Has your residential or commercial property got a flat roof in need of replacing? With over 30 years experience, we can help.
We have repaired and replaced thousands of flat roofs across London, on a variety of different types of buildings. There is no roof that is too complicated for our experienced team.
From asphalt flat roofs to zinc flat roofs, we have installed and maintained them all. All of our tradespersons are fully CSCS accredited and have undertaken all the necessary training to install an array of flat roofing systems.
Get in touch with us and we will respond promptly and can even attend the property the same day in an emergency, for example, severe water ingress.
What Defines a New Flat Roof?
If you have a new building you will have a new flat roof built to the new building regulations.
If you have an old building and you remove the old roof covering and replace it with a new covering, this is also a new flat roof. If you have an old building and you overlay or cap the old roof (don’t strip it) then this is not classed as a new roof. The latter above may trigger building regulations Part L1b, and this will mean you may have to insulate the roof, even if you don’t want to!
An alternative is to use an overlay roofing system, therefore not stripping the old roof and not triggering the building regulation.
Why Choose Us?
- Over 30 Years Experience
- Excellent Customer Service
- Insurance Backed Guarantees
- We Get it Done on Time
- Flexible Systems & Pricing
- Rated 5 out of 5 by Our Customers
I’ve been working with Steve Dickinson of London Flat Roofing for almost 10 years and to this day I have not come across anyone with more knowledge on London flat roofs. From leak detection to maintenance, Steve has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of flat roofing.
Our flat roof was previously installed by cowboy builders. Steve did a fantastic job or un-doing their shoddy work and rectifying all of the issues they had caused. No more leaks and no mess either. The price was fair and they got the job done very quickly.
I came back off holiday to find that the flat roof above my kitchen had been leaking and flooded the house. I called and spoke to Steve who came out the same day and within hours he had identified the leak. The very next day he sent out 2 roofers who fixed the leak. Steve then helped me claim through my insurance policy. Very pleased and grateful for his help.
Steve from London Flat Roofing was very knowledgeable. We had several contractors trying to find the issue with our leaking flat roof prior to getting Steve to look at it. After surveying it with a thermal imaging camera Steve was able to pinpoint the exact location of the leak and fixed it there and then. Very pleased and would definitely recommend to others.
Choosing the Best Roofing System for Your Roof
Follow these simple rules, and remember the roof chooses the system not the roofer!
- If the roof is large and plain, a sheet roofing material is probably best.
- If the roof is complicated with lots of detail, a liquid roofing system is best.
- If you are overlaying an old roof then a liquid roofing system is probably best.
As you can see choosing a new flat roof with all the regulations that are involved today is not as straightforward as one would think.
Alternatives to New Flat Roofs
Using an overlay system is just as effective as a new roof, we use the wording overlay system to get around the building regulations, overlay systems are in fact new roof systems but used over the flat roof structure, typically going over old tar based flat roofs such as mineral felt or asphalt.
If the old roof is in a good condition insulation can be fixed over the old flat roof covering and then the roofing system over that to form a new flat roof.