Flat Roof Checklist helps architects ask the right questions

Choosing the right flat roof system can be a challenge, but if you ask the right questions, you’re half way there.

With this in mind, here is a unique tool for architects – a Flat Roof Checklist for Specifiers. Our checklist incorporates the key questions we, as roofing specialists, would ask you. To make the best use of a meeting with your roofing specialist, use this checklist to answer key questions and narrow down your choices in the right order.

The checklist comes with a guide to help you understand the significance of each question, prepared with our sales director and hugely experienced flat roofing expert Ross Finnie.

In this guide we will take you through the questions step by step, covering three key stages; the fundamentals, design factors and buildability. Asking and answering these questions will set you on the right path to a quality flat roof.

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Flat Roof Checklist for SpecifiersFollow the guide to the Flat Roof Checklist here:

  1. Employers Requirements, where we discuss design life, guarantees and sustainability to get us started;
  2. Aesthetics and Structure, covering your client’s aesthetic objectives and the roof structure you could be working with;
  3. Design Factors, including drainage and falls, insulation and U-Values, and upstand heights;
  4. Interfaces and Cost, including why interfaces and penetrations are so important, and
  5. Buildability Factors – The Flat Roof On Site, including programming, sequencing and protection questions.

Following our flat roofing checklist will enable you to address the right questions in the right order, and will help you work with your flat roofing specialist to help you and your client get the finish, performance and longevity you expect from your next flat roofing project.

Ross will be at the Architecture Today Hotel and Leisure Seminar in London on 27 November to talk about the checklist. Look out for news of this event and come along to ask him your questions.

Would you like a copy of the flat roof checklist to use yourself? You can download a copy here, or get in touch if you’d like some encapsulated ones with drywipe pens.