Since I entered the roofing industry in 1976, there have been many advances in the products and systems available over the years. Back in the 70s, flat roofing materials were mainly confined to rag based and asbestos based built-up felt systems bonded together with hot applied bitumen and  bitumen based liquid coatings. The life expectancy of these materials was no more than 5 years, a maximum maybe of 7 years. In the early 80s we saw the introduction of high performance built-up felt, incorporating a polyester based reinforcing, with a life expectancy of 10 - 15 years. Towards the end of the 80s, single-ply membranes  came along in many forms, EPDM, a rubber based material, PVC and Polyolefin. Gradually more materials have been introduced and today, there  are numerous membranes to choose from, with the exciting development of eco green roofs and solar photovoltaic panel systems. Insulation in the 70s was no more than half an inch of fibre board, today a minimum thickness of 120mm of polyurethane foam is required to achieve the U-value level the building regulations stipulate.

A Brief List of Recently Completed Projects:


  • Aircraft Hangar Roof, Vale of Glamorgan – 8,000 sq metres single-ply membrane
  • School Corridor, Penarth – 200 sq metres single-ply membrane
  • Factory Roof, Bedwas – 200 sq metres gutter lining and liquid coating
  • Solicitor’s Office Roof refurbishment, Cardiff Bay -150 sq metres single-ply membrane
  • Roof to Chapel, Newport – 250 sq metres liquid coating
  • Retail Unit Roof refurbishment, Whitchurch – 200 sq metres built-up felt


  • Balcony Roof, Vale of Glamorgan – 120 sq metres liquid coating
  • Flat Roofs, Bonvilston – 250 sq metres single-ply membrane
  • Flat Roof, Vale of Glamorgan – 75 sq metres fibre-glass
  • Balcony Roof, Penarth – 20 sq metres single-ply membrane
  • Eco Green Roof, Sully – 30 sq metres single-ply membrane and sedum


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