Smartroof, UK manufacturer of panelised roofing systems, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, a key milestone for a company that has revolutionised room-in-roof construction in the housing sector with its innovative panel system that can be installed in hours, not days.

Established in 2002, Smartroof has grown considerably over the past 20 years from when it secured its first customer, housebuilder Barratt Homes. The company has gone from strength-to-strength and is now supplying over 300 roofs every month, aided in part by the recent £1.5 million investment in its Swadlincote production facility to meet the growing demand for modular roof systems.

Throughout this journey, Smartroof has worked hard to forge a reputation for innovation which is at the heart of everything it creates. Research and development ensures its products are well-engineered, well-understood and ahead of the game when it comes to sustainability.

The Keystone Group acquired Smartroof in 2012, recognising that the revolutionary Smartroof system complemented its brands and addressed many of the challenges facing housebuilders today; health and safety, speed of construction, skills shortage, cost certainty and product quality.

Commenting, Sean Og Coyle, Commercial Director at Keystone Group said: “At the Keystone group we really believe Smartroof has revolutionised the room-in-roof sector. Being able to arrive on site with installers, a lorry with roof cassettes, dormers, roof windows, soffit and fascia, and then installing two plots per day provides our customers and builders with the important consistency of build programme and reliability. The system also improves health and safety, speed of construction and consistency of cost, which at the end of the day provides the builder with peace of mind that their product will be installed as required.”

A complete roof solution, Smartroof is designed to offer housebuilders and developers a solution to maximising sellable space by creating rooms in roofs. Comprising a series of factory produced panels incorporating insulation, dormers, spandrels, roof windows and roofline, it is delivered to site and craned into place. Once in place, the roofs simply require tiling. The system has many benefits – less waste, better control of quality, safer to install – and meets the industry’s demand for solutions that allow us to build better quality homes more efficiently.

Along with its proven room-in-roof solution, Smartroof’s longstanding success is also as a result of the support it receives from its customers and suppliers who rely on its products. Furthermore, Smartroof has the measures in place with its operations team, site team, and contract managers who go the extra mile to ensure customers get that exceptional level of communication from their first enquiry right through to installation and post-handover support.

With a pipeline of projects in the mix for 2022 and beyond, Smartroof has clear ambition and an exciting outlook for the future. Thanks to the unwavering support of its staff, customers and suppliers, Smartroof looks forward to the next 20 years!

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