Flat roofing from Cambridge Polymer Roofing

Cambridge Polymer Roofing

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Roofing Systems

An overview of the various flat roofing systems supplied and installed by Cambridge Polymer Roofing. Call us on (01223) 471777 to discuss your requirements.

Fully adhered roof systems

A fully adhered roofing system will typically consist of a structural deck, adhered vapour control layer, adhered thermal insulation and adhered membrane. The type of membrane chosen will generally be determined by the level of aesthetic requirement.The vapour control layer is generally a self-adhesive felt or traditional bituminous felt vapour control layer (3B, 5U etc) adhered to the substrate using synthetic cold bitumen or hot bitumen.

Mechanically fixed roofing systems

Mechanically fastened systems are suitable for both new and refurbishment projects of any size, proving cost efficient roofing systems for exposed applications.

Ideally suited to projects where wind uplift is high, fast installation is required or the attachment of the existing roofing system is unsatisfactory, mechanically fastened systems are extensively used for large, lightweight metal decked structures such as distribution and logistics centres, warehouses, supermarkets, workshops etc.

Ballasted Roofs

A ballasted roof is one where the roofing membrane is restrained by means of either gravel or paving slabs. Green roofs are also classed as ballasted roofs but are covered in a specific section.

Green roofs

Cambridge Polymer Roofing provides three types of green roofs - extensive, intensive and biodiverse.

Extensive Green Roofs

Extensive Green Roofing systems consist of lightweight, naturalistic planting that provides extensive plant cover with minimal maintenance and a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Little modification of the roof environment, ensuring suitability for new or refurbishment applications
  • Naturalistic style planting systems, that require minimal care, irrigation and maintenance
  • A thin layer of lightweight growing mediums, typically between 65mm and 150mm
  • A wide range of grass, herbaceous, succulent and moss species, that establish self-sustaining plant communities
  • Suitability for use on roof slopes (from 0 to 35° slope), with measures possibly needed above 5° Pitches greater than 35° may be accommodated subject to design

Typically weighing 80 to 90 kg m². (saturated system weight) lighter variations can be specified, but the membrane will require independent attachment

Intensive Green Roofs

Intensive Green Roofing Systems are planted areas generally consisting of perennials, shrubs, trees and/or turf, effectively creating a traditional English garden at roof level.

Generally laid out in sections to include usable areas of terraces and paths, alternating with intensively planted areas and planters, these systems require the consideration of many different criteria, including:

  • Frost hardiness of plants
  • Resistance to damage by wind
  • Growth rate
  • Compatibility/competition with other plants
  • Resistance to extreme climatic conditions
  • Resistance to pests and diseases, which may be prevalent under these extreme conditions

Similarly, an Intensive system will require intensive care, irrigation and long term maintenance. This will include weeding and removal of unwanted vegetation, cutting and trimming of plants and preventative measures to protect plants against pests and diseases.

Biodiverse Green Roofs

A Biodiverse Green Roofing system is designed to enhance the specific requirements of local flora and fauna. As such, its construction above the Sarnafil membrane level is dependent on the client’s environmental objectives and any local planning constraints. The benefits of a biodiverse green roof include:

  • Little modification of the roof environment, ensuring the suitability for new or refurbishment applications
  • Natural self-sustaining plant communities that require minimal care, irrigation and maintenance
  • A thin layer of lightweight growing mediums, typically between 65mm and 150mm
  • Suitability for use on roof slopes (from 0 to 35° slope), with measures possibly needed above 5°, pitches greater than 35° may be accommodated subject to design.
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