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  • Flat Roofs

    • Bituminous Membranes - Built Up Felt

    • Single Ply Membranes

    • Mastic Asphalt

    • Liquid Coatings

  • Slating & Tiling

  • Heritage Roofing

  • Leadwork

  • Solar PV

  • Green Roofs​

  • We use only approved material that has been tried and tested within the industry.

  • All work undertaken complies with the latest building regulations.

  • Our qualified tradesmen are expertly supervised, and have full training and knowledge of all the latest roofing materials and construction techniques, meaning that the finished product is a professional one.

  • We can provide a range of guarantees on materials and workmanship – further details available upon request.

​All our works are undertaken in accordance with the National Federation of Roofing Contractors & the Current Codes of Practice.

Various manufacturers’ guarantees are available ranging between 10-30 years.

A considerable number of industry awards have been received for the quality of our workmanship and attention to detail.

Examples of our work can be seen on our AWARDS page.

We are approved contractor to all the leading UK suppliers to the flat roofing industry; felt and single ply.


A flat roof is a roof which is almost level in contrast to the many types of sloped roofs. The slope of a roof is properly known as its pitch and flat roofs have up to approximately 10° pitch.

There are several types of coverings that can be used on flat roofs.

​Bituminous Membranes - Built Up Felt

Is a system of bitumen impregnated material ‘felt’ laid in 2 or 3 layers directly on top of either decking or insulation depending on project requirements. Usually the layers are welded together by applying heat.

​Single Ply Membranes

Single Ply is also known as Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) membrane roofing. This is flexible sheets of compounded synthetic materials that are manufactured in a factory to strict quality control requirements. Single ply roof systems provide strength, flexibility, and long-lasting durability. This is fixed to the roof in a similar way to the felt roofing. All our work is strictly undertaken in accordance with the recommendations of The Single Ply Roofing Association

​Mastic Asphalt

Asphalt is a mixture of aggregates, binder and filler, laid ‘wet’ and spread out over the area of the roof, sometimes gravel is put on top of it while it is still wet, this process helps to protect the asphalt from wear and keeping the sun from heating it up to a liquid form. All Mastic Asphalt is strictly in accordance with the recommendations of The Mastic Asphalt Council.

Liquid Coatings

Liquid Roofing involves the application of a cold liquid roof coating. No open flames or other heat sources are needed and the glassfibre reinforced systems provide seamless waterproofing around roof protrusions and details. Liquid applied membranes are also naturally resistant to moss and lichen. 

Richard Soan Roofing Services - Bituminous Membranes
Richard Soan Roofing Services - Single Ply Membranes
Richard Soan Roofing Services - Mastic Asphalt
Richard Soan Roofing Services - Liquid Coatings

In building construction, roof pitch is a numerical measure of the steepness of a roof. Roofs may be functionally flat or "pitched". Most people when they are asked to draw or think of a house they draw or imagine one with a pitched roof. A pitched roof is usually covered with slates or tiles. Some houses also have tiling on the outside walls – this is called vertical tiling. 

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Richard Soan Roofing Services - Slating/Tiling

Heritage roofing is defined as roof covering works carried out with traditional materials and workmanship to buildings which have an historic value. This is as opposed to modern materials and workmanship used with current building practices. We have employees specifically trained within this area and experienced.

Richard Soan Roofing Services are members of the National Heritage Roofing Contractors Register
Richard Soan Roofing Services are members of the National Heritage Roofing Contractors Register
Richard Soan Roofing Services - Heritage Roofing

Lead is usually used to provide a waterproof join between different areas of building construction.  Lead can itself be used as a covering to flat roofs but is usually only done in small areas such as dormer or bay windows.  


All leadwork is strictly undertaken in accordance with the recommendations of The Lead Development Association.

Richard Soan Roofing Services - Leadwork

All of our Solar PV work is undertaken strictly in accordance with The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and The Renewable Energy Consumer Scheme (RECC) with both the tilers and the electricians working closely together to ensure the system is set-up in the correct way. 

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Richard Soan Roofing Services - Solar PV

Green Roofs can vary from intensive roof gardens or extensive low maintenance planting such as sedum and indigenous herbs, grasses & wild flowers.  A gravel border is usually stated in the design as an added fire protection. Sedum is emerging as a favourite as it is easily transported and requires little maintenance as it is a succulent plant which remains close to the ground throughout its growth, has mild roots which don't damage the waterproofing membrane and changes colour in the seasons in greens, browns and purples to give a pleasing effect to the eye. Green roofs are laid as per the projects design requirements.

Download a copy of the Green Roof Code of Best Practice for the UK  here.

Richard Soan Roofing Services - Green Roofs
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