TAP HERE ->  01206 870339
CALL NOW ->    
07904 412839

Emergency Repairs No Callout Charges

Flat Roof Decking T+G Sheets Chipboard Ply Strawboard OSB

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active
Old and New Roofs Flat Roof Decking

Flat roof decking in old roofs used to be like floor boards and was called a close boarded roof deck.

Close board decking for Flat RoofsChipboard was used extensively in the 1970s and flat roofs were laid using this. It is not a very efficient type of material to use as when the flat roofs leaked the chipboard would become water logged and soggy, in-fact the roof would often become unstable and collapsed.

  • Builders have gradually avoided using this substandard type of material and started using a product called  stramit board or strawboard. This material consists of straw mixed with cement and formed into sheets which offer strength and insulation all in one.
  • Realistically there is absolutely nothing wrong with  stramit board or straw boards. We still come across flat roofs installed with it now and then and providing it has been installed with plenty of support it will still perform quite well as a flat roof decking.

The problem is that flat roofers in the past bonded the existing felt and when it is removed the original installed felt rips the board apart.

Ply came on the market and the vast majority of flat roof deckings were laid using shuttering ply. Unfortunately shuttered ply has a tendency to rot when it is penetrated by rain water.

Ply flat roof boards

This type of ply has recently come down in price and unfortunately so to has the quality. Some of these types of plywoods laminate with the smallest amount of damp getting to it!

OSB has now come onto the market and is regularly specified by architects and flat roofing material suppliers as the substrate of choice when replacing the decking to new flat roofs.

Personally we like using OSB and we tend to go for the higher quality T+G sheets, these are easier to lay and support the flat roof better when butting boards together.

Call now for a free estimate or Book An Appointment online.

Read more about the different types of Popular Flat Roofing Materials available.

Come rain or shine, our fast and friendly flat roofing operatives will always get the job done.


100's of Happy Customers

Small Jobs a Pleasure

Highly Skilled Flat Roofers

We can be found on social media: Twitter - Facebook - Pinterest - Google+

Share This


Why Choose Us

  • Over 25 Years Experience
  • Fast and Friendly Service
  • Safety and Good Compliance
  • 100's of Satisfied Customers
  • Honest and Dependable
  • Small Jobs a Pleasure
  • Free No Obligation Estimates
  • 20 Year Guarantee on New Roofs

Contact Details For Our Services

Gutter Repairs Colchester

Colchester: 01206 870339

Mobile: 07904 412839

Find information about us on Google Maps

Book An Appointment
For Your Free No Obligation
Gutter Repair Estimate

Open For Business

Monday 8am to 8pm
Tuesday 8am to 8pm
Wednesday 8am to 8pm
Thursday 8am to 8pm
Friday 8am to 8pm
Saturday 8am to 8pm
Sunday 8am to 8pm

What Makes Us Different

All New Roof Installations Guaranteed for 20 Years

New Roofing Materials come with a manufacturer guarantee and will last around 20 to 30 years, depending on the quality of the installation and materials.

Experienced and Highly Skilled Roofers

Our experienced and skilled roofers are friendly, reliable and efficient, committed to delivering high standards of work and a 100% customer satisfaction experience.

Cost Effective Creative and Reliable Solutions

We have been in the building industry for more than 25 years and we have used creative solutions to solve problems other tradesmen were completely baffled by.

50% of our Turnover comes from Existing Customers

Previous customers have recommended us not only to their friends, but also to their families, colleagues and the people they work with time and time again.

Tap To Call