Independent technical advice
on roofing and cladding
Roberts Consulting
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The design phase is often the most complex, balancing a number of conflicting demands. We draw on our experiences in the fields of structural engineering, architecture, building services and materials science. 

We adopt an 'holistic approach' based on a Four Discipline Model and consider:

--Structure:   Will the roof collapse or blow away? 
B--Weatherproofing:   Will the roof leak? 
C--Hygrothermal:   Will there be excessive heat loss or condensation?
D--Durability:   Will the roof last?
E--Service:   Will the roof meet the owner's needs?

Sometimes our involvement takes the form of a design audit of a proposed scheme.

Specifically we: 
- maintain a full set of relevant British Standards and Building Regulation Approved Documents.
- run AutoCAD 2002 drafting software.
- use a finite element computer program to calculate steady-state heat transfer. 

On completion of the design we can carry out the contract administration.