For flat roof installations and repairs in Guildford, Woking, and across Surrey, contact AP Benson Roofing & Building today.

Flat Roofs in Guildford, Woking and surrounding areas

For almost forty years, A P Benson Roofing & Building have been installing and repairing flat roofs across the Surrey region. From our office in Guildford, our team of professional roofers have delivered flat roof services in Woking, Farnham, Godalming, Haslemere, Chobham and beyond, building a reputation for excellence among our thousands of satisfied customers.

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Why have a flat roof?

While not as popular in the UK as pitched roofs, flat roofs do offer certain advantages worth considering and, indeed, are essential in certain circumstances.

Time and space

The primary advantage is that flat roofs are quick to install and take up less space than a pitched roof. Being little more than a horizontal base attached to the ceiling joists and covered by a waterproof membrane, they can be installed in a day, given the right conditions.

Extensions and garages

Flat roofs are particularly suited to new additions to a house such as garages and extensions, where the structural integrity of the building is not affected by the roof design.

Energy efficiency and environmental impact

Some people like to install green roofs – layers of grass and plants that form an attractive addition, as well as natural insulation to a property. Naturally, this is only possible with a flat roof as a base.

Common flat roof repairs

Aside from the usual concerns that affect all roofs, flat roofs attract their own range of issues that can cause damage to the roof and property. Some of the more common ones that we encounter include:

Pooling water

Though slightly slanted to allow for run-off, flat roofs do not drain as well as their pitched counterparts. Occasionally this can result in pooling water, where a puddle gathers in the membrane and is unable to drain away. Left unchecked, it can weaken the membrane below, causing significant damage and leaks.


This occurs if pockets of air or moisture get trapped beneath the waterproof membrane of a flat roof. When warmed by the sun, these pockets expand. This causes the membrane to stretch, potentially weakening the roof.

Why Choose AP Benson Roofing & Building?

There are plenty of reasons to choose us for all your flat roof repairs and installations requirements in Surrey.

Trading since 1980, we are one of the county’s best-established roofing firms.

We have earned a reputation for quality workmanship and reliable customer service.

All roof installations, repairs, and maintenance (including chimneys and rooflines) are performed by trained and experienced workers, with more than 100 years in the trade between them.

Our work is fully insured and guaranteed for your added peace of mind.

Flat Roof Solutions Near You

We install and repair flat roofs across Surrey, for domestic and commercial customers alike. Whether you’re based in our home town of Guildford, nearby Woking, or anywhere else in the county, you can rely on us to arrive in good time to every flat roofing project we take on. For more information, visit our Areas We Cover page.

Get in touch

For flat roof installations and repairs you can depend on in Guildford, Woking, and across Surey, call A P Benson Roofing & Building today for a free quote.

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