This is a case study of a leaking flat roof with bituminous felt underneath being sealed using Elastathane 25.

Elastathane next day primer was installed on to a leaking torch on felted roof.
(Elastathane Primer must be used to warrant the 25 year guarantee)

There are 2 types of primer available:
Rapid Primer – top coat needs to be installed within 12 hours
Next Day Primer – minimum of 12 hours (max 4 months) required before applying top coat

Application Details:

Primer between 35-50m2 per 5kg tub
Top coat Elastathane 25 16m2 per 25kg can and 3.8m2 per 6kg can
Apply with a roller or a paintbrush when roof substrate is dry.

We came back the next day and painted the Elastathane 25 over the primed area using a roller and a paint brush.
The product will settle and level flat after a few hours of application.

Visit our Elastathane 25 page for more detailed information on how Elastathane 25 can help with your flat roofing projects.

The Roto Comfort i8 is a ground-breaking new development that redefines the meaning of comfort and ease of use in the context of roof windows.
It’s an automatically operated roof window with no visible drive components to spoil the view. The drive technology is concealed within the window and opens it significantly quicker than the systems used in conventional electric roof windows.

Smart Technology allows the window to be operated via infrared, Smart phone or with a Beka Box.

You don’t just see smart technology, you sense it.

The window closes automatically when it rains with 4-way central locking system and so its extra secure and better sealed with that peace of mind included.

Find out more about the New Designo Roto Comfort i8 roof window.

Grant Barlow will be here at our offices demonstrating the new RotoQ roof windows.
Come down to find out more and get some free goodies.

We are proud to be the first UK stockist of the new RotoQ roof windows.
Roto are renown for their innovative roof windows and the high quality of their products.
The RotoQ is NEW for 2015 and has many features and benefits that make it stand out from the rest.

RotoQ Roof Windows

Easy to install with the latest ‘push fit’ system, each installation step has a resounding click on correct completion resulting in a fast error free installation.

So mark the 16th June in your diary and come on down to the Frank Ratcliffe Roofing Centre to see the NEW RotoQ in action.
You’ll get a friendly welcome, a brew and Grant will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding installation and usage of the new RotoQ roof window.

For more information visit out RotoQ page.

John Ratcliffe

What does it all mean?
Well as from the 1st March 2015 any competent roofer installing roofs on either a new build or as a member of the NFRC must adhere to this new regulation.
Basically the UK has been split into five zones based on whether severity.
In the North West we are zone 2 unless you are 100m above sea level then you will be classified as zone three.
BS5534 requires roofers to use pre-graded roofing battens from the likes of John Brash, these would be the red ones, they can be either 25 x 50mm or 25 x 38mm.
This new regulation also calls for the taping of all lap joints on your felt and using a good quality breathable felt is essential.
We now stock Klober TR21 adhesive tape available in 25m rolls by 50mm wide. We will soon be stocking Klober Permoforte SK breather membrane at 50 x 1.5m which includes the lap tape top and bottom of the roll at £120 plus Vat per roll.

We are pleased to finally announce the opening of our new sales counter.

New Sales Counter

It’s bright, clean, and has a fresh feel to it. The vinyl flooring was just installed today & we’ve had a new front door installed and suspended ceiling with led lights.
We have also had a complete rewire and central heating installed.
This creates a better more comfortable shopping experience.
We have a vast array of hand tools and clothing on display and also have the option of ordering any tool via the Toolbank website which is available to view online at the sales counter. Products can be ordered and delivered into stock next day.
We are looking to become a more efficient company, this includes a new warehouse facility and organisation of all stock so that we can produce a rapid picking service and get deliveries out faster.
Over the next few months we shall be improving the business in a few areas which will also include being more proactive and contacting our customers to update our database and offer weekly/monthly offers via email or mobile.

Please feel free to pop in for a look around, you’ll get a brew & a biscuit while you browse.

Look forward to seeing you and thanks for your continued support John

We recently had a Flexim Roof Putty demonstration day hosted by Marco from Flexim. Marco did around 30 demonstrations to all customers who came down to the shop.
It proved a big success with orders being taken on the day.

Points that were covered on the day were;

  • Will take a wind speed of 110 mph
  • Can be used as low as – 20 degrees c ( no need for frost proofer )
  • Can rain straight after application and will not run nor cause any problems
  • Will store for years as long as air tight sealed.
  • No wastage just use your cut off pieces
  • Unbelievable sticking power
  • Will move with your roof as always remains flexible
  • No cracking or mortar falling down the roof ever again.
  • Can be used for pointing against old mortar.
  • Will last for many years and can be painted
  • Will last for up to 12 years if left in original packaging

Marco will be coming back soon to do more demonstrations. We shall keep you informed.

We have over 70 boxes of this product available in Grey, Black, Red and Brown.

Contact John on 01617244004 or e-mail us with your requirements.

For more information visit our Flexim Roof Putty page and why not download our Flexim Roof Putty pdf brochure.

We love Lagan Roof Tiles, they are exceptional quality.
They seem to be the only manufacturers who’ve got the Old English or Rustic colour bang on.
The tiles are made slower and therefore they take more time in manufacture which produces a great quality product.

We stock the following roof tiles from Lagan:

  • Lagan Flats in Smooth Grey and Old English
  • Lagan Square Tops in Old English and Smooth Grey
  • Lagan Double Roll in Smooth Brown, Smooth Grey and Old English
    • IKOslate is a fully recyclable roof tile manufactured from recycled and re- engineered plastics and rubber tyres.

      IKOslate is moulded to look just like quarried slate with a realistic “slate grey” finish.

      Easy to install IKOslate allows the roofer to deliver a roof with the look and feel of real slate faster and more economically than previously possible.

      Can be installed using conventional power tools – tiles can be nailed down using a hammer or nail gun and can be cut with a hacksaw or jigsaw.

      I love independents !

      Frrc are an independent merchant, this means we are not part of a group. I think that being independent means that you can give customers that little bit extra in care and prices.

      We go the extra mile for our customers, we are proud of our exceptional personal service and hope you will be too.