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  1. Hi Barrie
    I would suggest giving the Metrotile sales team a call on 01249 658514, you will find them very helpful and they have a full list of independant installers nationwide. I’m sure they will be able to point you in the right direction.
    I have also found them to be very competitive on price too and cheaper than similar steel roofing systems.

    I have just tried to call them for you but being as it’s Saturday I think the office is closed.

  2. Hi
    Thanks I will give them a ring, I’m thinking of having it done when the weather gets a bit better .I have a steel roof which done about 30 years ago its ok but would like to upgrade, have you any idea of the price.

    1. Hi Barrie,

      I actually work for a British Manufacturer of this type of roofing, i came across your details on here, we specialize in this type of roofing please visit our website – http://www.britmet.co.uk

      If you would like to call me my DD is 01295 228 212 alternatively my office number is 01295 250 998

      I would like to provide you a price for the roofing products and one better we imitate British profiles! and will more than likely be more cost effective, as well we have a specialist roofer i can put you in contact with who specializes in this type of re-roofing

      Best Regards
      Hugh Mclaughlin
      Britmet Tileform Ltd

    2. Hi Barrie,

      I work for a British Manufacturer of the Tile effect panels you seek!
      Our website is – http://www.britmet.co.uk

      If you would like to call me my dd is 01295 228 712
      We are a British manufacturer of this type of roofing, and of course that comes with it’s benefits.

      Cost effective, are profiles are to immitate that of British roofing products.
      Please do feel free to contact me and i will also be able to provide you with a roofing contractor who specialises in these roofing projects to.
      Regards
      Hugh Mclaughlin
      Britmet Tileform Ltd
      Tel 01295 228 712

      HiThanks I will give them a ring, I’m thinking of having it done when the weather gets a bit better .I have a steel roof which done about 30 years ago its ok but would like to upgrade, have you any idea of the price.

      HiThanks I will give them a ring, I’m thinking of having it done when the weather gets a bit better .I have a steel roof which done about 30 years ago its ok but would like to upgrade, have you any idea of the price.

      HiThanks I will give them a ring, I’m thinking of having it done when the weather gets a bit better .I have a steel roof which done about 30 years ago its ok but would like to upgrade, have you any idea of the price.

      HiThanks I will give them a ring, I’m thinking of having it done when the weather gets a bit better .I have a steel roof which done about 30 years ago its ok but would like to upgrade, have you any idea of the price.

  3. HiThanks I will give them a ring, I’m thinking of having it done when the weather gets a bit better .I have a steel roof which done about 30 years ago its ok but would like to upgrade, have you any idea of the price.

    HiThanks I will give them a ring, I’m thinking of having it done when the weather gets a bit better .I have a steel roof which done about 30 years ago its ok but would like to upgrade, have you any idea of the price.

  4. Hi, this may not be directly related but they are building a new house with a coated steel standing seam roof nearby which looks fantastic I think and would probably be suitable for a BISF house (being lightweight).

    Not exactly sure of costs but I’ve seen figures ranging from £15/m^3 for the roofing material alone to £75 fitted. If we can get finance I’d certainly be interested.

    I took some photos but I only had my phone on me and they came out pretty badly, so in the meantime (till I take my camera) here’s one from the manufacturer’s website ( http://www.colorcoat-online.com/en/products/exterior_products/colorcoat_urban/ )

    Ed

  5. Hi Ed, I hope you and yours are having a great Christmas. That roof looks really good and much smarter having wider panels. They also have a good range of colours (although I prefer the grey in your pic) and they even do cladding panels which would look a lot smarter than the white UPVC that most people use. The white UPVC can get very dirty and is not easy to clean but the grey would look better for longer before cleaning is required. Nice find Ed.

  6. Hi Marc, we’ve had a good Christmas here, I hope you have too! I’m glad you liked it, it seemed like it might be a good option and in my opinion smarter and more contemporary looking than the steel imitation tiles that are usually used for reroofing. The only issue I see is that it needs to be applied to an 18mm ply or OSB deck – I’m not sure if most BISF reroofing systems incorporate this, or if the steel tiles are nailed to timber battens instead?

    I know what you mean about the UPVC cladding – the other half of this pair has it and it does get algal growth or staining on it quite quickly, especially on the West facing side. I expect coated steel would be more expensive but also more durable (40 year guarantee). I think I have actually seen something that looks very much like this roofing material used to reclad the upstairs of a BISF house, placed vertically rather than horizontally. It was somewhere in northern England in a post that gave a google street view link.

    Ed

    1. Hi Ed, Yes your right, most of the current steel roofing systems are attached to timber battens that have been screwed horizontally onto the roofs frame. I shouldn’t think over boarding would be a problem. It’s a slight inconvenience that the framework of the roof is made from tubular rolled steel but if flat battens can be applied, boarding should be just as easy.
      Christmas has been great thanks, were currently in the Canaries for a few months to escape the British weather and from what I’ve been seeing on the news, we left just in time. (Jan 1st)
      We have our grown up lads looking after the house and I hope we have a house to return to lol. If it’s not destroyed by them it will be the storms :0)
      I will only be able to make a few limited posts as the internet here is a little slow to say the least. Around 56kb I think and I have vowed to never moan about my homes broadband again lol.
      I will check in as often as I can and in the meantime have a great new year!

  7. Hi
    Just had a quick look at the site, it’s says it is suitable for over roofing as I already have a steel roof this could be an option. I would have to look at the cost.

    Regards Barrie

  8. Hi Barrie
    Thank you so much for sharing your images and for keeping us up to date with your roof project.

    I must say, the results look excellent and I’m in no doubt that this is one of the most rewarding and possibly most necessary improvements anyone can carry out to improve the property.

    In fact I would like to give your project it’s own separate individual post listing so that we can share your experience with other members who may also be considering the upgrade.

    Did you select Britmet in the end as your chosen roofing system and if so which installers carried out the work and how long did it take to complete.
    Did you face any issues with the asbestos removal or any other aspect of the project?
    I also see in your image that you have a new flue or flue liner installed, was that part of the project or an earlier addition?

    So many questions to ask you Barrie :0)

    Please let me know if it’s ok to create a dedicated post for your project and a brief outline of your project from start to finish would be great too.

    Thanks for sharing Barrie!

  9. Hi
    Yes used Britmet profile 49 to match the extension roof and DJC Lightweight roofing did the work,which took about a week to complete.I had a steel roof before so no asbestos to remove,the flue was put in by the council about 30 years ago,I think the roofer cleaned it. Yes it’s ok to start a dedicated post.

    Regards Barrie