Metrotile’s partnership with Ash & Lacy introduces new Metroframe roofing system

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Metrotile prides itself on innovation and pushing the lightweight steel roofing market forward. The flat-to-pitch sector is tremendously important to us, as Metrotile roofing’s combination of low weight and high durability means our tiles are ideal for this project type.

It is with this in mind that we announce our partnership with industry-leading steel frame manufacturers Ash & Lacy to present Metroframe: a flexible over roofing system that accommodates a variety of tile effect finishes above a lightweight steel framing.
Ash & Lacy provides the ideal solution for both new build and refurbishment projects. Metrotile roofing offers unsurpassed security against vandalism and the elements with stunning aesthetics with just one-seventh of the weight of traditional roofing materials, while the lightweight steel framed construction delivers minimal loads to the substructure, whilst creating a pitched roof over existing flat roofs, framed structures, or modular construction.
Ash & Lacy can offer a range of framing solutions based on kit form, pre-assembled and full spanning truss options, and provide a specification writing & detailing service.
Their designs are tailored to specific project requirements, and are manufactured bespoke following completion of their structural design.
Flat roofs fail for a variety of reasons, mostly related to the life expectancy of the roof covering and the presence of standing water. Over a period of time, water will accelerate the deterioration of a roof covering, and leaks will become apparent.
Once water has penetrated the waterproof layer, the insulation below becomes saturated, and it’s thermal performance is dramatically reduced. Left unchecked, the ingress of water will create other problems such as staining of ceiling tiles, and will ultimately result in a complete failure of the roof as a whole. There are many refurbishment options available, at relatively low initial cost, but most provide only short-term solutions to the problem, and provide no improvement to the performance of the roof. It is also possible that short-term solutions will lead to more expensive repairs in the future.

To find out more about the Metroframe steel frame system from Ash & Lacy, you can contact us via or call on 01249 658 514. You can also follow Metrotile on Twitter via @metrotileuk. 

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