Single Ply Membrane
Introduced into the United Kingdom some 30 years ago, single ply membranes have been increasing in popularity as an alternative to traditional flat roof coverings. The reason for this is that it has proven over the last 30 years to the industry, professionals and clients that it is a viable alternative. Single ply membranes are the most widely used flat roofing material in the new build commercial sector today, only recently have they become more available to the domestic and refurbishment market. Single ply’s have proven to architects, surveyors, engineers and builders that there are many benefits to using product.
Single ply roofing consists of an impervious membrane formed by laying and joining strong, flexible sheets between 1 and 2 meters wide to create a continuous waterproof barrier across the entire surface of the flat roof. The sheets are joined together by using heat gun to form a watertight weld, they do not require any naked flames or hot melt adhesives on site, which reduces the health and safety risks. The membrane is often retained in place by special mechanical fixings that eliminate the effect of thermal bridging, or adhesives, ballast, depending upon application.
It allows clients to choose from a selection of colours and finishes, it can also simulate the appearance of standing seam and lead roll roofs without the weight and expense of aluminium, zinc, copper or lead, and the heavy duty roof structure required to support them. Single Ply Flat Roofing installations do not require post-installation maintenance applications such as paints or re-saturants to keep them in good condition. They are easy to keep clean and maintain, and require minimal attention.
Our Single ply flat roof systems are compatible with most Mansafe roof systems which we recommend to be fitted to any roof where access to the roof is needed to maintain to equipment. All membranes supplied are covered by product warranty periods, offering clients peace of mind.
The British Board of Agrément certificates identify that single ply membranes having life expectancy of 'in excess of 30 years'.
- Economical covering for large areas
- Variety of colour and finishes
- Expansion rates in excess of 350% good for constant temperature changes
- Lightweight in construction and quickly installed
- Life expectancy `in excess of 30 years'.
- Maintenance free, strong and durable
- Can incorporate Mansafe safety system
- Can incorporate insulation
- BBA certified
- Up to 20 year guarantees