Stormking enters the flat roofing market
A manufacturer of offsite, prefabricated GRP component products, Stormking has marked its diversification
into the flat roof waterproofing market with the launch of two high-performance flat roof systems. RCI spoke
with the company to find out more about the new roofing solutions on offer
Stormking’s 35 years’ experience
in GRP component products
has enabled the company to
produce two flat roofing systems:
StormDeck-GRP and StormDeck-PU.
Testament to the pedigree of the
Stormking brand, these two roofing
solutions hit the mark on cost, ease-ofinstallation
A market opportunity
Since 1985, Stormking has pioneered
offsite fabrication processes to produce
GRP components for construction projects
across the UK. Due to the ever-evolving
demand for the company’s solutions, it
has developed a wide product portfolio,
which reflects the needs of its customers.
The product range extends from
chimney stacks and bay window roofs, to
dormer windows and door canopies, and
provides both cost and time savings on all
types of building projects.
The two high-performance flat roofing
waterproofing products – StormDeck-
GRP and StormDeck-PU – are ideal
for both newbuild and refurbishment
projects, and according to the company,
they seal an important gap in Stormking’s
existing product range.
StormDeck-GRP is a highperformance,
liquid-applied flat roofing
system, designed to provide a durable
watertight seal on roof, walkways and
A built-up system, it comprises GRP
chopped strand mat, fire-retardant
polyester resin, curing catalyst and
Offering the ideal solution for where
aesthetics are important and for foot
trafficked areas, StormDeck GRP is
tough, robust and offers long-term
performance. It comes with a range of
accessories including trims, coloured
minerals, application rollers, cleaners and
Presenting a modern-take on coldapplied
liquid systems, StormDeck-PU
provides a fast and effective solution.
A one coat system which cures quickly,
StormDeck-PU can be installed even
when the British weather looks set to turn.
Simple to apply straight to the
prepared deck, it offers a faster alternative
to the traditional GRP system, and is ideal
for projects where speed of installation is
GRP versus PU
GRP and PU liquid-applied roofing
systems have many similarities, but they
also offer unique qualities. For projects
where aesthetic are essential, StormDeck
GRP might be preferential to StormDeck
PU, as GRP can be produced in a range of
colours and finishes.
On the other hand, PU would perhaps
be better suited to a project where time
is of the essence, or there is complicated
detailing work to be completed.
However, being a single coat system,
StormDeck PU is much faster to install
when compared to StormDeck GRP
which, being a built-up system, is more
complex and demanding to install.
Furthermore, GRP takes longer to cure
and requires zero moisture in the air,
whereas PU cures very quickly and can be
installed in damp weather.
Speaking about the launch, Kevin
Bohea, managing director of Stormking,
said: “Having previously worked with
the flat roof market for over 10 years,
we identified an opportunity to enter
with more than a single proposition. We
wanted to offer customers a choice.
“We believe that customers need
choice when making any successful
decision, which is why we have launched
two new systems that reflect the needs of
any roofing project and client.
“Built-up GRP systems are wellestablished,
and our system will offer
contractors a cost-effective alternative,
without compromising on installation and
Kevin added: “PU is still relatively
new to the market and offers many
advantages, especially speed of
installation and fast curing, making it
ideal for time-sensitive projects.
“We are confident that these two
systems will provide contractors with a
reliable, cost-effective solution for their
flat roof requirements, and hope to have
given customers the best of both worlds
when it comes to selection.”
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46 www.rcimag.co.uk June 2020