Blackpool Roofing is one of the oldest-established roofing contractors in the North-West, having been passed down through three generations of the Lynden family.
According to the managing director, Sean Lynden, the company will tackle any type of roofing within a 120-mile radius of its headquarters – taking it as far as the East coast, south to the Midlands and into Scotland to the north.
The company’s main specialisation is in flat roofing, for which it relies heavily on Norbord’s Sterling OSB Roofdek.
“Fibreglass flat roofing is massive for us” explains Sean. “We will do any project, from a garage to a sports centre or school hall.
“We’ve been using Sterling OSB Roofdek for the past 14 or 15 years” explains Sean. “OSB is the perfect choice for decking out a flat roof. Nobody uses plywood any more, and not just because it’s expensive. Roofdek 8’ x 2’ tongue-and-grooved panels are better because they have the T&G joints and are self-supporting. That means you don’t have to support each edge on a joist.”
Blackpool Roofing carries out both new-build and re-roofing contracts. “If it’s a re-roof, we will first strip the old roof off, then install membranes and insulation before boarding out with Roofdek panels. No adhesive is required in the T&G joints because we then laminate the fibreglass which is bonded directly to the board.
New-build projects follow more or less the same sequence. As a specialist in roofing the company does not supply or install the supporting joists which are the responsibility of the main contractor.
“What we do provide is a 20-year performance guarantee” says Sean.
Blackpool Roofing’s Sterling Roofdek is supplied via the local branch of Jewson. “We get through a lot of timber and can require anything from four to eight pallets of Roofdek per month” says Sean. “We always use Sterling OSB, although other brands are available. Norbord’s the biggest manufacturer of OSB in the UK so we know that supplies are going to be reliable and delivery will be prompt”.