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Commercial Roof Division

Commercial Roofing Division

Design and specification of commercial roofing systems

Permaroof UK Ltd offer design, specification and installation of commercial roofing using the proven and durable rubber membrane, Firestone RubberGardTM EPDM. Whether you’re in the early stages of specifying your commercial roofing project or you’re ready to get started, Permaroof can help you to find the best solutions for your needs.

As a leading supplier for commercial roofing, we have experience with roofing projects of all sizes and can help our clients with a range of systems from commercial roofing repairs and facade solutions to complete roof replacement.

Tailored advice for architects, project managers or construction professionals

Our experience ensures that professional advice is tailored to each of our clients, whether you’re an architect or specifier, landlord or property owner, school project manager or a commercial construction business.

Permaroof understands that providing the best products simply isn’t enough. Our approach to customer service is award-winning, and we work closely with our commercial clients to ensure your roofing solution fits your needs perfectly.

Let us help you to get the most value from your roofing system investment.


Experienced roofing professionals for commercial installation

The Permaroof commercial roofing division can help to ensure that all our systems are installed to exceptionally high standards through both its nationwide network of EPDM installers and our close relationship with Firestone technical services.
Talk to the team to find out more on 01773 608 839

Further information about our commercial roofing service

Tested and proven commercial roofing systems

Tested and proven across the world, Firestone commercial roofing systems consistently outperform their expected lifespan of 50 years and deliver some of the most reliable and cost-effective waterproofing in the industry. The result will be a long-lasting, high-performance and virtually maintenance-free commercial roofing installation that will benefit your premises for decades to come.

Firestone's RubberGard™ EPDM roof system, since it was first introduced, has consistently led the single-ply roofing market due to its proven high-performance, durability and flexibility over a wide range of building types and materials. Today, more than one billion square metres of membrane has been installed across the globe.

The RubberGard™ EPDM system has delivered almost forty years of commercial roofing success using a proven development history in rubber polymer technology. The versatile roofing membrane offers a choice of installation options including fully adhered, ballasted or mechanically fixed systems that deliver superior long-term resistance to extreme weather, temperatures and high winds.

The system has been used extensively across the UK on a wide variety of buildings:
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Warehouses
  • Car plants
  • Factories
  • Hotel Facades

With an industry-leading reputation for excellence, EPDM systems deliver long-lasting weatherability and UV resistance and remain high-performing throughout the expected lifespan when installed to a professional, commercial standard.

Considerations for commercial roofing

There are more options open for commercial roofing than in the domestic marketplace. While modern single-ply membranes, such as Firestone RubberGard and liquid roof systems are appearing across the flat roofs of the homes and garden buildings of the UK, typically, asphalt shingle, concrete and felt are the still among the most commonly found roofing materials.

Equally, for commercial roofing you are faced with a similar list of choices, which include:

  • Polyurethane foam
  • Restoration coatings
  • Modified bitumen
  • Tar and gravel paper
  • Built-up roofing
  • Concrete
  • EPDM rubber roofing
  • Liquid polyurethane-based waterproofing
  • Metal sheeting

Because of the number of choices available, commercial building owners need to think in the long term and research the economics of their decisions. Commercial roofing is susceptible to a wider range of problems and challenges than domestic roofing. A leak in a large, commercial roofing installation can often be far more complex to deal with and can indicate wider issues.

Repair costs should be a consideration over the lifetime of the installation. Basic maintenance can play an important role in the lifespan of most roofing types and can reduce instances of emergency roof repair. EPDM rubber installations require little-to no maintenance, other than regular visual inspection to determine any damage to membranes.

Commercial roofing installation times

The installation times for commercial roofing are typically much longer than those on domestic properties, due to both the roof size and the regulatory complexities in commercial roofing.

The installation time of many of the traditional commercial roofing systems can be negatively impacted by a range of factors, many of which are unpredictable:
  • Weather conditions
  • Preparation
  • Curing time
  • Application time
  • Adhesive treatment (bituminous substances)
  • Glue curing before adhesion
  • Joins

This can mean that commercial installations are at higher risk of going over budget and missing deadlines - which can prove to be extremely costly. Careful planning and risk mitigation are an essential part of specifying any roofing project. We work with you from the start to ensure that you have everything you need to get the project complete on time, and on budget.

Which commercial roofing system is right for you?

Permaroof commercial flat roofing solutions work with a wide variety of projects, large and small. It is important that you choose the right type of installation to suit the needs of the property. Whether this is a multi-storey car parking facility or a block of flats, a shop premises or warehousing, the choice of system is a critical factor.

Our industry knowledge and experience combine to make us perfectly placed to help you find the best commercial roofing system for your premises.

