I'm an enthusiastic recommender of Onduline. The material costs against a
proper 3 layer felt job are near enough the same; the life span is probably
about the same, but the real winner for me is that I can do in an afternoo
n what would take 3 times as long at least for felt, with no mess, no strug
gling with rolls and flapping material, and no danger of setting things on
fire. I also suspect that removal and replacement will be easier than strip
ping off old felt.
I covered my now 7 year old 'new' workshop with it - and last summer put it
over the deteriorating felt on the old workshop and then the log shed too.
This last one might give me bother as the pitch is shallow and the substra
te a bit soft in places.
On Mon, 5 Aug 2013 15:36:31 -0700 (PDT), robgraham wrote:
Yup, Onduline is good. Beware of Corruline - looks the same but is thinner
and possibly too flexible to lift a sheet to the roof on your own.
I got the Onduline from Wickes 5 years ago. Last time I looked, a couple of
years ago, the sheets seemed thinner and were labelled as corrugated bitumen
sheet or similar.
Corruline does need a bit of 'maintenance' to last the claimed life of 15
years, but seems to be just removing moss ect. a couple of times a years.
I was just about to ask about Coroline as that is the stuff Screwfix
sell (but only in bulk). It is cheaper than the Wickes stuff. No
mention that I can find on the Aerial Plastics web site of the
thickness. That site does have a "handy how mnay sheets/fixing do I
Yes, I'm sure it was being sold as branded Onduline a few years back
now it is sold unbranded. It is stated by Wickes as being 3mm thick
the same as the Ondulines sites says for real Onduline. Wickes use
the phrase "trade quality" which makes me nervous. B-)
Hum, the plot thickens. "Find Stockists" on the Onduline site lists
Travis Perkins and Wickes only for Cumbria. County Durham has Keyline
Builders Merchants in addition to TP and W. Northumberland is TP
On the TP site I can only find Coroline...
I got mine from
they were £1.50/sheet more expensive than Wickes price per sheet, but
free delivery, which solved my dilemma of how to get it home without
damaging it or having to lash-up some sort of custom carrier for the
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