Best practice roofing

Issue date December 2016


Do not

Currently no issues.


Flat roofs

The use of flat roofs in new work should be kept to an absolute minimum. Whenever possible a pitched roof, with a reasonable eaves overhang, should be used.

Insurance backed guarantee
A high performance specification must be used giving at least an insurance backed 20 year minimum joint guarantee between the supplier and the approved roofing contractor for both labour and materials. Details of existing guarantees are to be held by the core consultant.

Where possible, the same suppliers' standard specification should be used for each roof.


Do / ensure

Balloon pipe guards

Must be fitted to the top of all downpipes.