Top tools and ancillaries for flat roofing contractors

Ensuring you have the have the top tools and ancillaries for your flat roofing project can make all the difference to a successful outome.

Flat roofing is a specialist field within the construction industry that requires expertise, precision, and the right set of tools. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the trade, having the proper tools and ancillaries can make the difference between an average job and an exceptional one. In this article, we explore the top tools and ancillaries that every professional flat roofing contractor needs to deliver an excellent outcome.

Flat roofing basics

Safety first

Safety should always be the top priority for flat roofing contractors. Working at heights carries inherent risks, and injuries can result from hot works and manual handling so it is crucial to have the right safety gear. Ensure that all PPE is in good condition before starting the job. If in doubt, replace it.

Choosing the right flat roof solution

There are several types of waterproofing products available for flat roofs – including liquid waterproofing, bituminous membranes, and single ply membranes.

Choosing the right solution will depend on the current condition of the flat roof, the amount of detailing, and the way the roof will be used in the future, for example will access to services be required? Our Flat Roofing Essentials blog explores the benefits of different flat roofing materials, but we would always recommend seeking advice from a trusted supplier.

Flat roofing tools and equipment

Efficient roofing requires more than just skill – it needs the right equipment. At Lancastria we offer a wide range of high quality and competitively priced flat roofing equipment, ancillaries, and tools for every flat roof project.

Ancillaries and adhesives

You’ve selected the waterproofing solution for your flat roof project, but it’s often the choice of the all-important ancillaries that can make the job a real success.

  • Adhesives and primers:

It’s a fairly obvious one, but adhesive and primer are at the top of the list so ensure you have the right solution to hand!  Our range of covers every waterproofing system, including cans and spray canisters, PU based adhesives in low and high-foaming forms, and various types of primer to ensure you have the correct one for the system.

  • Trims and termination bars:

Trims and termination bars are designed to provide a sleek finish to the job. But these peripherals are about more than just aesthetics. They are a necessary addition to ensure a waterproof, seamless finish where membranes meet the wall.

  • Outlets and leaf guards:

The addition of flat roof and parapet drainage outlets is a staple for almost every roofing project. It is imperative that there are sufficient outlets of sufficient size to ensure the roof is well drained. Our leafguards are a cost effective solution to prevent debris from entering and blocking the downpipe, which can lead to damp and other issues.

Hot air welding equipment

High-quality heat guns and automatic hot-air welding machines ensure strong, watertight seams. As the exclusive supplier of BAK hot air welding products in the UK, we have a range of hot air equipment to meet the needs of all roofing projects.

Inclined hoists

Transporting building supplies onto the roof can be one of the most challenging aspects of the job. Using a hoist can improve safety, reduce the risk of strain on workers, and improve site efficiency.

Our Böcker inclined hoists are designed to handle a wide range of loads, and heights. Flat roofing contractors must choose the right hoist for the job. If in doubt about the right solution for your project, contact our expert team for advice.

Investing in the right tools, ancillaries and equipment is not just about doing the job—it’s about doing the job well.  It is important to regularly review and update your toolkit to ensure safety, efficiency and a job well done. Our friendly and experienced team can help specify the right tools for your next project. Get in touch. 

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