Essex Metal Roofing

Zinc Roofing Extension on a Converted Pub

This project was originally a 3 storey public house that was converted by the client into residential units.  We were asked to create zinc roofing, building into the design 4 skylights and a vent pipe to provide additional living space for the ground floor flat, whilst not obstructing the view from the first floor windows.  

This was a cold vented roof and we constructed the zinc roofing using the standing seam method, which is fully vented from the front to the rear.  We also constructed the zinc guttering and down pipes.  The design also has a fully venting flashing against the wall of the building.


Zinc Roofing on a Converted Pub by Essex Metal Roofing

Because we were asked to, we followed the VMZinc installation guidelines to soldered the corners and back gutters on each of the skylights.  But we would normally use a more technical method, which would be fully welted and create a more flush design without the need for solder, achieving the same result with a more aesthetically pleasing finish.  Both methods are correct, but VMZinc is a French company who promote the more easily created solder method, widely used in France.  

Zinc Roofing on a Converted Pub by Essex Metal Roofing

To see an example of our double lock cross welt alternative to solder, please go to our Zinc Roof School Extension project where there is an overhead picture displaying it perfectly. 

For a photo showing the soldered corners please refer to our Zinc Roofing Technical information section

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