New flat roof kitchen extension in Guildford

The customer in Guildford wanted to enlarge their kitchen to create a modern and functional kitchen/dining/family area, so they built a single storey, new flat roof rear extension.

The approved contractor supplied and installed the DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM roofing membrane to cover the 28 sqm overall flat roof size, with an aperture for a flat glass rooflight.

It is important when you create a new flat roof extension that you ensure you allow for roof lights or a lantern roof to give maximum light in the new living space. Flat glass roof lights work well with a DuoPly flat roof, to create a stylish and practical solution, and are a popular combination.

New Flat Roof Guildford

New Flat Roof Guildford

New Flat Roof Guildford

New Flat Roof Guildford

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Flat Roof Guildford

 

New Flat Roof Guildford.

Think Guildford in Surrey and you’d probably conjure up a picture of all those beautiful and imposing period properties that loom high on the hilly descents into the town. But Guildford, of course has spread out much wider than that over the years, encompassing smaller surrounding villages. To the north-east, for instance, development in and around Merrow and Burpham saw hundreds of houses being built in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and smaller estates are going up even today.

Naturally, many of these houses in Guildford have been enlarged with ground floor extensions to give more living space. With the recent better summer weather, you may now be thinking of what home improvements might need to be made – we’re receiving lots of enquiries from people who had noticed their flat roofs leaking last winter – and now is the perfect time to take action before the autumn wet weather sets in and you spring more leaks!

GuildfordThere has been something of a roofing revolution over the last few years, and EPDM is fast becoming the new flat roofing material of choice. Particularly using DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM, a roofing membrane that is proven to be far more durable and long lasting that felt. Its slate grey finish complements any property and, even better, it’s guaranteed for 20 years – but proven to be effective for in excess of 50! It’s also eco friendly, an important feature in this day and age.

So, if you live in or around Guildford and you’re thinking of replacing or repairing your flat roof with felt, think again and contact us first! We’ll put you in touch with your local approved A R Systems contractor who will visit your property and provide a free quote for installation.

Recent Projects – new flat roof in Guildford, Surrey

 

New Flat Roof Guildford

This Guildford property had a 30 year old original felt roof membrane which had been overlaid with 11mm plywood deck and a non-reinforced EPDM membrane was installed about 2 years ago. The existing fascias were rotten and had not been replaced.

On one side of the roof the fascias had been covered over with the roofing membrane.  The original defective lead flashing had not been replaced but had been silicone sealed in places. The whole installation was of an extremely sub-standard quality.

Flat roof extension - Before

Before – flat roof extension – poorly fitted.

The approved contractor stripped the roof right back and an 18mm structural OSB board was installed. The defective fascia boards and lead flashing were also removed.

Damaged flat roof

Before – the damaged flat roof

The contractor then installed the new DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM membrane, new white uPVC fascia boards, black half round guttering and lead flashing.

uPVC fascias Guildford Surrey

After – new uPVC fascia boards fitted

This job highlights the need for the training of all roofing contractors to ensure the correct installation of specialist roofing products.

The customer said:

“Wanted to say thanks to you all for a great job yesterday. Roof looks good and amazingly tidy after too.

We will get the upper flat roof done when budget allows so will be in touch.”

New flat roof Guildford Surrey

After – the finished reinforced EPDM flat roof

New flat roof Guildford

After – the EPDM flat roof with smart new fascia boards

New Flat Roof Guildford

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Recent projects – new flat roof Guildford, Surrey

 

New Flat Roof Guildford.

One of the Approved Contractors, Advanced Flat Roofing, recently installed a DuoPly EPDM new flat roof to a garage in Guildford, Surrey.

Garage flat roof Guildford Before

Garage flat roof – Before

The property was in Guildford and the existing garage roof was traditional felt installed onto a chipboard deck. The felt flat roofing membrane had failed and water ingress had blown the chipboard deck and rotted one roof joist. The garage fascias were in need of painting but were otherwise in good condition.

The flat roof was 18 square metres in size. The contractor carefully removed the existing ridge tiles, then removed and disposed of the existing felt membrane, chipboard deck and rotten rafter.

Garage flat roof Guildford After

Garage flat roof – After

Next they replaced the rafter, decked the roof with 18mm OSB board and installed DuoPly EPDM fleece backed flat roof membrane.  The existing ridge tiles were re-laid and black steel edge trims were installed to the perimeter.

A new white uPVC fascia and black guttering system was installed to reduce future maintenance.

Garage flat roof facias Guildford After

Garage flat roof facias – After

Garage flat roof facias Guildford After

Garage new flat roof fascias – After

“Thank you for all your hard work, the roof looks great.” Mr G, Guildford

 

New Flat Roof Guildford

 

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