Which roofing options do you offer?

When you see most garden rooms that are pictured on social media, for example on Instagram or Facebook the building will typically will have an EPDM / Rubber flat roof.

By far, we would say that the most commonly used type of flat roof, used to build most garden rooms is a rubber roof or EPDM roof for sure- in matter most of our Bristol based customers insist on this option. However, when you contact our company, we can have a quick chat with you and explain the different options we can offer you over the phone.

Not only does the roof serve a functional purpose in protecting you and the contents of the building from the elements, but it can also help enhance your garden , by having a more decorative roof, for example, one constructed using cedar wooden tiles.

So, why not have a garden room built, that has a roof made of natural slate, wood or even steel?



What are the benefits of choosing a rubber roof or EPDM roof?

So we would say in excess of 75% of our customers opt for a rubber roof. This is often not chosen for the roofs appearance but due to the longevity a EPDM roof can offer.

What we mean by that is that a rubber roof will last long and need very little maintenance- if any at all. However, its important to know, this type of roof can’t be walked upon, that’s because you could puncture the rubber with say the grit that may well be on the sole of your shoe.
We would also say that many commercial roofs are now built using EPDM or rubber roofing as it’s more commonly referred to because this type of roof is inexpensive, quick to build, and very good at protecting the building from the rain.


Can you build a garden office or room with a roof that has wooden tiles?

When you think of a garden room, it will often be the centre of attention within your garden.
As you look out at the back of your property, lets say from the kitchen window, often the garden building will the building you will see the most. Therefore, some customers will want to spend that bit more on getting a roof built, that has a more ashetically appealing apperance, such as roof made using cedar wood.

Therefore, we can build a pitched roof and use wooden tiles made out of cedarwood.

This will look brilliant, and as the Cedar ages, the wood will change colour.


Do you offer to building “living roofs” or “green roofs”?

This is one of our most expensive roofing options, yet it’s one that some customers want because it can really enhance their garden.
It can allow plants and flowers to be built at a high elevation, allowing the garden room to blend more into its surroundings. That’s because as the plants grow, the roof can blend into the surrounding greenery of the trees and vegetation.

A living roof, for those that do not know is basically a flat roof, where you can grow plants; there will also be an integrated drainage system as well to allow water to soak away.

Now as you can imagine the extra weight of all that soil on top of the roof; it’s absolutely imperative that it’s reinforced and that the whole building is made extra strong, to be able to withhold the weight of that roof.

Making the roof structurally strong increases the cost, so opting for this roof is a more expensive option.

You might want, for example, to be growing wildflowers on the roof of your garden room.


Can you build a roof using Welsh slate?

Here in Great Britain, we still produce very high-quality Welsh slate. This type of roof has a fantastic appearance, and if you were to talk to most roofers, they would say that we here in Britain still make some of the best slate in the world.
Therefore not only does Welsh slate look fantastic on any roof, but it’s also very long-lasting and will provide excellent protection from the elements.


Would you like a roof made using metal sheeting?

We would say this is not a hugely popular option, yet its still a great roof, in terms of being relatively low cost to build and also long lasting.
We would say a steel roof, such as a roof made using corrugated steel sheets, is often used on garage roof, and not so often used as a roof on a garden room.

Some people like this industrial appearance; so you may want a pitched roof made of metal sheeting?
It’s important to note that metal sheeting also comes in different designs; you can have corrugated iron sheeting, which is galvanised and relatively simple in terms of how it’s constructed.

Then, there are more complicated types of metal sheeting with a sandwiched layer of insulation built into them.

We can, therefore, offer you so many different roofing options to choose from:

As you can see, there are so many different options regarding which roof option you want added to your garden room.
For example, you could have a living roof where wildflowers / plants can be grown o the roof, right through to industrial-style metal sheet roofing.


Why not produce your own energy?

Last but not least, we would highly recommend thinking about whether or not on your garden building you would like solar panels fitted to the roof.

As we all know, energy prices at the moment are pretty high, therefore the prospect of having a garden building constructed that needs more lighting and heating, well you might be worried about the running costs of purchasing a garden building?

However, you could add solar panels on the roof, which could harvest the sun’s rays and turn them into electricity.
You are, therefore, helping to protect the planet; you are also producing your own electricity, and we can easily add solar panels to the roof of any garden building.



Six days a week, we are busy offering free quotations to our customers to build our luxurious garden buildings. You might want to meet us in the morning, evening, or even on a Saturday? We can then supply you with a free quotation.
To book an appointment where we can come and see you and offer you a free quotation, then why not call us?




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