SSR2 Roof provides the perfect alternative to Zinc for Holiday home
When holiday home owner Kevin Marr was looking for an easy-to-install, attractive and lightweight option for the roof of his new-build lodge in Ellon, Scotland, he not only found that Catnic’s SSR2 Roofing and Cladding system provides a cost-effective alternative to zinc, but also that he was able to install it himself in just four weeks.
Facing the River Ythan in Ythanbank, Glencroft, and completed at the end of 2017, Kevin’s lodge is rented by holidaymakers keen to experience the beauty of the surrounding area.
Kevin discovered the advantages of the pre-coated metal standing seam SSR2 system after conducting extensive research on potential building materials for his new lodge. Kevin works as a plumber in the Glencroft area; when he realised that he had found the perfect alternative to a zinc roof, he took part in a training session provided by Burton Roofing Merchants to make sure he had all the knowledge necessary to install it.
Kevin comments: “This is the first time I’ve ever worked with the SSR2 system and it was outstanding – incredibly easy to use. I was working through the Christmas holidays to install the roof and therefore it was paramount that the system was lightweight and quick to install. In addition, I needed a robust and durable roof to withstand the, at times, brutal Scottish winds.”
Catnic’s SSR2 Roofing and Cladding system is made from Tata Steel’s Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel, which makes it not only cost-effective compared with copper and zinc systems, but also about seven times lighter than traditional roof tiles. It also meets all relevant legislation, including weather tightness in accordance with BS 5534 Parts 1 and 2, and load bearing for wind speed in accordance with EN 1991-4. The system is designed to last over 40 years with BBA Certification.
The SSR2 panels come with impressive environmental credentials: with a carbon footprint three times lower than some leading eco-designed roofing products they are also 100% recyclable.
Kevin Marr continues: “I am delighted with the way it’s turned out and appreciate the way the Anthracite Grey complements the surrounding environment but at the same time provides the building with a contemporary aesthetic. I would happily use the system again if I build any further holiday lodges.”
If you would like any further information on steel standing seam roofing products, please contact your nearest Burton Roofing Merchant.