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PermaRoofUK is one of the largest licensed distributors of Firestone EPDM and supplies, delivering top class products to DIY and trade roofers all over the country. Talk to the award-winning sales and customer service teams for expert advice if you need help with your orders, large or small on 01773 441947 or use the live chat for a quick query.


5th January 2018 - Flat Roofing Products Offers for January 2018
Happy New Year to all our customers, we look forward to working with you again in 2018, and have got some great flat roofing products offers for you to kick-start the year. Find out more...

20th December 2017 - Happy Christmas to all our Customers
The PermaroofUK Ltd teams would like to wish our customers a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to continuing to work with you in 2018.

7th December 2017 - Special Flat Roof Offers for December
Announcing our latest flat roof offers for December. Grab a bargain in our last clearance sale of the year with PermaroofUK Lts, EPDM flat roof supplier.

28th November 2017 - NFRC Plans for Accreditation Scheme
An exciting announcement, branded as a 'major landmark' for the roofing industry, was made at the NFRC annual conference. Find out more about the roofing accreditation scheme launch.

9th November 2017 - Liquid Waterproofing Products from Permaroof
Find out more about Liquid Waterproofing products from Permaroof for all types of projects, including car parks, anti-skid surfaces, balconies and flat roofing.

30th October 2017 - When is the Right Time to Replace a Flat Roof?
Regular, visual inspections help you to determine the right time to replace your flat roof. Don't wait until it is leaking, as this can lead to other problems beneath the roof surface. Find out more...

12th October 2017 - Flat Roof Special Offers for October
Permaroof have some great products in our flat roof special offers this month, including the perfect Autumn installation – the EPDM Leaf Guard. Find out more about this and all our other special flat roof offers this month.

27th September 2017 - Wales Property Development Fund to Receive £30 Million
The Federation of Master Builders (Cymru) has today announced the intention of the Welsh Government to give £30 million of investment to the Wales Property Development Fund in a bid to support small Welsh construction businesses in their search for accessible financing to build new housing.

14th September 2017 - Permaroof EPDM Roofing Adhesives Available Online
We have a wide range of our own branded Permaroof and genuine Firestone EPDM roofing adhesives available in our online shop at the best prices online.

28th August 2017 - Introducing New Velux Glass Rooflights
Permaroof has recently launched a range of Velux glass rooflights to its ever-expanding catalogue of high-quality flat roof products at the best prices online.

11th August 2017 - Searching for a Roofer in the Midlands Gets Easy
Homeowners searching for a reliable roofer in the Midlands will be delighted to know that Permaroof UK can make it easy with the introduction of our approved contractor network.

11th July 2017 - Industry Plan to Attract Future Workers with Gaming
Developed by Ulster University, and endorsed by Morgan Sindall, BeIMCraft could inspire a new generation of construction workers. Find out more.

14th June 2017 - FMB Concerns Over Election Results for Building Sector
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has expressed concern over the UK General Election results that make key business sectors nervous, and the pound more unsteady.

15th May 2017 - Rising Costs and Falling Pound Make for Mixed Results in Construction Q1
Rising costs and the falling pound are contributing to a mixed bag of results, despite a healthy start, for construction in 2017 Q1. Find out more.

15th April 2017 - UNITE to Focus on Fake Self-Employment Status in Construction Industry
UNITE launch the first appeal via new Strategic Case Unit to tackle issue of fake self-employment in construction via umbrella payroll companies, and failure to support legal workers rights.

11th March 2017 - Low Levels of SME Growth in Construction
Research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) highlighted UK construction industry rated one of the lowest in terms of SME growth.

13th February 2017 - EPDM Flat Roof Accessories and Tools from Permaroof UK Online
As the UK's largest importer and supplier of Firestone EPDM, we really know our stuff, and have an extensive range of accessories, fixings and tools for your EPDM flat roof project. Check out our latest products available online today.

15th January 2017 - Flat Roof Repair Made Easy with Permaroof UK
Thinking of tackling a flat roof repair this year? With Christmas behind us, we begin to start looking ahead to the jobs that we have been putting off since last year. Find out more.

10th December 2016 - Replace Your Garage Roof Quickly and Easily with EPDM Rubber Roof Kits
Planning the largest jobs starts now, and Permaroof are here to help you with one of the biggest - the garage flat roof. Find out more.

5th November 2016 - Limited Time Offer - EPDM Rubber Roofing Marketing Pack – Reduced!
For a limited time, Permaroof UK are offering a fantastic discount on our Firestone EPDM Rubber Roofing Marketing Pack. Pay just £75 + VAT! Check out this great special offer.

6th October 2016 - Simple Gutter Clearing for Autumn
Gutter clearing can be one of those jobs that is put off until it really has to be done. No one enjoys climbing the ladder and scooping the debris that autumn inevitably deposits in the gutters - there is no escape! Until now.

23rd September 2016 - Special DIY Flat Roof Offers from Permaroof
Every month here at Permaroof we have a series of special offers on some of our most popular DIY flat roof products. Our aim is to ensure that our customers consistently receive value for money for the best flat roof supplies online.

28th June 2016 - Just Two Days of June Flat Roof Vouchers Remaining
Don't miss out! There are just two days left for you to claim your exclusive June discounts on EPDM custom-cutting, Permaroof Edge Trims, FREE DELIVERY and more!

16th June 2016 - Rubber Roof Kit for the Garage
The best way to recover your garage roof is with a rubber roof kit from Permaroof. DIY flat roof replacement is fast and easy with a kit that includes everything you need to get the job done quickly, with minimum fuss and with no waste.

8th June 2016 - Special June Offers from Permaroof
Permaroof are glad to see the sun shining on us in Derby this week, and look forward to spreading the cheer online with you all in the form of some great special offers for June!

