Flat Roofing

Flat Roofing

There are three main types of flat roofing:

Felt (mineral Felt) 

Rubber

Fibreglass

 


  • Suitable for smaller structures - garages, outbuildings, sheds, bay windows etc.

  • Various materials are used for installing flat roof systems

  • Flat Roofing is an affordable option for many smaller building projects

Felt Roofing

Felt roofing has been one of the main Roofing solutions for centuries, the method has seen some evolution over the years as it was primarily applied with a bitumen pot, which required lifting a boiling pot of bitumen on to the roof and applying it to the surface area. Once applied the felt sheets would then be applied and stuck to the roof using the bitumen layer below.

Felt roofing has come along way from its previous installation methods, the felt material now comes as a roll, with the a layer of bitumen on the underside for easy ‘Torch-on’ application. There are two types of felt, ‘underlay’ and ‘overlay’, which are both used to create a double layer of protection on flat roofs.

Although there is no longer the need for a large bitumen pot, the bitumen on the felt is a reliable binding method that is used by roofers to ensure water tightness and durability.

Felt roofing is a common choice and has been used for many years, so it’s a proven roofing material. It doesn’t matter if your job is large or small, commercial or domestic, felt roofing can be applied to any size job.

The materials are durable and able to cope with water, wind, snow and sleet. Whether the surface is flat, pitched or curved, felt flat roofing solutions can be applied, it also can be used in facia and guttering areas on flat roofs as well.

Rubber Roofing

Rubber roofing, also known as EPDM Roofing Membrane Has been in use in the United Kingdom for over fifty years and that same EPDM is still protecting those roofs today. EPDM is being used in a wide range of climates from Alaska to the Middle East, and performing perfectly. EPDM is not affected by Ozone or UV Radiation, it will not tear, split, crack or get brittle whatever the weather conditions. EPDM is tough enough to walk on, moss and fungus resistant and does not need a protective layer of chippings or paint to protect it. EPDM can be overlaid with Slabs, Decorative Stone, Block paviors or Timber Decking. EPDM has high flexibility and is environmentally friendly, safe to install and recyclable. Epdm is applied without heat, using cold applied adhesives and each membrane can be tailor made on site to create a "one sheet" installation. Over a billion square feet of EPDM has been manufactured and installed to date. EPDM Membrane has to be installed to stringent specifications by specially trained and approved operatives and installations are periodically inspected to ensure the highest standards.

EPDM membrane is ideal for use with the installation of Skylights, Domes or Ventilation Ducts, and is also ideally suited to split level roofs or roofs with odd shapes. EPDM membranes can be manufactured on site to ensure a perfect system whatever the size or shape of roof.

Installing Rubber Roofing

The original mineral felt flat roof was leaking so our first task was to remove the old flat roof

Once the felt roofing had been removed the wooden boards were found to be rotting, due to the rain water leaking through the roof accessing the wood

The rotting boards were replaced

Finished - a new rubber flat roof which will last for many years.

Rubber Roofing is much more durable than the felt roofing system