Goats on the Roof

Name of project:  Goats on the Roof Cafe
Location:  Fontburn, Rothbury
System:  TPE single ply mechnanically fixed
Product:  Spectraplan SM120 light grey
Contractor:  Redhead Roofing
Size:  300m2

Rarely included in building contracts are specifications allowing roof top access for climbing goats.  But that is exactly what Newcastle-based contractor Redhead Roofing LLP faced after winning a contract to install the green roof system for a new build visitor centre and cafe, called Goats on the Roof, at Fontburn near Rothbury.

IKO Spectraplan SM120 dark grey was specified and installed to the 300m2 roof area, ready to receive a green roof system.  The system provides a sustainable green roof covering and provides the perfect playground for a rare breed of climbing goat called the Bagot, resident at Fontburn.

Fitting a system which allows goats to access and climb around the roof top certainly is a unique job and the most unusual challenge faced by Redhead Roofing in the company’s 25 year history.

Spectraplan is only available in the UK from SIG Design & Technology and can only be installed by an IKO Single Ply trained and licensed contractor.

Goats on the Roof Case Study