognising the many advantages associated with green roofs. Not only are they visually attractive: they also provide energy savings, which make them beneficial both economically and ecologically.
A Green Roof is created when a planting scheme is established on a roof structure. The roof can be located anywhere from ground level, usually with an underground car park beneath, to a residential or commercial roof many storeys high.
There are two main categories of green roof; Intensive and Extensive:-
Intensive green roof systems are designed to be used as recreational spaces and often involve features similar to traditional gardens.
Extensive green roof systems are intended as a decorative/ecological feature. They are not normally used as a recreational space and often have limited access for maintenance only.
For centuries lead sheet has been the material of choice to protect buildings from the weather. It can be found in use on roofs, around windows and in gutters, in soaring Gothic cathedrals and in humble homes, simply because no other product can match its performance. It is heavy, malleable, attractive, and when properly installed, will outlast the building to which it is fitted. There are many historic monuments throughout Europe, some of them more than 500 years old, which are still protected from the ravages of nature by original lead sheets.
This exceptional longevity is one reason why lead sheet is a truly environmentally friendly product. Another is because, unlike other materials which lay claim to the description "green," lead can be endlessly recycled, leading to a metal recovery rate in excess of 95% with no loss of properties or potential end uses.
For residential and commercial purposes, our clay tiles have a natural appearance and are very versatile. Due to the qualities of clay, it is easy to make beautiful roofs that are cost effective and simple to install.
Concrete tiles are a common material used in manufacturing in the UK. Plain tiles can be used to give an authentic and traditional design. Built with precision engineering, our interlocking tiles are available in a huge range of colours and styles.
Roof Slates are available in various sizes from several different countries. Our range includes Spanish and traditional Welsh slate. With a clean and smart appearance, roof slates offer the most aesthetically pleasing roofing solution, as well as being weather tight they ensure great durability.
Depending on your requirement, you can specify a ManSafe system to work horizontally, vertically, along inclines and overhead. It can be a permanent installation to meet a regular need, a temporary unit for one-off activities or even an eyebolt system for working from inside out.
Electronic water tests are used for locating faults in non-conductive coatings, linings and roof membranes, tests can be carried out in wet & dry conditions.