Case Study

Sutton Place, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sutton Place, Bexhill-on-Sea

Case Study

Flat to pitch conversions are an excellent way to not only refresh tired flat roofs, but to also increase their resistance to the elements. Water ingress is a common nuisance for aged flat roofs, as is the failure to achieve modern regulations, and flat to pitch conversions have become an increasingly common solution to this issue for property managers, local authorities and housing associations, whether homes or other building types such as schools.

Sutton Place in Bexhill-on-Sea features three blocks of flats, privately owned and maintained via a residents committee. All three blocks had flat roofs that had not only succumbed to years of wear and tear, but would  be unsuitable if installed today under current regulations anyway. The resident’s committee realised it was time to take action and contacted metal frame fabricators Dibsa Structures:

Following our successful tender submission work commenced in earnest during June 2019 headed up by our experienced Contracts Manager Richard Jenkins whose attention to detail is second to none and whose commitment to the job from start to finish has been commendable.  Installing our lightweight steel structure on the existing flat roofs, securing at intervals specified by our Structural Engineer and following his pull out requirement work progressed at a good pace.

                                                                                                         Sue Slack, Director, Dibsa Structures

Metrotile, a frequent collaborator with Dibsa in the past, was chosen for the roof covering with the specifiers selecting the Roman profile in Brindle. The classic roman style and stunning use of colour refreshes the blocks, as you can see in the accompanying drone video on this page – the properties look elegant and rejuvenated against the Bexhill coastline.

Our roofing engineer recommended Metrotile as our roofing tile of choice, Dibsa and Metrotile have proved to be the ideal combination. The workforce from Dibsa structures who built and tiled our roofs were exemplary, they were led by their own project manager who was highly experienced, his team were hard working, conscientious, polite and helpful.

Charles Dunn, Services Manager, Sutton Place Residents Committee Ltd.

The residents of Sutton Place can now enjoy the benefits of a pitched Metrotile roof, including significantly improved security, protection against the elements throughout the guaranteed 40 years and beyond.

Looking to convert your flat roof to pitched? Contact us for a discussion and a free estimate. You can also contact Dibsa Structures for any light steel frame enquiries via, or 01226 320920

A stunning aerial shot of Sutton Place

Key Points

  • Three blocks of flats in Bexhill-on-Sea required new roofing
  • Residents Association selected Metrotile Roofing and a Dibsa Lightweight Steel Frame System
  • A flat to pitch conversion was completed on each block
  • New roof looks stunning along the Bexhill coastline

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