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GRP Fibreglass Flat Roofing

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Cure-it GRP

GRP fibreglass flat roofing

will outlast and outperform virtually any other traditional material. for a flat roof fibreglass flat roofs is the same material as used for the hull of a boat. Perhaps you have used fibreglass in the passed sometime? I’m sure you will remember once the resin starts to cure. We always have customers asking about the strong odour, Curing process is about 10 to 15 min. That’s when it is the strongest.

There are three main options available when it comes to domestic flat roof construction:

  1. EPDM, rubber
  2. Green mineral (Torch-on) felt
  3. GRP fiberglass flat roofing


This option is a good choice for a larger area or a small roof with no detail, it’s ideal for green roofs and looks very nice when it’s fitted correctly.

We have been to a few installations where it’s failed, but on both occasions, it has not been installed correctly and leaked after two years. So, it is not the fault of the product itself!

GRP Fibreglass Flat roofing

EPDM rubber bubbling

EPDM rubber can be fitted on OSB or Plywood decking and comes with an impressive life expectancy of over 50-years.

It is available in very large sheets up to 12m wide by 30m long. Rolls up to 60m long can be ordered.

These sheets are bonded to the boards with special adhesive (glue) a process which takes around 10 to 15 min to “go tacky.”

Then the sheet will take to the glue, properly if the sheet is laid to quick it will cause air pockets and bubbling, as pictured.

Green mineral (Torch-on) felt

Green mineral is a tried and tested roof covering with some roofing contractor offering up to a 30-year guarantee. So’

How long does a flat roof last. A torch on felt roof can last up to 30-years but the average will be more like 8 to 12 years depending on (1).How the roofs been installed, and (2).How exposed it is,

It’s now getting to be a specialist type of roof covering, just with the cost involved with public liability insurance (Hot Works). In terms of naked flames, we stopped installing felt roofs about 15 years ago due to the dangers involved with gas flames etc.

What is a Fibreglass Flat Roof

We specialise in Fibreglass flat roofs and balconies and have done for over 25-years throughout Cumbria and Southwest Scotland.

Why do we think fibreglass is the best system for a flat roof or balcony and what is

  1. Fibreglass flat roofs are lightweight, completely seamless, and can be installed without the use of naked flames,
  2. The fibreglass roofing trims are pre-made in 3 meter lengths and give a perfectly straight finish along all edges,
  3. GRP fibreglass resins along with the (CSM) chop strand matting are the best on the market for repairability from a small fix to a complete new covering, liquid applied resin with the (CSM) will make a seamless invisible repair,

Installing a GRP Fibreglass flat roof.

The only downfall with installing a GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) Fiberglass Roof is the weather, It’s very weather dependent and can’t be installed in showery conditions or below 5 degrees

On larger flat roofs we often do these in sections its imposable to get the right weather window to strip off the whole roof and leave it open to the elements over night. A flat roof is very difficult to keep the water out if the weather changes

grp roofing details:

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GRP fibreglass flat roofing is the proven solution to problems associated with flat roofs. The single-ply GRP laminate can be installed to any size and is the best option for a flat roof with lots of detail.

  • Orangery roofs
  • Balconies
  • roof valleys
  • Flat roofs with lots of detail is ideal for the fiberglass system from Cure-it

This is where the benefits of a liquid system comes in.

For example, Soil pipes, skylights, OR” Air conditioning units, fixings, Ext.

Seamless liquid system

GRP can be moulded around all details and to any degree of complexity, without any seams, welds or joints all with a 25-year guarantee. and the option of any BS colour ideal for balconies with a non-slip finish available. grp flat roof construction details are about the best on the market:

Here are some of the many benefits of choosing Abbey Roofing Cumbria:


  • We can help with old flat roofs, where the repairs may be possible. “If the problems localised, but if a roof is showing signs of wear and tear, It’s best (and long-term more cost-effective) to replace the whole roof.
  • Abbey Roofing services cover Cumbria and Southern Scotland including the Scottish islands.
  • We are a professional, competent roofing company who are willing to take on all aspects of roofing and flat roofing.
  • We can offer a free quotation and advice on a roofing project your planning and can include travel and accommodation if required.

If you are looking for advice on green roofs then contact us now for a free no obligation quotation same day call out in Cumbria OR Dumfries

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Duncan McNeil
Duncan McNeil
09:54 14 Feb 20
The guys worked through all kinds of horrible January weather to get the job done. High quality work with high quality materials so highly recommended.
Jonathan Millican
Jonathan Millican
07:46 08 Oct 19
Called Abbey Roofing when i found a leak in the roof of the house that was causing rising damp. Jim came round within 24 hrs and was superb. The problem was quickly diagnosed and dealt with by the end of the week. Excellent job and great customer service. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Danny Bull
Danny Bull
16:22 30 Sep 19
robert murphy
robert murphy
12:51 28 Sep 19
Excellent service facsia and soffits capped and looking great, very quick and efficient would recommend and use again.
Sam Verry
Sam Verry
16:16 31 Aug 19
We needed some new guttering on an old property we recently purchased as the existing guttering was causing us some damp issues, Abbey roofing gave us a reasonable quote and started the work within a few days of us accepting the quote. The work was completed professionally and to a very high standard. I have since had abbey roofing back to carry out some work on the roof and again I am really pleased with the work. Would highly recommend these guys.
Lee Preston
Lee Preston
11:26 12 May 19
Looks great, top workmanship, efficiently done and in a short time!
08:16 25 Apr 18
Prompt response, arrived to look at job when he said, gave a thorough account of what needed done, we agreed a price. The next fine day he arrived early with another worker and job done before end of day. Prompt, efficient, professional and reliable. My old cast iron guttering now looks like new and doesn't leak....hurray! Thanks James.
james thomas
james thomas
17:48 08 Mar 18
I have used James and his roof firm twice now and have had fantastic service each time. He is very quick to provide advice and all his work is timely and of a great standard . I would happily recommend and will be using him again in future .
arron weaver
arron weaver
15:01 28 Oct 16
Great price, no hidden costs, professional and friendly service, the results were simply stunning. would recommend to anyone. Thank you to all the team. Great work!
Michael Seidelmann
Michael Seidelmann
14:56 14 Oct 16
Jim and his team have been carrying out several jobs at our cottage, including re-roofing and guttering. We are delighted with both the level of service and the quality of work. Happy to recommend.
Ed Hagerty
Ed Hagerty
19:31 13 Oct 16
We’ve been restoring a house in Cumbria and over the years we’ve had tradespeople from across the spectrum. I can comfortably say that Jim and his team are in the very top of the list in terms of quality, price and service. They did a flat roof for us, some lead work and a variety of other external work, all of the highest quality. If Jim provides the service, you need look nowhere else. We’d trust him with any job, large or small.
Katherine Massey
Katherine Massey
14:11 26 Mar 15
Jim and Chris recently carried out outstanding work to our fibreglass roof on a listed building. We were delighted with the standard of workmanship, service, communication and the 25 year guarantee. The work was carried out in a timely and professional manner and was also reasonable in terms of cost. We were lucky to get some dry weather and guys that really know what they are doing. Thanks Jim, much appreciated! I will recommend you to family, friends and anyone I come across!
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