Fibreglass Roofing Consultancy

GRP Roofing

November 15, 2017 12:37 pm Published by

The roof of a building is probably the most important aspect, if this goes wrong, the rest of the property can be ruined due to water ingress, so doesn’t it make sense to take steps from the beginning to ensure you are going to get the job done correctly? Fibreglass roofing is in my opinion and experience the best waterproof covering you can use to ensure the watertight integrity of your flat roof…as long as it is done by an experienced installer using high quality materials. Due to my extensive experience within the GRP industry, well over 30 years, I am able to offer a consultancy service from beginning to end, to give you the best possible chance of having...

Fibreglass roofing in winter

November 9, 2017 12:04 pm Published by

I would always advise you not to install a fibreglass roof in winter as it is frought with many difficulties. Adverse weather conditions, low temperatures, short working days etc. However, sometimes it has to be done. In order to insure it is done in the best possible conditions, the roof area should have waterproof cover erected prior to the final board installation. This will ensure the boards remain dry after installation and prior to the fibreglass, (GRP), being applied, which should be done as soon as possible after board installation to prevent atmospheric moisture inhibiting the bond of the GRP to the OSB3 board. The correct amount of catalyst must be added to the resin in conjunction with recommendations for...

Searching For Fibreglass Roofing Companies?

October 9, 2017 9:28 am Published by

If you’re searching for fibreglass roofing companies, why not choose one which specialises in this type of roofing? Fibreglass roofing is long-lasting, attractive and highly versatile, capable of lasting over 50 years with no repairs. ProPlas FibreGlass Roofing focuses entirely on the use of this material, installing fibreglass roofing to the highest standards for clients all over the UK. We  have over 30 years of experience installing and repairing this type of roofing and there’s nothing we don’t know about the material and its use in roofing. We provide plenty of options for your new roof. Established in 1985, ProPlas specialises in high-quality GRP roofing that comes with a 25-year transferable guarantee. We have bases both in Manchester and in...

Fibreglass Roofing Inspections

October 2, 2017 9:26 am Published by

Has your fibreglass roofing suffered from a crack and needs an inspection? Fibreglass roofing is strong and reliable that it rarely needs maintenance. Whenever we install a new fibreglass roof, we’re so confident of its quality, we give it a 25-year guarantee. However, if you do need fibreglass roofing inspections, ProPlas FibreGlass Roofing are always happy to help. One relatively common problem is cracks which appear in the topcoat or the laminate underneath; however, this is extremely easy to repair. All our team need to do is sand back the area of the crack by 2 inches, clean the area and then apply a new laminate and topcoat. Better yet, once finished, the roof will be stronger than it was...

High Quality Fibreglass Roofing

April 5, 2017 11:06 am Published by

There are two main areas of consideration when choosing who to appoint to undertake the waterproofing of your flat roof: The experience (not qualification) of the person or people conducting the work on the actual day of installation. The quality of the materials being used. Certificates of competence that may be presented to you are no indication of experience, and this is far more valuable. Anybody that is willing to pay the various material manufacturing/distribution companies for their “training” courses will be accepted onto the course and given a few hours tuition which will be woefully inadequate. It is therefore imperative that you take some time to establish the experience of the actual person or people that will be conducting...

Alternatives to Rubber Roofing

November 5, 2016 4:55 pm Published by

Rubber flat roofs are incredibly popular in the UK thanks to the ease of installation and low cost. Unfortunately, many DIYers have found that unless they are expertly installed you can see wrinkling, sagging, and leaks very soon after it has been completed. Homeowners are increasingly moving away from rubber roofing for a variety of reasons; some do not like the look and prefer a smoother finish, while others want their roofs to last longer. Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives to rubber flat roofing. Proplas specialise in installing fibreglass roofing. We chose this material for a variety of reasons, for example, it is one of the most long-lasting roofing materials and we can confidently provide a 25 year...

Flat Roofing Materials

October 25, 2016 4:55 pm Published by

Installing a new flat roof or replacing an old one can be costly, so it’s important that you make the right decisions to ensure that your roof’s maintenance, cost, and look is in line with your requirements. Lower maintenance and more long-lasting roofing materials can cost more upfront, but ultimately cost less over their lifetime because they need fewer repairs and replacements. The most popular flat roofing materials are rubber, fibreglass, and felt. They all differ in terms of lifespan, cost, longevity, appearance and flexibility. Rubber Flat Roofing Rubber roofs can usually be installed in a single, complete layer with no joins (depending on the size). These roofs are typically glued onto the decking but can be mechanically fixed and...

Fibreglass Roof Balcony/Terrace in Cambridge

GRP flat roof replacement

September 23, 2016 1:16 pm Published by

We recently completed work on a flat roof replacement in Cambridge. The customer told us that they chose Proplas because of our professionalism, expertise, and the fact that we can respond quickly to their needs. Replacing a Felt Roof with GRP The old felt roof was coming to the end of its life – it was showing signs of wear and tear, and only half of it was being used as a terrace. It hadn’t developed a leak yet but it’s likely it would if left in the same state for much longer. As part of the replacement, we stripped the old wooden decking and prepared the surface. We fastened 18mm OSB3 boards to the roof and added pre-formed fibreglass...

Proplas commissioned by the Environment Agency for bespoke roof

Roofing

June 17, 2016 10:49 am Published by

   Proplas was recently commissioned by the Environment Agency to produce a bespoke roof for an outbuilding in Norfolk. They wanted a long term solution to continually failing felt roofs and selected Proplas due to our expertise and high standards in fibreglass roofing.  Due to the size of the roof, 1.2 x 2.5m, we were able to make the roof offsite and transport it to the location to be fitted by the Environment Agency builders.  The felt was regularly failing, in part, due to youths climbing on it.  Whilst the Agency wishes to discourage climbing, Proplas has added a non slip grit to the final topcoat in order to prevent slipping and accidents, should someone choose to stand on it...

Fibreglass roofing consultancy and training

Planning

June 15, 2016 6:05 pm Published by

Fibreglass Roofing Consultancy. Phil Mooney, the owner of Proplas, also works as a fibreglass flat roofing consultant to large firms, architects, builders, project managers and contractors. Phil can advise on all aspects of the repair or replacement of existing flat roofs. He also advises on the technical requirements, preparation, design and solutions for new-build projects and extensions. With 30 years experience in the industry, Phil is an expert on all things fibreglass.  His company, Proplas, has specialised solely in GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) or fibreglass roofing, since 1985. At Proplas, we don’t use any other flat roofing material because we believe that GRP is the most effective and durable flat roofing solution on the market today. Fibreglass does require a...