FILON PRODUCTS LTD
UNIT 3 RING ROAD
BURNTWOOD BUSINESS PARK
STAFFORDSHIRE WS7 3JQ
Tel: 01543 687300
Fax: 01543 687303
Suppliers of: GRP Corrugated roofing GRP rooflights GRP profiled cladding Hygienic Cladding
Filon Products Limited have, for over 50 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.
FILON CITADEL Profiled GRP Rooflights
Profiled GRP Rooflights, wall claddings and Roofsheets. Chemical resistant and also ideal for marine and coastal areas.
Published [28/04/17]File size [1480 KB]
Filon DR Refurb
Filon DR-Refurb sheets for repairs to profiled roofs and walls
Published [28/04/17]File size [3498 KB]
FILON FAIRS Factory Assembled Insulating Rooflights
Factory Assembled Insulating Rooflights
Published [28/04/17]File size [1600 KB]
FILON Filite Box Rooflights For Internal Linings
Filon's range of Rooflights, Box Rooflights and Laylights
Published [19/04/18]File size [1087 KB]
Profiled Translucent GRP roofing sheets ideal for many domestic rooflight applications including car ports and walkway canopies
Published [19/04/18]File size [199 KB]
Filon Fixsafe Roofscape
The safe replacement system for damaged roof sheets & rooflights
Published [19/04/18]File size [957 KB]
GRP glazing for horticultural applications
Published [28/04/17]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.
Published [19/04/18]File size [1759 KB]
FILON GRP ROOFLIGHTS
A wide range of profiled GRP rooflights to match profiled corrugated metal cladding sheets.
Published [19/04/18]File size [1226 KB]
FILON MONARCH F
GRP Rooflights and Barrel Vault rooflights for low pitch, curved or flat roofs.
Published [28/04/17]File size [1446 KB]
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 [28/04/17]File size [406 KB]
Filon Over Roofing
The ideal profile cladding for replacement, refurbishment or repair of asbestos fibre cement or metal panel roofs. Available in a wide range of profiles to match existing roofing
Published [28/04/17]File size [3235 KB]
Filon Overview Brochure
GRP Rooflights & Sheets
Published [28/04/17]File size [2571 KB]
Filon Supasafe DR
Supasafe is a Profiled GRP Rooflights and corrugated Roofsheet with enhanced reinforcement
Published [19/04/18]File size [2672 KB]
Filon V-FLOW GRP valley troughs
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.
Published [28/04/17]File size [1479 KB]
Filon delivers daylight to LIDL Distribution Centre
Over 2600 linear metres of Filon’s Monarch F GRP barrel vault rooflights were installed during the refurbishment of this major distribution hub in Belvedere, Kent.
Staffordshire-based Ascot Property Maintenance Ltd, installed over 2600 linear metres of Filon’s Monarch F 1200mm wide triple skin barrel vault rooflights at this Regional Distribution Centre serving South-East England.
The installation was part of a major refurbishment in which Ascot Property Maintenance also replaced over 10,000m2 of the aluminium roof.
The rooflights were specified with a CEDR24E outer skin, providing a class B non-fragility rating for an expected period of 25 years.
The triple skin construction of these rooflights provides a U value of 1.7 W/m2K – meeting the stringent thermal performance requirements for the building.
On one section of the roof the barrel vaults were supplied in opaque grey GRP, with a white internal finish, to maintain the correct conditions for ambient storage of chocolate products.
The longest rooflights installed on this huge curved roof are over 118m long: among the longest uninterrupted runs ever supplied by Filon Products.
Darren Fletcher of Ascot Property Maintenance said: “We have a long and successful relationship with Filon, having installed their rooflights and sheets on all kinds of buildings, including other LIDL distribution centres.”
Refurbishment of roofs and canopies at the iconic Byker Wall estate
Filon Products has supplied roofing to access decks and canopies for doorways and covered walkways as part of a refurbishment programme at the Byker Wall Estate in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Designed by notable architect Ralph Erskine and completed in the 1970s, the estate occupies a 200 acre site previously comprising Victorian slum terraced housing. It is is widely recognised as a successful example of urban regeneration and has won many architectural awards.
Today the estate is Grade 2 listed and recent refurbishments have involved careful reinstatement of original features and colour schemes, using modernised materials where possible, while retaining the look and feel of the 1970s design scheme.
Steve Vickers of Filon Products was invited to a site meeting at the estate, to make recommendations for refurbishment of translucent GRP canopies and coloured door canopies in various areas of the estate.
Steve Vickers takes up the story: “We were approached because Filon sheeting had been used over the years for repairs in specific areas although we had never been to site. Different contractors had used various profiles and sheet types with no consistency being applied. The brief from English Heritage was to match the original sheet specification as closely as possible whilst upgrading the non-fragility status keeping in mind that the buildings are Grade 2 listed.
Historical documents and research revealed that the original profile used on roofing to balconies, canopies and covered walkways, was British Alcan A7. We were able to match this profile using our Filon Supasafe triple reinforced sheeting with a Class 1 fire rating.
Original drawings of the door canopies were also provided and we developed as close a profile match as possible using opaque coloured Supasafe with a Class 3 fire rating.”
Following development and production of the sheets, contractors were appointed and further site meetings took place, to agree details such as fastener and sealant specifications.
Work began in early 2014 and progressed smoothly, with completion imminent at the end of 2014.