London Flat Roofing started out in 1980 as a general building maintenance company, building extensions, loft conversions and basements. We secured an ongoing contact with a major insurance company doing search and find for water damage in new build property.
This led us to discover the new roofing materials and the problems that occur if they are not fixed correctly. We then became interested in Building Control vapour barriers and dew-points, and the rest is history.
We have now trained in several roofing materials but we are not tied to any manufacturer.
A large part of our work is still the replacement of roofs that don’t perform correctly. When replacing a roof or making changes due to a problem, one should always take into account the impact this change will have on the remainder of the building.
Buildings are ‘breathing’ things; old buildings in London were designed to ‘breathe’, but today’s technologies are stopping this from happening. Building Control are always playing catch up, making up the regulations as they go along. If a problem is found, they rectify the specifications in the next amendment.