Flat roof coverings

Published October 2011

This information paper provides information on the diagnosis, remedy and prevention of failures in a variety of existing flat roof weathering materials, both continuously supported roof coverings and rigid sheets.

Reference is also made to the various features commonly encountered and their associated faults.

The aim of this information paper is to provide the surveyor with a guide to the identification of a failure/defect in existing flat roof coverings and to assist with the correct diagnosis so that remedial action appropriate to the circumstances can be undertaken.