FILON PRODUCTS LTD
UNIT 3 RING ROAD
BURNTWOOD BUSINESS PARK
STAFFORDSHIRE WS7 3JQ
Tel: 01543 687300
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Suppliers of: GRP Corrugated roofing GRP rooflights GRP profiled cladding Hygienic Cladding
Filon Products Limited have, for over 60 years, manufactured translucent Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) rooflights and GRP profiled cladding sheets.
Filon now offer more than 1000 different profiles as part of its standard range of GRP rooflights. We are also able to match most metal, fibre cement and cladding profiles enabling Filon to supply not only new GRP rooflights but also to replace broken and degraded rooflights and coloured GRP roof sheets.
The range includes translucent, colour tinted and opaque coloured profiled sheets for single skin roofing systems and double skin site assembled rooflights for use within a twin skin built up roof system.
Filon also manufacture and supply FAIRs, Factory Assembled Insulating Rooflights, for use within composite panel roof systems. The range of rooflights and roof sheets is available in a variety of weights to achieve a Class B non-fragile status and in a range of fire grades: SAB3; SAA1 and SAA0 under BS476 Parts 3, 6 and 7.
Filon have also developed a unique method of repairing asbestos cement or fibre cement roofs. Over time profiled cement roofing can degrade, crack and collect moss. Asbestos roofing is expensive to remove and dispose of safely.
Filon’s over roofing system removes the need for dangerous and costly removal whilst improving the thermal efficiency of the roof. As Filon can match nearly any roof corrugated roof profile, Filon’s over-roofing system can be laid over most roofs keeping the original roof sheets in place and allows the incorporation of insulation. This can raise the roof by only either 25mm or 60mm and requires no planning permission as the sheets match the existing profiles.
Filon’s Fixsafe system has been developed for the replacement of sheeting or rooflights from the underside thereby removing the high risks associated with accessing fragile roofs. This system allows the client, agent and contractors to be able to fully comply with the HSE Working At Height Regulations 2005 when working on fragile roofs as all the work involved in replacing the rooflight or roof sheet completely from within the building. This system can also reduce disruption to the building occupiers and reduce costs as expensive crawler boards, edge protection scaffold and safety netting is not required.
Filon’s range of Monarch F GRP barrel vault rooflights are typically used as continuous rooflights in standing seam, low pitch and flat roof applications and are available to suit varying U value requirements and in a range of widths starting at 500mm wide.
Chemical Resistant & Aggressive Atmospheres
Nearly all of Filon’s products are ideal for aggressive, chemical and coastal atmospheres where other materials such as coated steel and aluminium would quickly corrode. Citadel sheets can be tailor made to suit exact site specific conditions. Provide information relating to conditions and contaminates and Filon’s Technical Department will design the resin and surface protection system accordingly to provide life spans of up to 40 years.
Filon also manufacture flat GRP cladding with a textured surface which is perfectly suitable for hygienic cladding applications such as abattoirs and food preparation areas etc.
Filon manufacture mpGRP, a flat GRP sheet designed for road signage as an alternative to steel and aluminium. The advantage over the traditional metal products is that there is no scrap value in the GRP sheet so theft is unlikely and GRP is also very resilient to harsh atmospheric / environmental conditions where metal corrosion is likely.
GRP roof valleys gutters and Dry Fix valley troughs are manufactured by Filon Products and the range is complemented with a suite of end closures to remove the need for the costly and skilled operation of constructing lead saddles. These simple to fit end closures can be installed by any roofer with a hammer and nails in almost no time at all.
These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
1. Filon Over Roofing Brochure 2019 04
Filon Over-Roofing system provides a durable, lightweight, weather tight solution for the refurbishment of old roofs on factories, warehouses and other metal or fibre cement clad buildings
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FILON CITADEL Profiled GRP Rooflights
Profiled GRP Rooflights, wall claddings and Roofsheets. Chemical resistant and also ideal for marine and coastal areas.
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Filon DR Refurb
Filon DR-Refurb sheets for repairs to profiled roofs and walls
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FILON FAIRS Factory Assembled Insulating Rooflights
Factory Assembled Insulating Rooflights
Published [31/05/19]File size [1600 KB]
FILON Filite Box Rooflights For Internal Linings
Filon's range of Rooflights, Box Rooflights and Laylights
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Profiled Translucent GRP roofing sheets ideal for many domestic rooflight applications including car ports and walkway canopies
Published [30/05/19]File size [199 KB]
Filon FIXSAFE Safe Replacement system for Roof Sheets
The safe replacement system for damaged roof sheets & rooflights
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FILON FOTOLITE GRP Glazing for horticultural
GRP glazing for horticultural applications
Published [31/05/19]File size [135 KB]
FILON GRP Profiles Book
Filon manufacture and supply a vast range of profiled rooflights that match most metal, asbestos, fibre cement profiled cladding panels. This guide allows specifiers to match the profile required.
