Over cladding is the renovation of a facade by the addition of a new skin over the original external fabric of the building.
What is overcladding and how can this roofing solution be used to enhance your industrial building?
Overcladding is a fundamental part of the services we deliver here at VBS Ltd and the majority of our industrial and commercial customers use overcladding as a simple and cost-effective way to refurbish their roofing system. But what exactly is overcladding and how can this roofing solution be used to enhance your industrial or commercial building?
Our industrial and commercial roofing and cladding experts can talk you through the benefits with a free site survey. Call us on 01706 222 292 to book a site visit by one of our qualified surveyors.
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What is Overcladding?
Overcladding is effectively the process of applying a ‘second skin’ to your existing roofing system using metal sheeting or cladding. This process guarantees any access points for water and other external damage are entirely covered and your building remains weather-proof and water tight.
Overcladding has been used by building owners as an alternative to roof replacement for a long time. Roof replacement, also known as strip and resheet, can be a particularly expensive and disruptive option whilst overcladding can be used to enhance and improve the condition of your existing roof to make it last for years to come.
Where is Overcladding needed?
Many industrial buildings need some form of renovation or repair over time and overcladding is used as a straightforward option that causes very little disruption to the structure of the building so you and your employees can go about your day as usual whilst work is being carried out.
The Benefits of Overcladding Your Property
Minimal disruption to the working day of your commercial or industrial building is just one advantage of using overcladding to renew your roofing system, building owners can harness the following benefits thanks to overcladding.
- Improved insulation and energy efficiency ensuring your building stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter months
- Increased lifespan of existing roof system with addition of protective ‘second skin’
- Cheaper alternative to expensive full roof replacement
Enhanced appearance with a range of colours, designs and finishes available
- Better ventilation thanks to external skin, supportive structure, ventilation cavity and insulating layer
- Reduced maintenance costs for years to come with lower condensation risk, thermal bridging and corrosion.
Getting to grips with U-values!
When considering a new roofing system for your industrial building, insulating your new roof to current Part L Regulations should be made a priority as it helps you to reduce heat gain in the summer whilst retaining heat in the winter months; in turn reducing the running costs of the building.
Having the correct insulation at the right thickness is crucial to obtaining the desired level of insulation or U-value.
Many industrial buildings lose large amounts of heat through their old roof coverings which are often asbestos cement sheeting or a single skin steel roof covering, providing little, if any, insulating properties.
Installing insulated an asbestos roof overcladding system, a Twin-skin steel insulated roof system or an insulated composite panel roofing system are all methods to create an energy efficient, low carbon roof covering.
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Single skin and overclad installations are more affordable entry level cladding systems, most commonly used to overclad (or wrap) existing walls and roofs, including asbestos roofing.
Once in place they provide a newer more refreshed look to buildings, without going to the expense of built up or composite cladding systems – available with varying thicknesses of insulation.
Single skin and overclad installations are ideal in environments where minimal disruption to the business is required.
Built Up Cladding
Built up cladding systems are used for both overcladding (wrapping) existing buildings and stripping off and replacing old roofs and walls.
First a new liner is installed (with vapour proof membranes to stop condensation where needed). Then insulation is added (a variety of insulations and thicknesses are available to suit different building types). Finally the top outer layer is fitted.
Built up cladding systems are generally cheaper than composite systems but take longer to install (ideal for new builds).
Composite cladding panel systems are the higher end of the market, especially suited for clients that require specifically upgraded insulation guarantees, or when there are extreme time constraints in place to finish the works.
Uniform and precision manufactured off-site, the composite cladding panels are delivered ready made for quick installation, and as such are available in a variety of patterns, textures, finishes and colours (ideal for company branding purposes and also for new builds).
We’ve Been Roofing For Over 30 Years
Having been awarded accreditation’s such as CHAS and Constructionline here at VBS Ltd we continue to strive and develop to meet the ever changing needs and procedures and Health & Safety regulations.
VBS Ltd view quality delivery as paramount and essential to any works undertaken. Achieving our accreditation’s highlights the high calibre of quality works and services that our expert roofing and cladding contractors provides.
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We would love to hear from you. Get in touch today to find out what we can do to help you with your needs.
Why should I choose VBS?
We have over 30 years experience and quality delivery as paramount and essential to any works undertaken, have a look at our latests projects to see the quality of work that we produce.
My roof is leaking what should I do?
Call us immediately on 01706 222 292 and we will advise the best solution depending on how serious the leak is.
Do you supply scaffolding?
Absolutely we do, anything we can do to make the process easier for you is high on our list of things to do.
Do you charge for quotes?
Our quotes and estimates are free of charge, we will get to the root of the problem quickly and give you a price to repair.
Do I have to be in when you come to look at the work?
Not necessarily. If we can gain access to what we need to see, then no, you do not need to be at the building when we come to inspect the required work. But it's always best if you are there.