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Jill & John | 05th September 2020 | General Articles
With storms, torrential downpours and strong winds, the summer has not been kind to us in the UK. Fibreglass roofing also known as GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) roofing is an ideal, cost-effective roofing solution for withstanding gale-force winds and adverse weather.   Many inferior roofing solutions are vastly more susceptible to weathering and over time can be breached, either by strong winds that rip the membrane from it’s seal or through cracks and tears in the membrane itself. This can lead to leaks, poor insulation and even damp. Loose roof covering such as slates or poorly applied felt coverings are some of the more common roof systems that fail under the strain of severe weather conditions – especially gale-force winds.   Fibreglass roofing is seamless and highly durable, consisting of a single membrane; and when installed by a quality, reputable contractor, the roof could last for decades! The impressive durability of fibreglass due to the reinforcement of the resin with chopped glass fibres, means that ice, snow, rain and wind affect the structural integrity much less than standard or inferior systems.   If you have experienced problems with unreliable roofing, leading to leaks or damp then it may be worth considering a new roof system. Fibreglass is not the only durable, weather-resistant roofing solution, however it has become the most popular due to the aesthetic, lead-effect finish that is produced, as well as the relatively low cost and aforementioned qualities. Fibreglass can be applied to most pre-existing flat roofs, however it always best to contact a reputable contractor to get your roof surveyed first. If you’ve got a project in mind, we would be very interested in hearing from you. We offer FREE quotations! Please call us on: 01205 316 563 If you want a rough idea of the costs involved, please visit our page: How Much Does A Flat Roof Cost?...

Jill & John | 15th July 2020 | General Articles
  There are many factors involved in the costing of a new flat roof, however the answer is usually between £50 and £150 per square metre for standard fibreglass, AKA glass reinforced polyester.  The average price for a new flat roof is around £1500 but this amount can be lower or higher depending on various factors.    We've put this page together to provide some guidance and an idea of what to consider if you're wondering how much a new flat roof will cost.   The Size of Your Roof   In general, the larger the roof, the more materials are required for its construction and in turn this affects the price.    The Type of Roofing Solution You Require or Want   There are many excellent roofing solutions available on the market, such as Fibreglass, EPDM Rubber Roofing and Liquid Rubber Roofing. Each of these solutions has different qualities and suit specific requirements, however for residential properties in the UK, fiberglass is usually the most popular option. For more information you should contact a reputable contractor and ask for advice. Feel free to call us on: 01205 316 563   The Hours Involved   Depending on the job, the amount of hours required to complete the work can vary substantially. This is often dependent on whether the solution can be applied straight away or whether additional work is required to clear the roof of tiling or shingles for example. A reputable supplier will often survey the roof and assess this beforehand.    Skylight?   Skylights are becoming more and more popular, adding even more natural light to your home. Replacing or installing a Skylight of course comes at a cost, so it's worth considering the benefits and your budget when looking for a flat roof installation.    We hope you've found this article helpful and if you need any further advice, please feel free to give us a call!     01205 316 563    ...

Jill & John | 09th June 2020 | General Articles
    A new roof can sometimes be a necessity; however, it can also be viewed as an investment. Many homeowners are seeking ways to improve their property whilst eliminating risk, as well as add value to their homes.   The search term ‘flat roof’ has seen a steady increase in volume on Google over the past decade and it’s no wonder! With advances in various roofing applications, there are a whole range of roofing solutions that are so high in quality, that trade associations are willing to help deliver guarantees of 20 years and higher. Furthermore, some of these solutions have been estimated to last much, much longer.   - Google Trends UK Search Volume for 'flat roof' 2010-2020     Guarantee Associations such as the Confederation of Roofing Contractors allow members to offer clients Insurance Backed Guarantees. This offers genuine peace-of-mind as it protects investments on a much larger scale than any single contractor can offer. Insurance Backed Guarantees can also be transferred to the new homeowner, should you decide to sell your property, offering even greater value.   Aesthetic Quality As opposed to traditional roof felt, modern roofing applications offer a vastly improved visual finish. Whether it be fibreglass roofing, otherwise known as GRP roofing, EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer - a synthetic, durable rubber membrane), or liquid rubber roofing, the end result consists of a slick, seamless, contemporary finish. These solutions are also extremely popular for improving the aesthetic qualities of door canopies and bay window roofs.   Return on Investment Another reason that flat roof solutions have grown in popularity is their ability to add monetary value to property. According to thisismoney.co.uk a new roof can bring a return on investment as high as 63%. In comparison, they estimate improvements made to kitchens, lofts, bathrooms and replacing the carpets to bring a substantially lower return on investment.   ...