Non-Traditional Housing

There are endless types of non-traditional homes in the UK. Britmet has been specified for a magnitude of non-traditional housing projects due to the number of benefits we have to offer, such as anti-vandal profiles, lightweight capabilities, and traditional British roofing profile aesthetics. 

Britmet Lightweight Roofing was founded in 1976 due to the demand for an aesthetically pleasing roofing tile that can be used during the construction of the non-traditional housing market. Each lightweight metal tile is made from the highest grade Aluzinc Steel, pressed using a 250-tonne press into the profiles, coated with an acrylic base coat, granules and clear acrylic which is then oven-baked to achieve a tough and durable coating. Since our original project on the BISF homes (Barton Estate, Oxford), Britmet has successfully re-roofed thousands of houses and non-traditional roofing projects. 

Nowadays, Britmet is the largest UK manufacturer of lightweight roofing and the top choice for projects like this for a list of reasons. Our granulated metal profiles are equivalent to one-seventh the weight of traditional roofing materials, meaning non-traditional housing frames (that are often made from weaker materials) can now endure sustainable roofing materials that enhance security while matching the traditional British profiles in the surrounding area. Britmet has been used for over 40 years, bringing old, failed roofs into the 21st century to meet new government housing standards.

Britmet is specified as the roofing choice for non-traditional housing projects by Councils, Housing Associations, and other local authorities across the UK. 

Why Britmet is the best choice for non-traditional roofing projects:

  • Britmet’s lightweight roofing tiles reduce the strain on the building structure 
  • Our lightweight tile range comes with a 40-year weather penetration guarantee
  • Britmet’s traditional British roof tile designs allow refurbishment projects to match other tiles in the vicinity 
  • Britmet has been specified by many housing associations and local authorities for non-traditional construction
  • Fire-resistance rating equal to traditional roofing tiles 
  • Britmet offers a 0.9mm thickness gauge from the granulated metal tile range to protect the building structure against vandalism and heavy foot traffic

For a free quotation, or to find out more, head over to our estimate request form. Alternatively, call us on 01295250998.