Build It Awards 2017
LEKA GRP roof shortlisted for Best Roof System or Product award
Following the announcement that IDSystems has had an unprecedented THREE products shortlisted for the Build It Awards 2017 we are shining the spotlight on the three different systems that have been given this recognition - finishing with the innovative LEKA GRP lightweight roof system.
LEKA GRP roof system
Originally designed and developed as a solid roof solution for replacing conservatory roofs, the LEKA roof system has been adapted and evolved to provide an innovative pitched or flat roof for extension and renovation projects.
The utilisation of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) as the material for the roof structure, compared to timber or aluminium rafters ensures the roof is around half the weight of traditional roofs.
This patented GRP structure was ideal for the original nature of the roof, but has also lent itself perfectly to the needs of self-builders. The significant reduction in weight compared to a traditional roof dramatically alters the structural requirements of the aspects of the build below the roof, allowing for more innovative glazing solutions to be designed.
For the orangery style roof GRP is interwoven with carbon fibre to provide additional strength and this technology in both pitched and flat roofs allows for huge openings of up to six metres to be created underneath, perfect for pairing an extension roof with a large set of bifold or sliding doors.