Warm Roofs

Warm Roof in New Quay, Ceredigion SA25

This project involved two roofs at the same property in New Quay on the West Wales Ceredigion coast (SA25). One was a smaller, low-level flat roof with a skylight and tapered drainage; the other was a large, warm roof area atop the building which needed lipped ridge sills to help protect the pitched skylight windows below from excess water. As the photos show, the polymer installation also runs up the side of the chimney stack, creating a jointless seamless barrier to prevent water ingress.

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Tapered warm roof installation at Carno, Powys

This insulated terrace roof in the small village of Carno in Powys SY17 required warm roof insulation, noggings/noggins fitted for balustrade railings, and a tapered gradient for drainage. It also enjoys a fully waterproof and weatherproof 20 year guaranteed polymer system.

Llandinam Warm Roof with Tapered Outlets to Gutter SY17

This roof in Llandinam (SY17) was an unusual project in terms of shape and design - constituting a wide strip of roofing surrounding a central opening for an extra large skylight lantern aperture over a sun room. The roofing area also needed to be meticulously tapered to the guttering to provide thorough drainage from the central area to avoid puddling, which could damage the roof structure and impair safety. We used two outlets draining to a standard downpipe via a special flat roof outlet.

Hereford Warm Roof Build

This detached building in Hereford required a new warm roof (for more on warm roofing click here) to comply with building regulations and create a cosy environment below. The photographs show the overall building as well as the joists ready for insulation.

Porcelain Tile Installation over Insulated Terrace Roof Manchester

This balcony terrace roof in Manchester, accessed from sliding doors, required tapered warm-roof insulation and porcelain tile topping to bring it up to the level of the doors. The porcelain tiles needed sturdy, durable support from below whilst leaving sufficient space for insulation. As the photo shows, this was achieved using a system of raised steel supports, padded from below to avoid damage to the polymer roofing below, and clips to hold the tiles firmly in place.

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Essex Polymer Roof Extension

This new roof extension on a roof in Brentwood, Essex, was relatively straightforward despite the prominent central skylight and the fact it adjoins the main roof. The polymer system's inherent flexibility means details and joins are no problem.

As the photo shows, the finished roof is jointless and seamless, and "perfect forming" around the central skylight. It was also fully mechanically cured within 72 hrs, fully waterproof and weatherproof within a few hours, and is guaranteed to last.

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Manchester Warm Tapered Roof System

This flat roof on Spear Street in Manchester needed a warm roof installation (click to find out more about warm roofs, cold roofs and flat roofs, or use the nav link above). To ensure good heat efficency, the government set strict U-Values for many types of roof, with lower numbers being better. Using hte polymer system, we were able to achieve a fantastic 0.15 U-Value on this roof.

Take a look through the pictures above to see the finished jointless, seamless polymer roof.

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Tal-y-bont New Joists to Fix Condensation Problem

This roof in Tal-Y-Bont in Ceredigion (between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth) shows what can happen when previous roofers have not fitted a roof to proper standards in accordance with Building Regulations - in this case, serious condensation problems.

Warm Roof in Waunfawr, Aberystwyth

This flat roof in Waunfawr, Aberystwith in Ceredigion (West Wales) required warm roof insulation to comply with government U-values regarding (a measure of the rate of heat transfer across a surface). Roof "obstacles" and detailing are no problem at all for the polymer system but in this case were sparse, being limited primarily to chimney venting.

Warm Roof in St Davids Road, Aberystwyth

The abutting roof on this property on St Davids Road in Aberystwth needed full insulation to comply with governmental "U-Value" standards. "Warm roofs" differ from cold roofs in that they do not require ventilation and the insulation is placed above, rather than between the joists. They are required by law on certain roof types such as where people will live and/or work beneath or, as here, where an extension meets the main roof (see warm roof section for more on this).

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