We have a small flat roof at our property in Ealing the bedroom below it was absolutely freezing this winter – we only moved in recently. The roof itself is in good condition and has recently been recovered. What would be the best option for us to insulate this roof?
This is a skylight in an old three layer felt roof. Although the roof is leaking and needs changing, the skylights are sound and can be used again. You can see the old skylights being cleaned, ready to be re-used. The old black tar is scraped away from the upstand, ready for re-fixing.
This gives an idea as to what we were up against. Our specification for this new flat roof was to strip the old roof, apply insulation and re-roof using EPDM rubber. Just what we were going to do with the parapet walls and chimneys was always going to be up for debate and, as part of the pricing, we had discussed that a Provisional Costs (PC) sum should be put to one side to deal with the renovation of this area.
This old mineral felt roof was covering ten garages. We stripped the old leaking mineral felt covering and removed all the old decking, fixed new joists then new decking with Sterling board (not ply). Then we re-roofed the garages using EPDM rubber as this is a long-lasting material with a lifespan of over 40 years, and is perfect for large open areas.