The electronics teacher from Chesterfield had only done a few renovations prior to starting on his code 5 four-bedroomed detached house but he found West Yorkshire-based U-Roof to be the perfect solution when it came to topping off his new development.
U-Roof, founded in 2008, manufactures and supplies an innovative made-to-fit steel roofing system that offers significantly more attic space as well as going up in a fraction of the time taken with traditional timbers.
The site of the new build was small making all round perimeter access nigh on impossible and the complicated nature of the roof, which incorporated two dormers, meant that traditional wooden trusses would have resulted in the development exceeding the height allowed for by planning regulations.
David Thurston, founder and inventor of the U-Roof, commented:
Aside of the time taken to install and space saving merits there’s a host of advantages of using steel over timber as David explained:
U-Roof’s versatility lends itself to complex roof arrangements with roof lights, dormers, multiple pitches, valley hips and complex shapes easily catered for throughout the design process and all site fixings are readily visible enabling simple site inspections.
U-Roof Systems come with a 50 year structural warranty for warm roof applications offering considerable peace of mind and is accredited by the Steel Construction Institute in accordance with BS5950 (part 5) and NHBC Chapter 6.10.