New Flat Roof Rudgwick, West Sussex

The existing flat roof covered the front of the customer’s garage and entrance porch on there property in Rudgwick. The flat roof membrane was felt and had started to leak in the garage section. The customer wanted the flat roof membrane replaced with a high quality, long lasting alternative so the single-ply DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM new flat roofing membrane fitted the bill perfectly.

The approved contractor removed and disposed of the existing flat roof membrane and deck. The existing flat roof was insulated using a cold roof construction so no additional insulation was required.  They then installed a new structural deck and installed the DuoPly EPDM single ply fleece reinforced new flat roof membrane.  Finally, they installed the black metal edge trims and replaced some uPVC guttering to the main house which was also leaking.

New Flat Roof Rudgwick

New Flat Roof Rudgwick

New Flat Roof Rudgwick

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New flat roof Horsham

The customer had had an extension built at the rear of their period Victorian property in Horsham, West Sussex. The architect had designed a modern box shaped extension with external Cedar cladding, new flat roof with flat glass rooflights and grey colour bi-folding doors and windows.  He also wanted a modern flat roof membrane to complement the sleek design so the DuoPly fleece reinforced membrane was perfect for the job. As this was a new flat roof extension, the construction had to comply with the current building regulations of a warm roof. This is to ensure that moisture and condensation are kept at bay.

New Flat Roof Horsham

New Flat Roof Horsham

New Flat Roof Horsham

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New Flat Roof Dorking

New Flat Roofing Dorking

The customer, Brelades Vets based in Dorking in Surrey, are expanding and require more space. A local builder had already constructed an extension to expand their current business space and improve the facilities they have on site. We was requested to go in and install a new flat roof

The approved contractor supplied and installed 60 sqm of DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM onto the pre-prepared deck, to create a smart and practical roof covering for the new flat roof.

DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM membrane



New Flat Roof Reigate in Surrey

The customer in Reigate had an pre-exisiting flat roof dormer which was 25 sqm and a rear extension flat roof which was 10 sqm.  Both roofs had an existing felt membrane. Unfortunately, the felt roof membranes had split and had started to leak, this was caused due to previous poor workmanship as the felt had only been fitted a few years before.

The approved contractor removed and disposed of the existing felt roof coverings, created a warm roof to comply with current regulations and then installed the DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM membrane onto new OSB3 structural deck.

New Flat Roof Reigate


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Installing a DuoPly EPDM new flat roof Cobham

For a New Flat Roof Cobham, call A R Systems.  Cobham is an ideal base for anyone commuting to work. With easy access to the A3, M25 and fast trains into London, Cobham offers the best of both worlds – great for work and even better for enjoying everything the Surrey countryside has to offer. It’s no surprise then that Cobham has expanded in recent years with much new housing being built.

Naturally, property developers over the last 20-30 years have had to make limited space work as hard as possible, ensuring that every square foot of available building land is fully utilised. This often means that modern properties are built with attached garages, responding to the ever-increasing demand for parking space by home owners with two or more cars.

New Flat Roof Cobham

New Flat Roof Cobham

New Flat Roof Cobham

Generally built with a flat roof, these garages are great until the original roofing system begins to degrade, requiring ongoing repairs or a complete replacement. It’s an expense that most home owners would rather do without, but ongoing leaks can cause far greater damage and even more expense.

If you know you need a new flat roof system for your garage then now is the time to find out more about DuoPly EPDM. It’s THE roofing membrane to replace more traditional materials such as felt. DuoPly EPDM isn’t new – it was developed back in the sixties and has been used successfully all over the world – but it’s only now becoming popular in the UK. At A R Systems we only sell DuoPly fleece-reinforced EPDM, which is far superior to anything you might find in your local DIY store, and its benefits are endless. And even better, DuoPly doesn’t cost the earth to install because there is less labour time involved. Plus the approved contractors can install all year round without having to wait for a dry day with no risk of rain – they’ll probably appreciate a cuppa every now and then though!

With winter fast approaching and more rainy days ahead, isn’t it time you checked the condition of your flat roof? When you get in contact with us we’ll arrange for your local approved roofing contractor to inspect your roof and provide a no-obligation quote.

New Flat Roof Cobham

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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

EPDM Rubber Flat Roof Guildford

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New Flat Roof Southwater


New Flat Roof Southwater

A large village in the Horsham district of West Sussex. Southwater has become increasingly popular, close to towns such as Horsham and Crawley. Perfectly located for trips into the country and an easy run to the coast – what’s not to like! Significant investment in Southwater since 2006 has also made it an attractive area to settle and recent housing developments has ensured to increase the population of the local area.

