Single-Ply Membrane

Whether you’re looking to transform an existing roof or install a new roof as part of a new build, a single-ply membrane is the most logical choice for flat roofing in Dorset.

Here at The Pitched Roofing Company, we pride ourselves on being the number one choice for installing single-ply membranes that last. Our prices are the most affordable around, and our environmental policy dictates our approach to waste management, recycling and hazardous waste disposal.

Whatever your requirements are, our team are well-equipped to handle them with professionalism and efficiency. We can build warm roofs where the insulation sits on top of the rafters followed by the plywood and membrane. Conversely, we can also install cold roofs where the roof is insulated below the rafters instead. Regardless of which option you opt for, you can expect a world-class service delivered by our industry experts.

What is a Single-Ply Membrane?

Single ply membrane has come a long way since its introduction as EPDM in the 60’s. Currently the materials being manufactured are the most advanced roofing products available today.

It is a single layer waterproofing sheet and is a synthetic polymer based material sealed at the joints with heat, adhesive or mechanical means, it can be adhered, mechanically fixed and/or ballasted into flat, pitched or green roof systems.

Single ply roofs are lightweight, flexible, cost effective, swift to install and safe, which makes them increasingly popular for both new build and refurbishment projects.

Benefits of Single Ply Membranes

• Over 50-year track record
• A well-managed sector with its own Trade Association (SPRA)
• Suitable for new build and refurbishment applications
• Low capital cost and cost in use
• Safe, rapid and clean installation
• Some products available in a wide range of RAL colours
• Some products suitable for cost-effective alternative to metal roofing
• Simple to repair and modify
• Suitable for photovoltaic system installation
• Variety of sustainability characteristics including zero life cycle impact.

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Benefits of Single-Ply Flat Roofing in Dorset

The list of benefits is virtually endless with the key benefits being that single-ply membranes are:

Highly Resistant

Single-ply membranes are built with an impressive resistance to not just the elements but to ultraviolet radiation too. This is excellent news as the rooftop is easily the most exposed surface of any property. No matter how much exposure your roof receives to the sun or how much wind and rain is thrown at it, it’ll keep on going. With regular maintenance, single-ply flat roofing in Poole can last a lifetime.


When compared to other materials that are readily available, single-ply membranes are far more eco-friendly when it comes to their production and longevity. They can also be easily recycled. Plus, a single-ply membrane can be utilised as part of a green roof installation. This is a roof installation that is completely covered with vegetation.

This vegetation serves a dual purpose. First, it provides a natural habitat for local wildlife such as songbirds. Second, it provides a form of natural filtration helping to remove pollutants and chemicals from the air and rainwater.


You might think that single-ply membrane flat roofing in Dorset would not be as durable as its counterparts, but you would be mistaken. A system installed by The Pitched Roofing Company is rated to last for up to 20 years with regular maintenance and with a manufacturer’s guarantee. This makes it a highly cost-effective option that won’t need replacing or patching up every few years.

Fire Retardant

Single-ply roofing in Bournemouth and Poole is comprised in such a way that makes it uniquely suited to properties where fire safety is a consideration. Most single-ply membranes are manufactured to be fire resistant and, in some cases, even self-extinguishing. Such characteristics not only protect a customer’s investment but could also prove to be a lifesaver too.

These are just a few of the key benefits of single-ply membranes; other benefits include:

• Suitable for New Builds and Refurbishment Projects
• Can be Adhered and Mechanically Fixed
• Wide Variety of Colours and Specifications
• Lightweight
• Excellent Reflective Properties
• Ideal for Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Properties
• Designed to Prevent Standing Water
• Aesthetically Pleasing

This innovative product can even be used to modernise older felt systems. The membrane can quickly and easily be laid over old felt roofs, a service which is in high demand especially in the domestic sector.

Unparalleled Insulating Properties

Single-ply membranes are built with an impressive resistance to not just the elements but to ultraviolet radiation too. This is excellent news as the rooftop is easily the most exposed surface of any property. No matter how much exposure your roof receives to the sun or how much wind and rain is thrown at it, it’ll keep on going. With regular maintenance, single-ply flat roofing in Poole can last a lifetime.

Warm Roof or Cold Roof?

Approximately a quarter of household heating is lost through roofs not being insulated in line with building regulations. The advantage of a warm roof installation is that your property will benefit from increased thermal performance with the trade-off being a slightly higher roof profile. Insulation is installed on top of the existing surface, thereby ensuring that the entire roof structure is insulated. Not only is this far more energy efficient, but it also helps to negate the presence of condensation which can cause damp related issues.

A cold roof on the other hand is where insulation is installed between the rafters, plugging any empty space. It, however, does not insulate the rafters, so the cold will conduct through the rafters into the room below. This is a process that is known as thermal bridging and happens because wooden rafters are far more efficient at conducting heat than insulation.
While a cold roof can be insulated in the same manner as a warm roof after the fact, the process is time-consuming, highly disruptive, and expensive.

Standing Seam Profiles

Single-ply membranes can be further enhanced with the addition of standing seam profiles. These can be used to replicate zinc or copper effects, adding a look of sophistication to any rooftop. Our team can design these in a variety of ways, in keeping with the customer’s preference. Standing seam profiles are an excellent choice for roof installations where there is a window overlooking the roof.

How Can The Pitched Roofing Company Assist With Your Flat Roofing in Bournemouth?

At The Pitched Roofing Company, we supply single-ply roofing membranes from two highly respected brands – Alwitra and IKO Armourplan. These membranes are comprised of a variety of materials with options including adhered and mechanically fixed. Suitable for both warm and cold roofs, these membranes have been engineered to be installed directly to ply and built-up systems (VCL, insulation and membrane).

Whatever the make-up of your roofing system, you can rest assured that the results will be aesthetically pleasing. As mentioned above, these products have been UV-stabilised offering superior protection when compared to other products. From new builds to refurbishment projects, our single-ply flat roofing in Dorset is a product you won’t regret investing in.

Available in a slate grey or light grey finish, a single-ply membrane will provide the perfect finishing touch to any roofing system. If you’re looking to get the process started, just let us know.

Whatever you want, The Pitched Roofing Company can help, so call us today on 01202 925951 to inquire more about flat roofing in Dorset.

Quotation and Installation

To get things started, give us a call, and we’ll arrange a time to visit your site that is convenient for you. We’ll take the time to discuss your needs and will carefully assess and measure your roof to determine your specific requirements. If you’re looking to have your roof refurbished, we can provide integrity testing to determine which parts of the roof need restoring.

Alternatively, if the entire roof is beyond repair, we can quote for a complete replacement or, for new builds, an entirely new installation. Whatever work you require to be carried out, you’ll be provided with a bespoke quote with all costs listed and no hidden surprises to worry about. There is no obligation to commit, but if you’re happy for us to proceed, our team will carry out the installation or refurbishment of your flat roofing in Poole and Bournemouth. You’ll be delighted with what our team can do for you.

Under single-ply roofing, we can waterproof all manner of buildings including houses, flats, extensions, garages, balconies, summerhouses, etc. Regardless of the shape or size, we have you covered. We can also install solar bars ready for panels to be installed. We will ensure that these are correctly integrated into the roofing system.

Furthermore, our team can design and create a variety of fabrications to suit your ideas. These metals come in matching colours to the membrane and can be bent to any angle covering areas against existing buildings or coming over the face of the roof. We can also turn flat roof areas into terraced areas and make use of the space, for instance, if you’d like a decked area or a green roof.