Flat roofs are no longer problematic

Flat roofs have developed a real bad name for themselves in the past because the traditional felt coverings don’t wear well at all with the British weather.   We are very pleased to be able to report that’s all changed now!   We have two flat roof construction systems which will allow you to simply get on with your life as you would with any other form of roof, both having guarantees of 20 years.


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Total Trade’s Flat Roof Construction Systems

GRP FlexiTec 2020

This Res-Tec product is perfect for new flat roof constructions and also to use to overlay an existing problematic flat roof.  GRP is the abbreviation for Glass Reinforced Plastic and means the product is a base of polyester resin which is reinforced with glass fibres.    This means it is incredibly strong, flexible, and crack and impact resistant.

Due to its unique technology, the product Is able to coat most roof surfaces, felt, asphalt, timber, fibreglass, metal and concrete.

FlexiTec 2020 can be used for any shape or size of roof or balcony area and will always provide a flexible, tough and seamless surface.

The system has many benefits:

  • Rapid drying – 60 minutes maximum walk over time
  • 20 year Guarantee (two coat application)
  • 10 year Guarantee (one coat application)
  • Coats any shape and style roof with no need for expansion joints
  • Anti-slip finish available for balconies and areas used to walk over
  • No heat required to apply
  • Can be applied in temperatures from 10c to 300c
  • Totally seamless – no joints or weak points


RubberCover EPDM

The Firestone RubberCover EPDM roofing system which we use is designed specifically for residential flat roofs.  Whether it be a small area such as a porch or small extension, or a larger area such as a double garage or large house extension, this system will keep your roof watertight for many years to come.

The system uses high performing EPDM rubber membranes and offers the following benefits:

  • 20 Year Guarantee
  • Large seamless sheets requiring no joints which could split in future
  • It has fantastic durability
  • Excellent value for money due to its long life cycle
  • It is environmentally friendly and allows the recovery of rainwater
  • Easy installation

This system makes the perfect roof covering for the warm roof insulation system – your roof would have both thermal, efficiency saving qualities and be totally weatherproof.


Warm Roof Insulation for Flat Roof Construction

Our warm roof insulation system allows the panels to be laid on top of your current flat roof, as long as it is in reasonable condition.  Traditional cold roof insulation systems require the existing roof surface to be removed, panels removed and replaced and then a new roof adding on top of the new insulation.  Warm roof insulation, therefore, drastically cuts down the hours of labour and materials to be skipped and removed.

As the warm roof insulation is laid over the whole surface of the roof, it is also more energy efficient than the traditional insulation systems, saving you further money over time.


If you need a new flat roof construction or have an existing problematic flat roof, look no further.  We are experts in the roofing and insulation systems we use.  For all your flat roof requirements in Doncaster and Scunthorpe (inc Sprotborough, Bawtry, Scawthorpe, Scawsby, Bessacarr and Cantley, simply get in touch and we will advise you of the best solution for your property.

If you are looking for a team of roofers in the Doncaster and Scunthorpe areas then call us at Total Trades Construction for a quotation. See our Google reviews here.

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