Looking at solar as being part of the roof, rather than something that is added to it, we combine the latest roof integrated solar products with our own award winning roofing service.
You can benefit from our integrated service approach in either a new build or roof renewal setting.
We live and breathe roofing, having delivered a high quality slating and tiling service to house builders’ day in day out for 25 years we understand the unique challenges faced by the sector.
Our roof integrated solar package provides a ‘one stop’ solution to house builders looking to install solar. Choosing Forster for your roofing and solar works will mean liability/warranty rest with just one contractor and management time saved co-ordinating trades. The installation of solar can be worked seamlessly into your build programme whilst maintaining the benefits of your clients’ new home warranty.
Notable developments where we have delivered this integrated service include the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, the Fife Housing Innovation Showcase in Dunfermline as well as multiple Barratt and Bellway Homes developments.
“Integrated products delivered by installers providing a fully integrated (roofing and solar photovoltaic) service represents the future of PV for new home building” Doug McLeod, Barratt Regional Director for Scotland.
Solar can also be incorporated into your roof renewal projects to help you pay for and generate a return from your roofs as well as produce a cheaper, cleaner electricity supply for you or your tenants.
Ahead of retro-fit solar installations it is important to consider the age and condition of the roof the system is being installed onto. It may be more cost effective (in terms of avoiding future duplication of infrastructure costs) to renew the roof at the same time.
The National Trust for Scotland, The Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service, North Lanarkshire and Angus Councils have all benefitted from our integrated solar service.
Our innovative service approach was shortlisted for the ‘Best Green Initiative’ award at Homes for Scotland’s 2013 Awards as well as being recognised by NFRC at their Scottish awards in October 2014, where for the second year running we were presented with the Solar Award.