Flat roofing has long been conceived by the general public as troublesome with ongoing problems. This is not the case. H & B Contractors Ltd are able to offer any of the following flat roofing systems.
There are four main options for recovering flat roofs. These are traditional felt, single-ply rubberised membranes, fibreglass and lead.
As the industry has developed and materials improved, concerns around longevity are no longer an issue. Recent changes in Building Regulations and a growing demand for increased thermal efficiency has resulted in the industry improving the quality and efficiency of the flat roofing materials that are now available.
Modern high performance reinforced built up bituminous roofing systems have a number of benefits that not only conform to modern thermal, acoustic and fire standards, but also provide long term performance and cost effective construction methods. Installed correctly, built up felt systems offer a cost effective, long lasting, hard wearing solution on both residential and commercial premises alike.
All new built up felt roof coverings carry a 10 Year Guarantee.
EPDM rubberised roofing systems are amongst the newest innovations within the flat roofing market. EPDM is used as a covering to waterproof roofs and it has the added benefit that it does not pollute the runoff rainwater.
The main properties of EPDM are its outstanding heat, ozone and weather resistance. It is flexible and provides a greater durability than traditional built up felt roofing systems giving it greater longevity.
All new EPDM rubberised roofing works carry a 20 Year Guarantee
Fibreglass or GRP roofing systems are fast emerging as a flexible and cost effective alternative to traditional lead, copper or felt roofing, although the methods and materials have been around for over 50 years.
Fibreglass has a number of uses but really comes into its own when being applied to complex shapes and box gutters where a seamless finish is required. Fibreglass is flexible and can be formed to any shape required.
Fibreglass has the added benefit that the colour can be altered to imitate a lead grey or copper finish. Fibreglass has no salvage value and is therefore it is not desirable to thieves, reducing the probability of needless damage.
All fibreglass roofing works carry a 15 Year Guarantee.
Lead is used in almost every domestic property in the UK and many commercial buildings, either sheet lead coverings or simple flashing to abutment walls or chimney stacks. Lead is one of the oldest and most durable of building materials. Lead has proven to be invaluable within building construction because of these qualities.
Because of its flexibility and longevity, lead has been used in the construction of some of the oldest and most prestigious buildings.
Lead working takes years of hard work and skill to master but can give some breath taking results.
Unfortunately over the years the scrap value of lead has increased dramatically making it a target for the more undesirable elements of society.
All sheet lead works carry a 20 Year Guarantee