Single-storey extensions and attached garages are very evident in Southwater. They are a modern solution to the demands of 21st Century living. Yet for all their mod cons, many of these modern properties suffer from leaking flat roofs and constantly need repair. The demand for new flat roof Southwater has risen greatly in the previous months.

And of course, at this time of year there is a tendency to start looking a little more closely at our fuel bills and finding ways to make our homes more heat efficient. Roofing and good insulation is one of the most significant ways in which you can cut fuel bills. That’s why, if you need to replace your flat roof system, we highly recommend that you consider DuoPly EPDM.

Yes, you may well wonder what it is – after all, felt roofing would probably be the obvious choice, but DuoPly EPDM is superior for many reasons, including energy efficiency. Its dark colour is perfect for our climate, absorbing any available heat. But also, with good insulation EPDM will help you reduce you energy bills because there is less chance of warm air escaping. So being able to turn down your heating thermostats a few notches has to be a rather attractive thought, especially as we prepare for the cold winter months.

New Flat Roof SouthwaterIf you’d like to find out more about how an EPDM new flat roof system can help you make your home more energy efficient, call A R Systems today. We can then arrange for your local approved contractor to visit.

New Flat Roof Godalming, Surrey


New Flat Roof Godalming

The approved contractor installed 22 square metres of EPDM Duoply fleece reinforced membrane onto a warm roof construction.  The warm roof comprised of 18mm osb 3 roofing grade ply, vapour control layer and 120mm solid polyurethane foil faced insulation, together with a  top deck layer of 18 mm osb roofing grade ply.

New build, GodalmingThe roof drainage was provided through wall outlet drains due to the roof having a full parapet wall construction to the roof perimeter.

Roof light, Godalming

The customer said:

“I always use an approved contractor from AR Systems to ensure a high quality installation on all of my construction projects.”

New Garage Flat Roof – Beare Green

New Garage Flat Roof

The garage roof had a single layer of poor quality bitumen felt nailed to an 11mm roof deck.  The roof had been leaking and the deck had collapsed in places.

Our approved contractor removed the existing felt and deck.  They reinforced the joists with noggin timbers to firm up the construction and fitted new 18mm OSB3 structural deck.

New Garage Flat RoofThey then laid DuoPlys fleece reinforced EPDM membrane with black edge trims and a white uPVC fascia board.

Garage , Beare Green

Flat Roof Repair Reigate

Lowery Ltd, a firm of Civil Engineers had several buildings and portable buildings at their base in Reigate in Surrey that required attention.

The main roof was 130sqm and had a uPVC single ply membrane installed onto 11mm osb. It was currently leaking due to membrane shrinkage due to poor installation.


Roof Repair Reigate

Portable building flat roof before

Before – the small portable building flat roof

In addition there was one small portable building roof (18 sqm) that had a uPVC single ply membrane installed onto 18mm osb. It was currently leaking due to multiple puncture holes and membrane shrinkage due to lack of proper mechanical attachment.

Lastly, there were an additional three larger portable building roofs covered with ageing bitumen based felt installed onto 18mm ply. The felt was old but the roofs were not leaking (yet!).

The approved contractor Advanced Flat Roofing, stripped the large roof of the uPVC membrane and over decked using 11mm roofing grade construction OSB3 to increase the roof structural integrity. The roof was then covered using the Duoply fleece reinforced EPDM roofing system. Duoply was particularly suitable for this application due to its low per sqm weight therefore not impairing the roofs current design.

After - the main flat roof after installation

After – the main flat roof after installation

The smaller portable building was stripped back but with this roof the contractor managed to repair the existing 18mm OSB deck and re-use it. This roof had failed because of the multiple holes (due to the low puncture resistance of the uPVC membrane) and also due to membrane shrinkage on the perimeter of the roof. This allowed water ingress via the edge trims. Nearly all other single ply systems need to be properly mechanically attached onto the roof terminations to prevent membrane shrinkage. This is not the case with DuoPly’s shrink free construction.

Portable building flat roof after

After – the finished small portable building flat roof

The larger portable building roofs were not leaking and the surfaces were in an acceptable enough condition so the contractor chose to over roof using the Duoply membrane. Duoply is a fully bitumen compatible system which means that in certain circumstances the existing felt/asphalt roof can stay in place saving time, money and most importantly land fill.