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 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]
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
Roof refurbishment with ingenious built-in safety feature at Coleg Cambria
At the Coleg Cambria, Wrexham’s higher education college in North Wales, Filon over-roofing was specified as part of Mitie Tilley’s refurbishment of the Engineering Centre of Excellence facility.
The existing asbestos cement roof to the building had been starting to fail and the resulting water ingress was causing damage to the roof structure and putting high value machinery inside the building at risk.
Filon’s lightweight GRP over-roofing sheets allowed the roof to be refurbished without stripping off the existing roof sheets, making the refurbishment process quicker and less disruptive.
During a project of this type, there is the inevitable necessity for operatives to access areas of fragile roof, so safety measures must be put in place to protect against injury or death in the event of a fall.
Common practice in large asbestos cement clad buildings is to fit safety netting inside the building for the duration of the work. However at the Coleg Cambria, internal ceilings prevented access to allow nets to be hung inside the building, so an alternative solution was devised in collaboration with Filon’s technical team.
Peter Brierley, Business Development Manager for Mitie Tilley, takes up the story:
“A bracket and bar spacer system was employed to create a slightly oversized void between the existing roof and the over roofing sheets, rather than Filon’s own Profix spacers which would normally be used.
This facilitated the use of sacrificial safety nets being fixed over the existing roof and being left in place within the roof build-up after installation”.
The relatively low cost of the safety netting, when compared with the potential cost of removing and re-fitting the ceilings, plus temporary re-siting of equipment inside the building, made ‘sacrificial’ netting the cost-effective solution.
The over-roof at Coleg Cambria used Filon’s OPDR30E sheet in a light grey colour and comprised approx 3400m2 of a 32/1000 trapezoidal profile.
Filon over-roofing sheets are avialable in a wide variety of profiles to match most popular profiles if required, or modern trapezoidal profiles can be used to enhance the aesthetics of older buildings.
Download Filon Over-roofing brochure from our BPindex profile or visit our website at www.filon.co.uk for more information.