The pioneering refurbishment scheme has seen Marley’s full pitched roof system, with integrated solar panels, installed on 110 homes and surveys are already taking place for a second, larger phase.
Roof refurbishment is an important part of Denbighshire Council’s programme of external major repairs and energy efficiency improvements to its older properties. One of the biggest challenges is to bring the roofs up to modern standards in a cost-effective way, while retaining the original aesthetics. As well as requiring a like-for-like replacement for the old clay tiles, the council also needed a pitched roof solution that would minimise maintenance costs, reduce the likelihood of future repairs and incorporate solar technology to help tenants cut energy bills.
Denbighshire Council specified the Marley complete pitched roof system which, along with Acme single camber clay tiles, also included JB red roof battens, underlay, dry fix, fittings, and Marley SolarTile®, all backed up with a 15-year guarantee and technical support. The roof system has been installed on 110 of the council’s homes in Meliden and Rhyl so far, with another 44 properties included in phase two.