Green Roof Systems

Commercial green roof systems are rising in popularity across the UK. As both urban and rural businesses consider more environmentally friendly options for their buildings and employees. Today’s modern world is encouraging friendlier, more beautiful construction methods, and green roofing can tick these boxes firmly.

The Permaroof green roofing team can work closely with the commercial services division to provide the best options for your commercial green roof, whether you’re looking for an intensive, bee-attracting environment or an extensive roof terrace where staff and visitors can mingle and enjoy the outside space.

Find out more about green roof systems at Permaroof, contact the team on 01773 608 839, or download a brochure.

Liquid Waterproofing Systems

Liquid waterproofing systems are not a brand-new concept for flat roofing, being used in commercial installations for the past five decades. However, Permaroof500 liquid rubber roofing offers a high-performance solution that is fast-curing and shows unmatched reliability over the long-term.

Using cold application methods, and with the benefits of fast and easy creation of anti-slip surfacing with liquid roofing, Permaroof500 commercial roofing is a flexible, effective solution. Liquid roofing is also suitable to cover a variety of different surfaces and can mean that the cost of removal of the existing roof can be reduced or even negated.

Liquid roof systems are extremely durable and can be effective in improving thermal performance. Perfect for application to roofing with detailed elements, the Permaroof500 liquid rubber system delivers a complete commercial roofing solution.

Single Ply Roofing Systems

Single-ply membrane is the fastest-growing sector of the roofing market in the UK. Time-tested and proven, single-ply membranes are perfect for commercial, industrial and manufacturing roofing projects.

Firestone EPDM RubberCover single-ply membranes offer levels of waterproofing and longevity so far unmatched in the sector and are used widely for commercial roofing across the world. With a life expectancy of more than 50 years, EPDM single-ply waterproofing systems offer a unique cost vs. value opportunity for commercial installations.

Single-Ply Membrane Advantages

Reliable performance over the long-term

If correctly installed and maintained, a commercial single-ply membrane roof can perform reliably over the long term and reduce future further investment in the roofing system. Through the Permaroof contractor network, we help commercial and industrial property owners achieve the best value for money.

Tried, tested and proven performance in all weathers

Firestone EPDM single-ply membranes have a worldwide proven track record for high-performance over decades, allowing for laboratory and field testing and real, active performance monitoring in all types of locations and climates.

Insulation choices

Because EPDM does not contain an insulation factor, it gives commercial roofing decision-makers a much wider choice for roof insulation for the facility.

Unmatched elongation

EPDM single-ply roofing membranes have the ability to elongate up to 300% and have a high tensile strength to allow it to do so. This allows for wide-ranging building movement and includes both thermal and structural movement.

Resistant to UV radiation, ozone and weather

EPDM membrane is manufactured from synthetic compounds and carbon black, which gives it greater resistance to UV and ozone than any other single-ply system. It can withstand high winds and performs well during extreme weather and temperatures.

Fast and safe to install

Permaroof flat roofing systems are installed using fast-curing, cold applied adhesive. This means that EPDM rubber roofing is safe and fast to apply and ensures project completion in good time.

Suitable for a wide range of roofing surfaces

The nature of the material and the application process allows the single-ply roofing system to be applied to most surfaces including wood, metal and concrete.

Additional Commercial Roofing Options


Permaroof stock a wide range of flat roof lights to help commercial projects incorporate natural lighting and add a touch of class. Bringing natural light into the building can make a contribution to energy savings throughout an installation.

Aesthetically beautiful, our range of roof skylights include both dome and flat designs to suit a wide range of requirements. Permaroof skylight installations can suit new-build construction projects, replace tired, frosted skylights and can form a part of a complete roof refurbishment.

We stock our own range of flat roof skylights and a range of Velux rooflights with both fixed and opening applications. Talk to us about the inclusion of roof skylights in your commercial roofing design.

Façade solutions

Permaroof façade solutions offer commercial new builds and refurbishment project managers the chance to completely seal any commercial building. Our purpose-built EPDM cutting machine can deliver a wide selection of widths and offers a bespoke cutting service for strips or rolls.

Commercial buildings typically experience much heavier use than domestic installations and our façade solutions ensure that commercial and industrial projects remain high-performing for many years.

Ready to Talk?

The team at Permaroof commercial roofing division is ready to answer any questions you may have about the options for your projects. We work closely with you and collaborate with your project teams to ensure your commercial roof is completed to the highest standard.

Whether you have a short-term plan for a small project or a wide vision for a complex, multi-faceted installation, our experience and expertise can help you to project completion with a highly customised approach.

Contact the Permaroof commercial roofing division and let us help you plan your roofing project.

Call the team today on 01773 608 839.