Thinking of extending your period Leatherhead property? An EPDM flat roof could be the ideal solution

With some properties dating as far back as the 15th century, Leatherhead is an architecturally fascinating historic market town. There are beautiful period properties to be found in and around Leatherhead, and the town’s proximity to London makes it an ideal place from which to commute to work whilst providing a lovely environment in which to bring up a family.

Smaller properties – terraced houses or cottage-style homes – often feature a single storey, flat roofed extension. Those with generous garden space mean it’s relatively easy to create an additional living area, for a study, playroom or utility room for instance, or to create a much bigger kitchen that allows for family dining – kitchens are, as we all know, the heart of the home, but in older properties they can so often be galley-style and cramped.

If you’re in love with your home but crave more space, a flat roofed extension can be the ideal solution. For period properties it’s important to source stocks that will be sympathetic to the original build. But it’s easy to forget that the roof also needs careful consideration – and that’s where DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM is ideal. A relatively modern material – it was invented in the 1960s – EPDM is increasingly becoming THE flat roofing membrane of choice. Its durability alone (it comes with a 20-year warranty upon installation, but is proven to be effective for over 50 years) is a compelling reason to choose EPDM, but because the finish is so aesthetically pleasing it works really well on period homes.

We only sell DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM to contractors who we have trained and approved. Get in touch with A R Systems and we’ll put you in touch with one of our Leatherhead flat roofing contractors for a free quote.

Detached house in Leatherhead

Recent projects – flat roof repair in Fetcham, Surrey

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.”

Roof repair Fethcham Surrey

Roof repair Fethcham Surrey