SPRA launches Homeowners Guide to Single Ply Roofing

The Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) has published a new Homeowner Guide for Single Ply Roofing to raise awareness and provide helpful guidance to homeowners seeking a durable roofing solution with low environmental impact for their home renovation or construction project.

The guide provides concise help on design, materials, choosing a manufacturer and contractor, insurance and durability. There are also useful checklists for key stages such as obtaining quotations.

As the number of homeowners in the UK opting to renovate their properties, rather than move home, continues to grow, the search is on to find construction solutions that have low environmental impact, but that are both durable and more cost effective.

The Association says nowhere is this more evident than in the roofing sector, where single ply roofing has experienced rapid growth in recent years due to its versatility, durability and low environmental properties in comparison to other types of membrane waterproofing.

Jim Hooker, technical director at SPRA, commented: “Single ply roofing membranes can be used on all kinds of roof shapes from flat to pitched as well as curved and spherical, so it’s suited to almost any design challenge. While it’s been widely used in commercial building in the UK since the 1970s, it’s still relatively new in the domestic market, but people are beginning to recognise the merits that such a solution brings.

“At SPRA, our role is to maintain the highest standard of products and installation, and the Homeowners Guide is designed to do exactly this by providing information about the whole process, from selection through to application and maintenance, so that the best possible results are achieved on any given renovation or improvement project.”

The Homeowners Guide to single ply roofing is now available as a free download from the SPRA website