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FILON GRP ROOFLIGHTS
A wide range of profiled GRP rooflights to match profiled corrugated metal cladding sheets.
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FILON MONARCH F
GRP Rooflights and Barrel Vault rooflights for low pitch, curved or flat roofs.
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FILON MP GRP For Permanent And Temporary Signs
GRP plate for Permanent And Temporary Signs including traffic signage. GRP has little scrap value and therefore useful for prevention of metal theft.
Published [31/05/19]File size [406 KB]
Filon MULTICLAD F GRP sheet for hygienic wall linings
GRP sheets for hygienic wall linings
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Filon Overview Brochure
GRP Rooflights & Sheets
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Filon Supasafe DR
Supasafe is a Profiled GRP Rooflights and corrugated Roofsheet with enhanced reinforcement
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Filon V Flow GRP valley troughs Brochure
Filon supply a range of GRP roof valley troughs for use with clay, slate or concrete roof tiles. A ideal alternative to lead and BBA Certified.
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ROOFING & CLADDING: LONDON GLIDING CLUB BUILDING, TOTTERNHOE, BEFORDSHIRE
Filon was called upon to provide a refurbishment solution for the Grade 2 listed London Gliding Club Building in Totternhoe, Bedfordshire, at the foot of the Dunstable Downs.
The Club is one of the largest and oldest of its kind in the UK, having been in existence since 1930. In 1935 the original wooden hangars at the site were replaced on the present building designed by the renowned architect and club member Kit Nicholson.
In recent years, the building had deteriorated and in early 2014, the decision was taken to carry out refurbishment to the roofing and cladding.
This presented an unusual challenge. The local planning department insisted on replacement using a profile to match the existing asbestos cement cladding, to comply with the requirements of the building’s listing. However, during a previous refurbishment the cladding had been replaced incorrectly, with the same profile used for walls and roofing.
After being approached by the client’s architect, the Technical Department at Filon responded by modifying an existing GRP roofing profile to provide a practical solution which performed the dual roles of wall and roof sheeting, whilst conforming to the aesthetic requirements of the planners.
Industrial and commercial roofing specialist, Advanced Roofing Services of Forest Row, East Sussex were appointed as roofing contractor and carried out the very successful removal of existing roof and wall sheets and the installation of the new Filon sheeting.
Filon’s triple reinforced GRP sheeting, Supasafe was used on the roof and was complemented by matching translucent rooflight sheets. For the walls, Filon’s double reinforced DR-30 was used. These two outstandingly strong yet still relatively thin and lightweight products were chosen to provide a very strong and durable roof to provide long term non-fragility and enable the roof and walls to cope with the possible high wind loads on the exposed site.
Filon DR and Supasafe roofsheets and rooflights are are available in three fire resistant grades to meet current Building Regulations for Fire Safety.
Lightweight GRP Over-roofing, Yorkshire Water Buttershaw Depot
Lightweight GRP Over-roofing was the perfect solution for refurbishment of this large asbestos cement roof in Bradford.
Yorkshire Water’s Buttershaw Depot Building in Bradford, was constructed in 1971, using a steel portal frame with an asbestos cement roof. Degradation of the original roof had resulted in water ingress leading to other problems, so in 2010 a refurbishment programme was planned. Yorkshire Water’s requirement was simply to provide a cost-effective solution, making the building wind and water proof and extending its working life by ten to fifteen years.
Two key factors had to be taken into consideration. First, the building loading would not allow a metal roofing system to be used. Second, removing the existing asbestos roof would present a significant health & safety hazard – both to operatives working on the roof and to Yorkshire Water’s own employees at the site.
Lightweight GRP FILON Over-roofing was the obvious solution – meeting both these critical requirements as well as providing a proven, long working life. FILON Products worked with main contractor MITIE Tilley Limited to ensure the correct specification and installation of the roof.
The FILON GRP Over-roofing sheets were manufactured to match the existing profile of the asbestos sheets. They were then installed over the existing roof, using FILON’s patented profix spacer system, which also allows a cavity sufficient for the inclusion of insulation, if the thermal specification of the roof is to be upgraded. The extreme lightness of FILON Over-roofing, compared to metal profiled sheets, is the characteristic that allows this extremely simple solution. Additional loadings are minimal and, crucially in this case, there was no need to subject personnel to risk by disturbing and removing the existing asbestos. This factor creates another advantage, by removing the requirement for costly disposal of the asbestos.
Furthermore, FILON Over-roofing is simple to install and greatly reduces time on site compared to alternative profiled roof refurbishment methods.
For more information visit www.filon.co.uk or call today on Tel: 01543 687300