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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthormarsaday
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2018
    I have just installed a tata roof. The product is good but the operation behind the scenes is not so people focused.

    The DIY route is certainly possible if just doing straight panels BUT any detail around window openings or verges and it gets a whole lot complicated.

    The install manuals are very poor to understand and i have had difficulty doing my square windows. Luckily they had a man in my area doing a course and so he came round for the morning and showed me how to do a window.

    He was saying the quality of instruction is poor and they have been on about doing some Utube videos for about 10 years, but no one will do them. A bit weird really because videos would end up selling loads more of this product.

    They haven't sent me enough self tapping screws for my job as well (plus the special silicone you need) and so i have asked them to send me some more out. They will but want to charge me £60 for 2 tubes and 100 screws.

    I am currently trying to get them to see reason that they are the ones who tell the customer what they need and are supposed to provide everything in the price quoted. I will now have to miss a good number of days and still have a non W tight building.

    I also have a 3 spare roof panels if anyone is interested.
    • CommentAuthormarsaday
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2018
    The cost for 100 screws and 2 tubes of silicone was actually £120.

    I sourced my own silicon and have used some capped brown self tap screws.

    Apparently i should know how much silicone and screws to use and so should have asked for more.

    I have never worked on a metal roof before and they were fully aware i was a DIY installer. So i was totally guided by their directions.

    I wouldn't use this company again, even though the end product is good.
    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2018 edited
    so guess it's ta-ta to tata...

    P.S. had a read of their installation manual -

    It requires thorough revision !

    "helping achieve forthcoming legislation".


    Anyone have any idea of up to date prices. Have a very nice period village hall in the village that needs a new roof thankfully the property is not listed. Looking at copper seam if not to expensive but then also looking to attach solar direct to the seams using the special clamps so copper behind the solar would be pointless. Any suggestions
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2018
    Posted By: renewablejohnlooking to attach solar direct to the seams using the special clamps

    Note that the clamps are not cheap :cry:

    Zinc or a lead grey colour might be appropriate? No idea on current prices, sorry.
    • CommentAuthorretrofrit
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2018
    Went on a free Euroclad course a couple of years ago in S. Wales, well a one on one hands on training session with someone who had used the product, very good. Unfortunately learnt that metal wasn't suitable as we needed a large rooflight which is best welded. Shame it was a quality product for the price and not hard to fit, small scale (75 sq m) using a hand seamer. I ended up with rubber, well nobody can see it.
    • CommentAuthorretrofrit
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2018
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