- On site, Hands-on, Team work, Heights, Building
- Salary Range: £20,000 - £35,000
- Nation: England & Wales
Single ply waterproofing is used on buildings with large roof areas like supermarkets. It is a very new product and is used mainly in new construction.
Single ply waterproofing is specified by architects on new
buildings as it allows them to make unusual shapes on the roof that
suits the single ply materials.
The materials are very lightweight and easy to use, but single
ply roofers are very skillful and considered to be skilled
craftspeople in this area of roofing work. They use a wide range of
materials and know how and where to apply them. The specialised
nature of the work means good operatives are also in high
They are used on very prestigious projects and highly skilled
and qualified operatives can look forward to making good money,
either working with companies or setting up their own business.
As with all roofing jobs, being confident at heights is
essential. You'll also need to be technically minded and
comfortable with reading plans, diagrams and instructions, so a
good background in maths is important.
A good level of fitness is required, as are good practical
skills for using tools and equipment. You'll be working out in all
weathers and will need to follow strict safe working practices.
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
GCSE's in English or Welsh and Maths at A*-C.
(Applications from students with the Foundation or Intermediate
Welsh Baccalaureate are also welcomed).
Qualified and experienced single ply roofers can expect to earn
in the region of £20,000 - £35,000.