Forticrete’s low pitch roof window system has been added to the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Registered Details list.
The system has been developed to enable roof windows to be installed at pitches as low as 10° which is said to be much lower than many other systems, when used with its Centurion roof tile.
Designed primarily for single storey extensions, the system includes a patented two-piece tray drainage flow system which stops water pooling and leaking by collecting water running under the tiles, dispersing it and controlling its flow into the guttering with no overshoot.
Forticrete explained that its inclusion on the LABC’s Registered Details list highlights its compliance with building regulations and standards across England, Wales and Scotland, allowing local authority housing contractors to be sure of its performance and suitability.
Rachel Appleyard, Roofing Product Manager at Forticrete, commented: “We have invested a significant amount of time and resources to identify the problems associated with low pitched roof windows. The benefit of our innovative system is that it allows water to run where it wants to naturally overcoming the issue of water leakage.
“We have complete confidence in the system which is why it comes with a 10-year guarantee. Being added to the LABC Registered Details list provides contractors working with local authorities with additional reassurance that it meets the required standards, giving everybody in the supply chain the confidence to design, build and retrofit low pitch roof windows down to as low as 10 degrees.”