We have three apartment blocks on the seafront at Bexhill totalling 54 flats which is self managed by our residents company SPRC Ltd.
Historically the buildings have suffered from water ingress emanating from the flat roofs causing water damage to individual apartments and communal areas. For nearly forty years several management committees have tried various waterproofing remedies to stop the water ingress but to no avail.
The current management committee decided the only way to solve the water ingress once and for all was to undertake a flat to pitch conversion. After researching the market, it soon became clear that Dibsa Structures from Yorkshire were the market leader for the steel frames necessary to build the lightweight roof structure. When we met the managing director Andy Foulkes we were left in no doubt that we were in safe hands, his knowledge of these types of structures was impressive, his honest straight talking approach filled us with the confidence we needed to proceed.
Our roofing engineer recommended Metrotile as our roofing tile of choice, Dibsa and Metrotile have proved to be the ideal combination. The workforce from Dibsa structures who built and tiled our roofs were exemplary, they were led by their own project manager who was highly experienced, his team were hard working, conscientious, polite and helpful.
Although this was a fairly large project lasting six months, for most of the time our residents were unaware of the work going on around them.
If you want roofs that look great and are free of water ingress then a flat to pitch conversion is the way forward. I have not the slightest hesitation in recommending Dibsa Structures, they produced a great product at a competitive price, and our buildings have been transformed thanks to their skill and expertise.