Roofing insulation regs

Postby mrpugster » Wed May 06, 2009 8:04 pm

Hi there.

I purchased a new build property 4 years ago and ever since I've had problems with leaks both inside and outside down from the front wall. I've complained to the developer countless times and had some work completed such as the sealing of the rooflights but still I'm plagued with leakage. Without going to a lawyer with enough proof I'm a little stuck! To make matters worse even NHBC wouldn't insure it!

The property is very different in that the roof is a curved metal sheeting with two Velux roof lights.

There is no loft or attic and no space between the roof and ceiling. I have my suspections that there is no waterproof membrane between the ceiling and metal sheeting, basically when I took out a ceiling light fitting I could touch the underside of the metal roof!

My main question is, should the developer had used a waterproof membrane or something similar that would provide an extra layer of protection by law?

I've put a couple of link to pictures etc:

The Velux's have now been sealed with fibre-glass material but look really unsightly so I'll also be looking for some decent material I can use around the windows if anyone has any bright ideas?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Postby stoneyboy » Thu May 07, 2009 8:25 pm

From your last picture it looks to me as though the velux windows have not been fitted correctly - there should be a flashing down the side of the windows which laps onto the tin roof material.
Can only suggest you get hold of velux and see if they have a site survey team.
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Postby Perry525 » Sat May 09, 2009 4:32 pm

Can we have some pictures of the inside and closer to the roof lights on the outside?
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Postby mrpugster » Sat May 09, 2009 9:29 pm

[quote="Perry525"]Can we have some pictures of the inside and closer to the roof lights on the outside?[/quote]

Thanks for getting back to me guys, the roof lights have now been sealed, the pic I posted was an old one, I'll post up some new pics tomorrow.

Cheers once again
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