We were contacted by the client of this project who was having an extension for a kitchen/diner built to envelop the rear of their house. They advised they now wished to have a zinc roof installed on a warm roof construction, which could incorporate two skylights.
In most cases where the internal design required caused adverse pitches and falls on the exterior roof, two separate roofs would have been constructed, however, because of planning restrictions the clients architect had designed the build with a single roof in mind and this created some challenging aspects for the installation of a zinc roof.
To envelop the rear of the building and create the interior design required, the exterior roof levels, pitches and falls were a challenging aspects, particularly where they met at the hip detail. To overcome this we planned in advance, laying out the roof detail to ensure that the expansion and contractions of the joints worked in the correct manner and not against each other and that the water flowed in the correct directions into the guttering.
The client, architects and the builders were extremely please with the end results of the zinc roof both aesthetically and in terms of the solution provided which they had struggled to find someone to overcome.