I have worked with JTC Roofing since 1993, and found the company to have exceptional expertise in sheet metal work, including both leadwork and Stainless steel. We have worked together on roofs to many Historic Churches in the North of England from Boston to Durham, including several major country Houses such as Castle Howard. I have always been impressed with their willingness to join the design team to contribute valuable suggestions and advice, emanating from many years practical experience. I am happy to recommend JTC for all metal roofs coverings on traditional buildings.- Peter Pace Read More about this project
When establishing a project brief for Carn Eithen with the client, Architectonicus were requested to introduce curves into the house design as well as maximise open views towards the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
The solution was to raise the western eaves line above the far horizon when viewed from the first floor landing. By introducing a reflex curve along the full length of the elevation the panorama is dramatically revealed from the house interior. By extending the eaves, like an eyelid, well beyond the west facing curved glazed wall beneath, good weather protection and shading from afternoon solar gain was established from the outset, as well as accentuating the sensuous double curved roof geometry.
Because of the sustained high annual wind speeds experienced in this coastal location, a sheet metal roofing system was the preferred option, for front line weather protection, ability to cold form to the complex curves and provide a low maintenance roof covering. The roof is formed on two layers of marine ply over a breather membrane on battens over a further two layers marine ply to form a ventilated cavity that achieves secondary drainage in case of water ingress in extreme conditions.
A number of possible metal roofing systems and subcontractors were reviewed; the critical factor being formation of the curved west roof and soffit. In consultation with the main contractor, Jenkinson Builders (Aberllynfi, Brecon), it was decided that JTC Roofing provided the most comprehensive ability to achieve specification, budget and attention to detail.
JTC proactively assisted in the selection of appropriate sheet metal specification and particularly in respect of the decision to stainless steel clad all soffits. JTC's site team worked assiduously to ensure meticulous care in the forming and laying of the metal trays and standing seams, particularly in relation to the tapered sections and secret gutter required to follow the free formed curve and in dressing the east pitch array of recessed bedroom windows and flush rooflights. JTC made a key contribution to the ultimate fine quality of the finished build.- William G McMorran Read More about this project