thinking about a zinc roof

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Please get in touch if you would like a free quotation. :D

yes please! for a flat roof 7metres wide x 4.8 drop.

Did your fibreglass roof not work out?

Long story, but I didn't get your mate to give me a quote - went with local guy. He covered the deck in resin but didn't lay any mat so joints leaked and rain peed through the ceiling below. He was going to come back next day and lay the mat but obviously that didn't happen. Your mate has given me a price to lay the grp but at the moment its just sheeted over until I decide what to do. I was livid/very depressed after this happened.
 
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just to give every one an up date , ive booked my self on a zinc roofing course at the end of september for laying VM zinc cant wait
 
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For a roof 7m x 4.8m with no penetrations (vent pipes or sky lights) it would cost around £2400 inc VAT. Thats £1300 materials and £1100 labour. The materials quoted would be VM Natural Zinc 670mm wide.

Just a word of warning Seka1980, it's not too hard learning how to fit zinc but where are you getting your specialist tools and machinery from??
A tray former alone costs £7000.00 and around £500.00 a day to hire if you can find a company willing. Of course you could make everything by hand but that would compromise the quality of the job.

I'm just trying to save you money in the long run, let me know if I can help.
 
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For a roof 7m x 4.8m with no penetrations (vent pipes or sky lights) it would cost around £2400 inc VAT. Thats £1300 materials and £1100 labour. The materials quoted would be VM Natural Zinc 670mm wide.

Just a word of warning Seka1980, it's not too hard learning how to fit zinc but where are you getting your specialist tools and machinery from??
A tray former alone costs £7000.00 and around £500.00 a day to hire if you can find a company willing. Of course you could make everything by hand but that would compromise the quality of the job.

I'm just trying to save you money in the long run, let me know if I can help.

cheers hardmetalking

any advice is much welcomed, which system do u normaly install?
from what ive found so far, the 2 main players are VM zinc and chorus, is this correct?

Im a bit like a human spunge at the moment sucking up new info all over the place, I love learning how things are done, and love the knowledge on these forums,

it makes me laugh, just the other day i was talking to a flat roofer who was working on our office roof he was 75 and had been doing it all his life, i asked him for advise and he said" No mate you dont want to be bothering with metal roofing, stick with felt", makes me laugh how some people cant embrace new methods
 
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Old skool...........they don't like change but metal roofs have been around for 100's of years, haven't heard of a felt roof lasting over 20!!

Corus sell a product called Falzinc, the cheapest product on the market and I WOULDN'T recommend it!

There are 2 main zinc suppliers VM zinc and Rhienzink. They both use the standing seam method of installation which is the easiest to use if you have the correct machinery.
I can use all the recommended systems when installing zinc, copper, stainless steel or aluminium.

I would gaurantee a zinc roof for at least 80 years, don't know a felt roofer giving that gaurantee. :D
 
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what about corus Colorcoat Urban, this seems to be their standards domestic roofing system now, is this the same as Falzinc? i got them to send me a sample through and it looked pretty good
 
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It seems like a excellent product but in true Corus style they're mis elling a product again. I would question detailing against abutments and complecated roof shapes and soldering/welding is a definate no go which rules out a lot of applications.
Perfect for a high pitch mono ridge rectangular roof with no penetrations or abutments........................do these excist????????????

Companies have been trying to replicate traditional roofing for years with a cheap alternative, if it was possible we'd all be doing it, you can't beat the real thing.
 
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Always willing to give someone a go!
I have some copper cladding work on one of the Olympic arenas if you're interested. A bit of a drive for you but very educational :LOL:
 
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I have a flat roofed extension with a slight pitch back to the original bungalow gutter. The communal gutter is rubbish and leaking. The extensions is about 5 metres square. There are no pipes or anything else protuding through the roof surface. I do need to get the guttering replaced and would like a quote for that and recovering the roof which is currently felted. Thank you
I've fitted zinc to 14 residential properties this year!! It's the most popular material for domestic use due to cost, but that said copper would be cheaper than lead by a mile unless you wanted green copper which is very expensive.
Zinc is probably the most modern of products and has come a long way in the past 10 years. It is available in a number of colours and I recently replaced a zinc roof on a church which lasted 124 years!!
Please get in touch if you would like a free quotation. :D
 
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If you click on hardmetalking`s name - on his posts - you get to his profile and there is his e.mail :idea: . I`m going to give him a mail myself ;)
 
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Old skool...........they don't like change but metal roofs have been around for 100's of years, haven't heard of a felt roof lasting over 20!!

Corus sell a product called Falzinc, the cheapest product on the market and I WOULDN'T recommend it!

There are 2 main zinc suppliers VM zinc and Rhienzink. They both use the standing seam method of installation which is the easiest to use if you have the correct machinery.
I can use all the recommended systems when installing zinc, copper, stainless steel or aluminium.

I would gaurantee a zinc roof for at least 80 years, don't know a felt roofer giving that gaurantee. :D


Hardmetalking Felt can last longer than 20 years
As an apprentice in the early eighties we re-roofed a Dairy farmers extension roof (60m2)with a burgundy coloured elastomeric torch on felt it was called Derbigum & finished with a coat of silver reflective paint
It was 4-5mm thick-was a job lot from a merchants.
Two years ago the new tenants called me after a storm as a tree had broken & landed on the roof.
I got the chain saw & removed the tree, brushed the roof down & voila, apart from losing some silver paint the roof was as flat as the day it was laid, seams all bang on.I tried to lift some seams, but no way they were solid.We re-painted the decking as per customers request.
I cannot see this roof deterioating for a while yet & would not be surprised to see it last for 40 years or more. We did another roof with it, a large roof with 200m2.At the time it was laid on a tacked vapour barrier , a layer of 2mm then finished with Derbigum & silver paint.
A joiner years later replaced all the fascia on all four sides, breaking all the felt welted drips around the perimeter & after a bad storm & 80+mph winds the entire felt roof tore free & deposited itself 40 yards away in the car park-in one piece thats 400kg vapour barrier 520kg underlay & 1000 kg of cap sheet, along with nails & paint-over two tons of felt lifted & dropped 40 yards away & never broke up.I never see that felt nowadays but Its the dogs *******s

BTW http://www.derbigum.com/EN just found it & it lasts over thirty years
 

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