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The pitched roof is the most common type of roof construction used in new dwellings today.
designs include a system of structural elements usually made from timber which provide support to a sarking felt,
sarking board or breather membrane underlay. Over the underlay, tiling battens are nailed directly to the
structural elements, providing support and a fixing point for a weather proof layer which normally consists of
slate, concrete or clay tiles.
function of a pitched roof is to shed water from a dwelling in poor weather conditions; however it has also become
an increasingly important element when considering the most cost effective ways in which energy use in dwellings
can be saved.
Pitched roofs have traditionally been insulated at ceiling level, i.e. between
the ceiling joists. This results in what is known as a ‘cold pitched roof'. The enclosed roof space
in many dwellings is increasingly being recognised as a potential area that can be used as a
habitable space where insulation is placed in the slope of the roof, between rafters. This results
in what is known as a ‘warm pitched roof'.
We offer a 10 year guarantee on all our pitched