Horsham is an attractive market town that features a lot of Victorian properties and has subsequently expanded to incorporate smaller neighbourhoods such as Littlehaven, Holbrook, North Heath and Oak Hill. This of course has meant a lot of modern building development, but much of it has been done sympathetically, with a good range of ‘character’ properties that blend nicely with period homes.
Older, period properties can be a pleasure to live in, but the demands of modern living often means a need for more space – the notion of ‘two up, two down’ is rarely adequate for people’s lifestyles today, and it’s common for terraced and semi-detached properties to have extensions.
In our experience, DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM is the ideal material for any extension with a flat roof. It may be a modern material, but it still works beautifully on a period property, easily blending with the overall look of the house. It’s also ideal for garages and other external garden outbuildings.
The great British weather is often the roofing contractor’s greatest enemy; fortunately, DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM can be installed year round – even an unpredictable summer shower won’t hold up progress. Proved to be effective in the most extreme climates worldwide (our winters are nothing to those in Alaska!), EPDM comes with a 20-year warranty. It’s quick to install, with the minimum of disruption to your home – isn’t it time you found out more!
If your flat roof needs to be replaced or repaired, please get in touch. We’ll then introduce you to your nearest A R Systems approved contractor who will be delighted to provide a free estimation.
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!
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.”
One of the approved contractors recently installed a new flat roof for a Mr E based in Southwater, near Horsham in Surrey.
It was a 28 sqm flat roof new build extension which required intricate finishing around a lantern roof flight. The fleece reinforced EPDM roofing material gives a really neat finish and is complimentary to the style of this project and the property.
Mr E told us:
Really impressed with the quality workmanship. My roof looks great!