How to reduce your build programme and stay on budget!

Since the Covid-19 pandemic gripped the country in late March house builders have been tasked with reopening sites under new health and safety guidelines. It has been well documented that social distancing measures have restricted labour on site and housing developments are taking longer to build.

smartroof save time on your build

Smartroof are experienced in working closely with house builders to supply and install an offsite ‘room in roof’ solution. Utilising the Smartroof system as an alternative to traditional roofing methods enables builders to:

  • reduce build programme by 3-4 weeks
  • install 4-5 roofs in one day
  • complete the build within existing budgets

Thomas Cox, Commercial Manager at Taylor Wimpey commented “We have been able to reduce build times as a result of installing Smartroof’s ‘room in roof’ system in our developments”.

In addition to increasing speed of build the Smartroof system offers housebuilders a number of other benefits over traditional ‘room in roof’ methods:

  • addresses the performance gap
  • overcomes issues of reduced labour onsite
  • improves health and safety onsite


The Smartroof System is manufactured in a factory environment governed by strict quality control procedures and offers consistent and predictable thermal performance that can be computer modelled in advance to accurately assess the thermal efficiency of houses at the design stage. The system can be installed by a small team of three highly skilled roofers, installation requires less time spent working at height, while the risk of falling blockwork, use of power tools in confined spaces, and manual handling of steels is completely eliminated.

“I was extremely impressed with the build speed, health and safety onsite as well as the thermal properties of the product. Adopting a fabric first approach to building has never been more important. Smartroof provided me with a cost effective solution to increasing SAP performance. In addition to roof performance, the ability to control costs onsite is vital and Smartroof offers cost certainty compared with traditional build, which requires multiple materials, trades and hire services”. Mathew Williams, Director, HGP Architects.

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