Case Study: Sarnafil Roofing Solution Replaces Old Asphalt Roof


Roof Assured installer C&G Cladding replaced a badly ageing and leaking asphalt roof, with the Sarnafil single ply membrane roofing solution, on a 1950’s bungalow located in the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire.

The owners, Jon and Sarah Buckland, bought the house as a refurbishment project with a new roof being a priority.  The house had been re-roofed in 1991 with asphalt but years of problems had meant patch after patch to try and  halt the decline.

Sarah said: “The old roof was leaking so badly that water was pouring down the internal walls rather than the drainpipes. You could say we had a water feature down the chimney rather than in the garden!”


Based on this roof’s poor performance the couple decided ‘not to go down the asphalt route’ and carried out extensive research into other options including traditional slate and tiles.

They had seen Sarnafil mentioned in magazines, featured in Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme, on the internet and had read a blog by Jason Orme, Editorial Director Future Pubishing, publisher of Homebuilding and Renovating magazine, on why he opted for a Sarnafil roofing solution for his personal home renovation project.

The Sarnafil membrane scored highly in terms of performance and cost but it was also  important to have the right look for a home located in a lovely scenic spot. They liked the colour of the lead grey membrane and this was an additional factor in choosing a Sarnafil roof.

The Buckland’s then contacted C&G Cladding, a family run business based in Cheltenham and members of the Roof Assured approved installer network for over twenty years. The C&G team installed 342 sq m Sarnafil, self adhered single ply membrane on the roof. The self adhered hot air weldable roof membrane was developed by Sika Sarnafil in Switzerland and combines all the high performance, traditional features of the Sarnafil membrane with fast and easy installation thanks to a strong self adhered attachment method.

Dave Anderson, Joint Managing Director, C& G Cladding said: “The self adhered membrane is easy to apply with its peel, stick and seal application.  This makes it ideal for a project such as the Powick bungalow where time and cost were important.  There was also a considerable amount of detailing required and the self adhered membrane gave us the extra flexibility to manage that.”.

Jon and Sarah are extremely complimentary about the service they received from C&G Cladding: “They were fantastic.  They had to put up with all sorts of delays including snow which meant they were here for longer than expected. We got to know them well and and we were sorry to see them leave when the project was finished.  Their workmanship was excellent especially as the roof required a lot of detailing and it’s all beautifully installed”.

It wasn’t only Jon and Sarah that complimented C&G on their workmanship.  The Building Control Officer commented on the high quality of the installation saying that “they have done a fantastic job”.

The new roof is covered by the Sika Sarnafil 15 year guarantee.

Now the new roof is in place Jon and Sarah are continuing the refurbishment confident in the knowledge that that the new Sarnafil roof will protect the inside of the property as well as the outside.

Garage Roof Replacement

Grand Designs, Channel 4, Malvern Episode Feature

We are very proud to have featured in the latest episode of Grand Designs (season 17, episode 1)! C&G Cladding installed a Sarnafil roofing system on the hugely impressive property in Malvern. With curved walls and clad in timber, the attention to detail throughout the property and roof areas was extremely high, with our team delivering a beautiful finish. Watch the episode on Channel 4.

The Email received from homeowner, Jon Flewers:


“Can I just add that the team of Martin, Mike and Harrison are a real credit to C&G Cladding. Accommodating and always professional even with the hick up toward the beginning of the job. The level of craftsmanship appears to be absolutely first class and I am very pleased to have C and G Cladding involved with our project. Thanks again.”

Jon Flewers


Xmas Promotion: Endurance Composite Doors

Recommend a friend – it pays!

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What a lovely surprise I had on opening the letter from you and finding a cheque in recognition of the recommendation I had made. I was only too happy to put your company forward as I have always been so pleased with your workmanship.


Congratulations to Ian Anderson (MD)

Congratulations to Ian Anderson (MD) on being voted cricket umpire of the year for the Gloucestershire and surrounding areas for the 2014  season.

Ian has also been appointed to umpire  the University Women`s Premier A Final – Lords (Nursery Ground) on the 23rd June 2015. 

From all at C & G Well Done Ian, Great Achievement


Moreton-in-Marsh Show – Saturday September 1st

We’ll also be at the Moreton-in-Marsh Show on Saturday September 1st

The 2012 Moreton-in-Marsh Show – Saturday 1st September – is going to be a wonderful event for all the family and one we’re sure you won’t want to miss, so round up all your friends and family and come along on Saturday 1st September to enjoy a true Cotswold countryside event like no other.

You’ll quickly discover there’s far more to the Moreton-in-Marsh Show than you imagined.

The Moreton-in-Marsh Show is a traditional one day Agricultural and Horse Show which is held on the first Saturday in September each year. It is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the UK and attracts over 20,000 visitors each year.

The Show is held in a parkland setting with no permanent buildings, so is built up in the traditional way with marquees and hurdle pens giving a true country show atmosphere.

Malvern Autumn Show – September 29th & 30th

We’ll be at the Malvern Autumn Show on September 29th & 30th!

A charming celebration of food, gardening and nostalgia

The Malvern Autumn Show is a true celebration of food, the countryside, gardening and nostalgia. After a long year there’s nothing better than enjoying the fruits of the wonderful season. A show for food and gardening lovers, the event hosts a range of cookery demonstrations, gardening talks, vegetable displays, vintage tractors, crafts and more. Families and Friends can enjoy a day out to remember.