Category Archives: Flat Roof Repair

Timber Boarded Wooden Flat Roof Repair in Gravesend, Kent

The images in this post show a flat roofing project that The Flat Roof Recovery Company carried out recently on a domestic flat roof in Gravesend, Kent.

The roof had formerly been covered with fibreglass (GRP roofing) but during a particularly bad storm the glass fibre flat roof blew off.  The roof was blown some distance by the wind and eventually ended up on Gravesend high street!  The roof size to be re-roofed was approximately 250 M2, the Flat Roof Recovery Company re-boarded the roof and finished off by waterproofing the boards with the Sealolfex cold applied liquid roofing system.  The home owners can now rest assured that their roof is not going to blow away again and they have a roof that will give them peace of mind for years to come.

3M Scotchkote for a lead effect roof in Sevenoaks

The latest project that the Flat Roof Recovery Company has completed was an interesting re-roof project in a conservation area in Sevenoaks., Kent. We were asked to provide a finish that was to give the effect of the roof being covered with lead when in actual fact it was to be waterproofed using the cutting edge 3M Scotchkote Liquid Roofing System.

The roofing system was built up in layers with a CSM Fiberglass matting being added as an extra layer of reinforcement. The finished roof has received an impressive guarantee of a full 25 years. (images 1,2,3) show the Embedment coating being applied to the roof boards which have had wooden mop rolls added to give the finished flat roof the distinctive appearance of lead. Having lead on your roof can sometimes be very attractive to thieves.  If a theft occurs untold damage can be cause to the roof costing untold amounts to repair and significantly increasing insurance premiums.

The 3M Scotchkote Roofing System, when fully and professionally installed, gives the appearance of lead with the added bonus of zero value to any would be thieves. As I’m sure you can see the finished appearance of this flat roof 3M Scotchkote does indeed give a brilliant lead look finish to this roof. (images 4,5,6,7).

Dormer re-roof project using Sealoflex

Here is a domestic flat roofing project involving a sagging Dormer roof that The Flat Roof Recovery Company recently carried out at a house in the South of England.

The Dormer roof in question had recently had new upvc windows fitted to it. Over the course of a few months the homeowner noticed that the ceilings in her sons’ bedroom was beginning to crack, on further investigation they noticed that the Dormer roof had started to sag. We were called in to establish the cause of the sagging. We removed the upvc fascia boards and trims etc and were astonished to find that the main support beam had been almost cut through to accomodate the new upvc windows (Images 1 & 2).

We propped the ceiling up in the boys bedroom and set about replacing the main support beam  (Images 3 & 4) While we were there the homeowner had us fully refurbish the flat roof using the Sealoflex Waterproofing System (Images 5 & 6).  Another satisfied customer

Recovery of a felt roof in Maidstone with Sealoflex Fibreseal

The Flat Roof Recovery Company’s latest job was a domestic felt flat roof repair project close to home, just down the road in Maidstone, Kent. We were asked to repair a mineral felt covered flat roof which was in a very bad condition and was badly in need of some attention.

The original felt roof was overlayed with the rubber based, single component waterproofing system, Sealoflex Fibreseal. Fibreseal has polyester fibres borne in the rubber compound which, once cured, will form a seamless rubber membrane across the roof’s surface that is not only incredibly durable, but also looks great. From the pictures below you can see what a vast improvement the newly recovered roof is.