Flat Roof Now Even Faster

The recently-launched Ultraframe Flat Roof system is not only extremely fast to fit, it has now become even faster to project manage thanks to Assent and JHAI Building Regulations approval. Flat Roof users can now choose to work with either Assent or JHAI to carry out their Building Regulation approvals as an alternative to working with Local Authorities. Fast tracking the red tape on new build and transformation projects means that builds can begin sooner and that the process is hassle-free.

Commenting about the new Assent and JHAI approvals on the Flat Roof system, Ultraframe Marketing Director, Alex Hewitt, said: “We are delighted to have achieved Assent and JHAI approval for our Flat Roof system so soon after launch. Both companies are highly respected and have handled many thousands of Building Control applications in recent years. Both Assent and JHAI have fully reviewed and approved the Flat Roof system and all of its technical documentation to ensure that approvals are speedy and hassle free.”

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Assent is a Corporate Building Control Approved Inspector that works to industry codes of conduct and building control performance standards, working hand-in-hand with its clients to add value to the building control process and make sure projects run as efficiently and effectively as possible. Highly qualified Assent building control surveyors are located throughout the country with expertise and experience across the entire building sector.

JHAI is an Approved Inspector, licensed by the Government via the Construction Industry Council. The company provides Building Control for all types of building projects and have carried out over 17,000 approvals this year alone. JHAI aim to make projects easier whilst saving money for the builder or installer and cover all of England and Wales.

Installers or builders wanting to attain a Building Control certificate for the Flat Roof simply notify Assent or JHAI about the project with copies of the plans. Their chosen company would then notify the relevant Local Authority and carry out any necessary inspections before issuing the Building Control final certificate. As the Flat Roof has been fully assessed and approved by Assent and JHAI, this process is speedy and simple for the installer. Achieving the certificate via Building Control is a considerably lengthier process as the installer would be required to collate and submit various technical documentation for the Flat Roof – possibly with additional structural calculations – for assessment which often takes weeks or months.

The Flat Roof is an ideal choice for new build extensions and orangeries or conservatory transformations. As the strongest Flat Roof system available, it can span up to 5.6m unsupported without the need for costly additional steels and support rooflights up to 5.7m x 3m. Despite its immense strength, the system is the lightest Flat Roof on the market at just 51kg/m², making it easy to manoeuvre on site. As with all Ultraframe systems, there are a wide range of options for personalisation on the Flat Roof, including a choice of fascia designs, any RAL, compatibility with any roof or membrane and a choice of zero, one or two apertures. Energy efficiency was a key concern during the design and the roof offers and class-leading U-Value of just 0.12 thanks to a number of innovative features, including a generous 225mm of insulation.

This newly-announced simplification of the Building Control certification process is the perfect complement to the easy ordering system where the roof, kerb, deck and rooflights can all be specified in one order.