When it comes to choosing a roof for your self build project
there are many factors to take into consideration. Modern roofs go
beyond just providing shelter, support and insulation; a
well-designed roof can bring a variety of sustainable benefits as
Whether you're looking to increase levels of daylight, harness
the sun's energy for power or collect rainwater for domestic use,
Jewson has the solutions.
When you fly over the UK you'll see an abundance of tiles
staring back at you. That's because tiles are the most commonly
specified roof surface. Simply speak to your local Jewson branch to
find out which tiles will be best for your self build project. For
example you may want to consider reconstituted slate tiles contain
up to 95% recycled content and are widely available.
Standing seam roofing is an extremely flexible material that can
be moulded to a variety of designs. The steel base is coated with a
durable material such as zinc or HM polyester and is available in
both long and short sheets. Ever more popular, standing seam is the
preferred option for contemporary self builds. Steel is always 100%
recyclable and the zinc coating delivers higher environmental
benefits than hot-dipped galvanised sheets or polyester. Plus, it's
anti-corrosion, resulting in less maintenance and a longer
As the practical method of framing your self build, roof and
attic trusses are the most common form of framing in the UK.
Jewson's in-house service includes roof design with a fully
computerised MiTek® design backed by Public Indemnity insurance.
What's more, our roof trusses are factory-produced to reduce time
on site and for a greater level of precision. So you can rest
assured that you'll receive the highest level of advice and service
throughout your project.
For a free online quote for your roof trusses click here.
Guttering is an essential element to any building. The efficient
collection and dispersion of rainwater is often overlooked. As well
as an extensive range of plastics from Hepworth we offer specialist
solutions that are popular for Self Builds. The master of guttering
systems is Lindab, a manufacturer that has perfected the art of
functionality with aesthetic appeal. With an extensive range of
steel components available, you can choose the guttering that best
suits your build - from the traditional to the contemporary, Lindab
has a solution.
As an alternative to steel, Saint-Gobain Pipelines has been
manufacturing cast iron gutters and downpipes at Telford for over
100 years. Produced using the latest pipe manufacturing technology,
the guttering is made from 97% recycled material to make it 100%
Used imaginatively, VELUX roof windows can become the focal
point around which your self build property can be built. We offer
a complete system of complimentary products and accessories for any
solution from installation right to the finishing touches.
- Roof Windows are available as centre-pivot, top hung, roof
terrace and cabrio balcony, vertical and sloping elements.
- Integra Electric Roof Windows allow users to control their
windows at the touch of a button. Features include programmable
ventilation, rain sensors and personal pre-settings.
- Sun Tunnels bring natural light into even the darkest and most
isolated spaces thanks to a specially designed tunnel from the roof
to the ceiling.
- Flat Roof Systems are for homeowners who are looking for more
natural light inside the house. Ventilation is controlled by the
touch of a button on a wireless remote control.
- Dormer Windows are a relatively new alternative to traditional
flat roof dormers and offer increased daylight, ventilation and
Green Sedum Roofing
Green roofs turn flat roofs into living landscapes. They are a
low growing but potentially colourful carpet of planting comprising
sedum and hardy plants. As well as having a visual benefit they
help to control rainwater, retaining up to 90% and reducing the
load on the drainage system. They reduce dust and smog, have a
sound proofing effect, improve air quality, and increase the life
of the roof by protecting it from UV and climatic extremes.
Feel free to contact our dedicated self build team if
you require further information on:
0800 032 8968 or Selfbuild@jewson.co.uk