One of our Approved Contractors, recently carried out a roof refurbishment on a block of flats on the Reigate/Redhill border.
The 130 sqm flat asphalt roof was over 30 years old. It wasn’t leaking but was showing signs of degradation in the form of blistering and a few cracks. The roof was very poorly insulated and there was a considerable amount of heat loss through it. As it was a large area above eight flats, it was decided that the roof should be refurbished.
Firstly, 150mm ply-backed Cellotex was installed onto the existing asphalt roof. Then DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM was installed.
And finally, new lead flashing was installed to weather proof around the chimney stacks.
“Your guys have done a really good job. The roof looks great.”
Paul is a very experienced bitumen flat roofing contractor with over 30 years experience. Paul has become an AR Systems Approved Contractor to install our DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM flat roofing membrane.
Paul is based in Chiddingfold and covers Godalming, Cranleigh, Milford, Dunsfold, Billingshurst, Petworth, Midhurst, Haslemere, Hindhead, Liphook, Bramley and West Sussex.
“I was really surprised at how smart the finished roof looks. The installation was quick, clean and hassle free. I will definitely be offering DuoPly as an alternative membrane from now on”
The majority of properties in the Horsham, West Sussex and surrounding area were built between the 1960-1980’s, and many have modern flat roof extensions and garages.
Most of these flat roofs have been constructed using traditional felt material and will have been repaired and replaced up to as many as four times in this period. At a significant cost and upheaval to the property occupants.
The DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM flat roofing system with a proven life span of in excess 50 years is the perfect choice for flat roofs coming up for renewal. Our DuoPly flat roofing system is a more durable and long lasting flat roofing solution and is available with 20 year insurance backed guarantees (ask the appoved contractor for details).
Due to the the age of the houses in the Horsham area, most of the timbers fascia if not already replaced are also due for renewal. It is good practice to install a new PVCU fascia or refurbishing the existing one, at the same time os replacing the flat roof due to the very long life span of the DuoPly flat roofing system. All finishing trims and drip edge details are fixed into these fascia boards, so changing the boards at a later date although possible is more difficult.
We have Approved flat roofing contractors working throughout Horsham and West Sussex, trained to install the DuoPly fleece Reinforced EPDM roofing system. Request your free quote today!
The capable team at Advanced Flat Roofing are based out of Dorking in Surrey. They have over 15 year’s experience of EPDM and felt flat roofing, as well as PVCu window and door, fascias and soffit installations.
The Advanced Flat Roofing team covers the following customer areas: Dorking, Leatherhead, Reigate, Horsham and Guildford.
Having worked with other types of roofing systems, the DuoPly system just makes sense. It is lightweight, tough and clean to install. Most of all, it’s the the long life span and 20 year guarantee that makes it a winner for our customers!
The county town of Guildford has a very large number of Victorian and Edwardian properties of red brick and/or flint construction with lovely period features, including sash windows, gable fronted roofs, adjoining box gutters and original slate roofs.
Typical Victorian properties in Guildford, Surrey
A common addition to many smaller period properties is a new flat roof extension. Mid terrace and semi detached Victorian properties were traditionally only 2 bed and 2 reception rooms and often prove too small for modern family living. Flat roof extensions are typically constructed in red brick to match the original property walls with a felt or similar material flat roof. The real challenge is to make these modern additions blend in with the existing building.
A EPDM membrane flat roof with a period property
The DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM roofing membrane is the perfect flat roofing solution for period properties. The slate grey colour blends beautifully with the existing period construction.
Another great use for the DuoPly EPDM roofing system is for lining existing roof box gutters between properties. With a proven life span of in excess of 50 years, it’s a far more cost effective solution than lead and also as it has no scrap value meaning no concerns over potential theft which is so sadly becoming common place these days.
If you have a Victorian or period property in Surrey and you need a flat roof repair or a new flat roof, please get in touch and we can put you in contact with an approved A R Systems flat roofing contractor to install an attractive, long lasting, and eco friendly DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM flat roof for your period property.
A common problem we see is leaking flat roofs where the felt has failed due to UV and weather damage over time.
Approved Contractor, Drew, replaced the existing flat roof and fascia boards which had failed for Mrs L in Fetchman, near Leatherhead in Surrey.
The roof was a 6 sqm roof over a bay window and patio area. Drew redecked the existing roof using 18mm OSB. New fleece reinforced EPDM was fitted and a new lead flashing installed to wall.
Mrs L says…
“Very pleased with every aspect of the works.”
Jamie is one of the most experienced flat roofing Approved Contractors with more than 15 years.
He’s based in Banstead and works with his predominantly Surrey-based customers in Ashtead, Epsom, Ewell, Carshalton, Cheam, Hooley, Sutton, Kingswood, Wallington, Merstham, Burgh Heath, and Carshalton Beeches areas.
“Having worked with GRP flat roofing systems, I could instantly see the benefits of fleece reinforced EPDM. It’s really clean compared to GRP and felt roofing materials. Very quick to install and the finished product looks very smart. My customers really like the finished look”
Rupert has 14 years roofing experience and has worked on a variety of flat roofing projects as an independent Approved Contractor.
Based in Horsham in West Sussex, Rupert covers the following customer areas: Crawley, Horley, Broadbridge Heath, Southwater, Pulborough, Wisborough Green, Alford, Mannings Heath, Forest Green.
Although he has been known to go further afield!
“A R Systems are an extremely well organised outfit. The training process was thorough and even the small things like ordering additional customer leaflets is met with a professional efficient response. The roofing system is safe, clean, quick to install and has a great finish. I intend to offer DuoPly as my main recommended roofing membrane from now on.”
Andy is based in Ewhurst and has some 15 years roofing experience under his belt and many happy customers.
Andy works across the Surrey area in particular covering Cranleigh, Godalming, Billingshurst, Guildford, Haslemere, Hindhead, Southwater, Slinfold, Rudgwick, Dunsfold, and Loxwood.
“I have been installing traditional felt flat roofs for over 15 years. People were increasingly asking me for a modern longer lasting alternative. What convinced me to try using fleece reinforced EPDM rubber roofing was the ability for me to offer my customers a 20 year insurance backed guarantee. Something I couldn’t have done with traditional felt roofing material.”
Drew is a very experienced roofing contractor and has been in the flat roofing business for 22 years. He has worked on a wide variety of flat roofing jobs for customers and commercial projects.
He’s based in Dorking and works with customers in the following areas: Dorking, Leatherhead, Brockham, Bookham, Betchworth, Fetcham, Reigate, Oxshott, Redhill, St George’s Hill, Salfords, North Holmwood, Beare Green, Rusper, Westcott, Abinger, and Gomshall.
I have been fitting fleece reinforced EPDM for over 5 years. Previously I used to install three layer felt systems. I can honestly say fleece reinforced EPDM is far superior in terms of cleanliness, speed of installation and is far easier to carry out difficult roof details with far more confidence than felt.