Eco-friendly roof for Fife coastal home

THE owner of a self-build eco-house which overlooks the end of Burntisland beach front has opted for Catnic’s SSR standing seam roofing and cladding system.

The new three-bedroom building has been constructed in the grounds of a listed Victorian building, meaning that the design and materials had to meet building control approval.

The home has been designed with Passivhaus principles in mind to meet best environmental standards.

Described by Catnic as a ‘contemporary juxtaposition to its traditional neighbour’, the building features a combination of pitched and flat roofing with three varying roof heights.

The rest of the house comprises a single and two-storey format.

The owner, who constructed the house using a SIPS method, has also undertaken the installation of the roof. Finished in an Anthracite shade, 66m2 of the SSR system was installed to a joisted roof. Pitched to create a double height open plan living area, it provides a contrast to the flat roof EPDM aluminium coated finish used elsewhere.

Photovoltaic roof panels have also been installed.

Having been trained by Catnic to install the SSR, owner and self builder Alan Hobbett said, “I was looking for a roofing system with good eco-credentials, the right aesthetics and of course importantly, because of the exposed location, high performance levels.

“To learn how to install the product I attended a Catnic SSR training day, which was excellent – a really informative and hands-on experience. The product is lightweight, easy to handle and is designed well, which simplifies the installation process considerably.

“From a technical perspective too, the Catnic team has been particularly supportive which, especially as a self builder, is much appreciated. We supplied architectural drawings initially and they came back with detailed technical drawings and have helped with any technical queries swiftly along the way – I have been impressed with the whole service and of course am delighted with the finished result.”