Who Are We?
Welcome to Smarden Fibreglass Company, a company dedicated to the installation of quality water proofing systems for your flat roofs and other needs.
On this site you will find examples of what we do.
Why Choose Fibreglass?
Fibreglass or GRP is better than your conventional felt. It looks better, is harder wearing, lasts longer and is lighter meaning less weight and stress on your roof. It is also much easier to repair if for any reason it becomes damaged. GRP can also be used to replace lead. Again it is a lot lighter and more importantly it has no value to thief’s! Fibreglass has been used on boats for over 60 years and is still the number 1 choice of material. It is easy to see why it’s now been adapted for your roofs.
How It Works
We start with a typical roof of traditional felt over timber that has reached the end of its life. A roof that leaks and has already gone through systematic repair over the years to seal against leaks.We then form a completely new deck using sterling OSB3 conditioned boards. These tongue and grooved boards in 2400mm x 600mm are laid to staggered joints to form a completely new decking Once the entire roof area is decked we apply all the detail to the new roof. Fixing trims as required to form the first part of the monolithic Advanced Roofing Solutions roof system.Once all the trims are in place each joint is carefully laminated with GRP 450gm bandage to provide additional structural strength at all joints and roof detail.
Once the deck and trim details are completed the roof is laminated.
Resins are formulated for the job they have to do. They are more flexible than ordinary GRP polyesters, have low shrink characteristics (all polyesters shrink as they cure!) have low styrene emissions making them more environmentally friendly and safer to use. We use a specially formulated roofing resin developed to provide a flexible high performance covering that will outperform the competition.
The roof is finally sealed with a further coating of polyester topcoat. This is pigmented to improve both the final appearance of the roof and to seal the fibres in the surface against any water ingress. The topcoat can be pigmented in any colour, although we recommend a light grey colour to diminish thermal gain. The topcoat will also stop any UV transmission into the body of the GRP layer and allows additional coatings to be applied to provide a choice of finished textures.
Were do I start! I have been roofing for many years now, my dad would take me on jobs from a young age. We were brought up old school and there was no such thing as pocket money; If we wanted it we had to earn it; a moral that will never leave me!
So being up on the roofs for my dad has given me the opportunity to learn all aspects of roofing including tiling, slating and of course GRP.
So you see I am not one of the many cowboy builders that have heard about Fibreglass and jumped on the wagon. I’ve been roofing many years now and love evolving with the technology!
Lady Lodge Farm
Burnt House Lane