With an EPDM flat roof on your extension, period properties in Cranleigh will stay weatherproof

New Flat Roof Cranleigh

Cranleigh is one of those Surrey villages that offers something for everyone. Good transport links, close to a busy and thriving town, and a wonderful array of properties in which to make a home. Cranleigh can trace its roots back to the 1100s – it’s believed that its name derives from crane breeding grounds located at Vachery – but growth really started in the 1800s with the development in transport links, first canals, then railway and roads. The legacy of those boom development years is beautiful period properties that are always so desirable.

Of course, desirable as they are, a Victorian semi doesn’t always have quite enough space and, when moving costs can be so prohibitive, extensions can often be an ideal compromise. The key to any type of extension, but especially one with a flat roof, is to ensure that it’s weatherproof – undoubtedly, not all of them are, either because of build quality or through wear and tear of the felt roof covering.

Victorian property in Cranleigh

With the change in weather we are now experiencing, it’s typical to start noticing leaks. So that means towels and buckets at the ready and mental note to call a roofer in the Spring once the weather improves sufficiently to remove and replace the roof membrane – or not?

EPDM has changed the way that roofing contractors work. Weather has no adverse affect on EPDM and the speed at which it can be fitted – without any compromise on quality – means successful installations year round. A felt roofer may panic the minute a rain cloud appears, there are no such worries when working with EPDM. Which is great news for home owners – instead of enduring months of leaks and potential long-term damage to brickwork and a need to redecorate, with an EPDM roof system your extension can be watertight as soon as you want.

So for a new flat roof in Cranleigh, all it takes is a quick call to A R Systems. We’ll put you in touch with your nearest approved contractor who will arrange a visit to your home and a no-obligation cost estimate.

Why a DuoPly EPDM new flat roof is perfect for period properties in Guildford, Surrey

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.

Victorian House Guildford

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 Period property with flat roof extension

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.