1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Review of Tata steel metal roof

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by trevorbayliss, 18 Oct 2018.

  1. trevorbayliss

    trevorbayliss

    Joined:
    9 Jun 2014
    Messages:
    797
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I have nearly finished my mono pitch seamed roof from tata steel.

    42sqm cost £3300 in materials.

    I have never done this before and went on their free training course in the summer.

    They say the DIY'er can do this project. I would say yes and no.

    The panels are fairly straight forward to fit. So if you just have a pitch of roof with no junctions then all is ok. The issue comes with window penetrations and valleys etc.

    The flashings around the windows are quite technical and the instructions are really hard to follow (crap photos etc). Luckily the tech guy was doing a course in my area and so i waited a week and he came on the day he was traveling here and so had time to kill. He showed me how to do one window and i was off after that.

    If only they did some videos i could easily have followed those. Apparently they have been talking about videos for 10 years, but no one will do them at the company.

    I needed 2 more tubes of the specialist silicone and 100 more tec screws. I was totally reliant on them providing what i needed, so they got this wrong. I pointed this out but they said it was up to me to check i had what i needed. They knew i was a DIY'er doing it for the first time so how am i to know how much silicone will be used and the screws.

    So for 100 colour coated tec screws and 2 tubes of sika flex it was £120 delivered.

    I have had to source the silicone myself and i had some brown capped tec screws from my shed roof i did last winter. So not that bad.

    I would not recommend Tata steel roofs if doing this yourself. The product is good, but the support is lousy. The installer option would probably removed these issues, but then the cost would be much higher.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. James Martin

    James Martin

    Joined:
    22 Nov 2017
    Messages:
    25
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Well done for giving it a go. You will be an expert on the next one.
     
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. tony1851

    tony1851

    Joined:
    23 Feb 2012
    Messages:
    9,431
    Thanks Received:
    1,408
    Location:
    Manchester
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Accord steel roofing, base in w.midlands, provides all you need and gives good service.
    My mono-pitch was 25m² and cost just under £1k, with fixings,caps and flashings.
     
    Last edited: 20 Oct 2018
  5. trevorbayliss

    trevorbayliss

    Joined:
    9 Jun 2014
    Messages:
    797
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes I am aware of these types but they are a different product. The screws are seen on these roofs and so are not as clean as the seamless type
     
  6. Sponsored Links
  7. tony1851

    tony1851

    Joined:
    23 Feb 2012
    Messages:
    9,431
    Thanks Received:
    1,408
    Location:
    Manchester
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes, I see your point; probably explains why the Tata system is more expensive.
     
  8. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page