25th May 2016 - Free Shipping on Flat Roof Skylights!
Find out more about our free shipping on flat roof skylights for the Brett Martin Mardome Reflex range. high-quality and performance from Permaroof, the UK's premier EPDM supplier.

8th May 2016 - DIY Flat Roof Repair – Save Time and Money with Rubber Roof Kits
Do you need to do a DIY flat roof repair? Maybe the felt roof covering is cracked or leaking and urgently needs to be fixed before it causes some major damage. Find out more about Permaroof rubber roof kits.

20th April 2016 - Flat Roof Bonding Adhesive - Bulk Savings!
Buying in bulk offers you the opportunity to save money and to stock up on those flat roofing essentials that you will use day-after-day, week-in, week-out, helping you to cut costs on all your flat roof jobs.

13th April 2016 - Participant Feedback on Our EPDM Roofing Training
Our training courses provide you with the opportunity to enter the fastest-growing sector of the roofing industry today – single-ply roofing. Read the latest feedback.

25th March 2016 - Recover Your Shed Roof for Under £60!
With Permaroof Shed-Roof-in-a-Box kits you really can recover your shed roof from just £60. Our kits start at 2m x 1.7m, or 6ft x 4ft, and include everything you need to get the job done fast.

9th March 2016 - March Flat Roofing Adhesive Sale
As Spring approaches, Permaroof is turning its thoughts to the latest EPDM products and clearing our facility to make way. We have some great special offers for you this month, with some strong reductions on our lines of Firestone adhesives.

26th February 2016 - MP Reminds Roofers to Use Genuine Materials
James Wharton, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has warned UK roofers of their obligations under current building regulations to use 'adequate and proper' roofing materials, following concerns raised by John Mann, MP for Bassetlaw.

5th February 2016 - February Flat Roofing Offers
Here at Permaroof UK Ltd, we maintain our prices regularly to ensure our customers can get high-performance, genuine flat roofing materials at the best prices online. Find out more about February's offerings.

20th January 2016 - Weekly SMS Offers - Don't Miss Out
As January and 2016 get underway, we are busy, busy, busy with our new ideas for this year and enjoying serving our customers, old and new. We have some great special offers lined up already and add to the growing list on a weekly basis.

5th January 2016 - Working with Permaroof in 2016
Happy New Year to all of You! 2016 is going to be a great year for all of us, and we are excited to continue working with you, welcoming new customers and training even more EPDM flat roofers than ever before.

23rd December 2015 - Merry Christmas from Permaroof
As we all prepare to wind down and enjoy the season's festivities, we would like to wish our customers a very Merry Christmas and thank you all for your cards, which have been enjoyed by us here since the beginning of the month.

12th December 2015 - End of Year Price Crash on Firestone EPDM
To mark the end of a very successful year here at Permaroof, we are happy to announce a flash sale for a limited time. We have crashed the price on our current stocks of Firestone EPDM membrane. Find out more.

30th November 2015 - Universal Breathable Membrane Underlay for Roofing
Making sure that your flat roof is watertight is a critical part of roofing, but installation of a universal underlay is also an important element.

12th November 2015 - Special Discounts on Flat Roofing Products
November is here and it is almost time for Black Friday! Permaroof UK is offering a whole day of savings for our customers with 10% off until 5pm! Find out more.

30th October 2015 - Useful EPDM Instruction Manual for Download
Although we include full instructions in every Firestone EPDM flat roof kit, accidents do occasionally happen and instruction can be damaged, destroyed, or end up being completely illegible. Download installation guides from Permaroof.

10th October 2015 - Gutter Brush Does Well in Water Harvesting Project
One of our satisfied customers in Plymouth recently sent us some great feedback on our simple, yet revolutionary Gutter Brush, affectionately known as the 'Hedgehog'. Find out why.

28th September 2015 - Free Delivery on Brett Martin Skylights
Permaroof stock an extensive range of the contemporary, stylish Brett Martin Mardome roof skylights, perfect for flat roofing projects of all sizes. We are currently offering free delivery on the Brett Martin range - order yours now to take advantage of this great offer.

11th September 2015 - Special Offer - Replace Flat Roofing Before Winter
Winter is approaching and now is the best time to tackle the flat roof that you have been putting off all summer! Permaroof has some special offers to help you make the most of the last few weekends of decent weather.

27th August 2015 - 2015 Rise in Construction Degree Applicants
According to UCAS, the number of construction degree applications is on the rise for the first time since 2008 in subject group K.

15th August 2015 - Heads Up Roofers - HSE Initiative for September
The HSE has announced that it will be launching its refurbishment initiative this September, which will mean unannounced site visits to check up on contractor sites across the UK.

8th August 2015 - Premium Grade EPDM on Sale this Month!
There has never been a better time to stock up on your premium grade Firestone EPDM with a special offer this month at Permaroof UK - the best place to buy your flat roofing supplies online.

29th July 2015 - The Permaroof Price Promise
Permaroof consistently strive to bring you the highest possible quality for all your flat roofing supplies online and offer a Price Beater Service to ensure that you also receive the best prices.

13th July 2015 - Fit a Gutter Brush Before Autumn to Prevent Damage
We all know what terrible damage can be caused to our homes when gutters become clogged with the inevitable autumn debris. You can prevent the necessity of having costly emergency repairs by fitting the Permaroof Gutter Brush now, while the weather is still great for climbing ladders.

29th June 2015 - Warning to Homeowners to Engage Recommended Roofers
Earlier this week a couple of fraudsters posing as trustworthy roofing contractors were jailed for a total of 13 years for what the QC described as, "Deliberately, unscrupulously and ruthlessly preying on the elderly and vulnerable."

15th June 2015 - Replace Asbestos Roofing with EPDM
Mention the word asbestos and many people run for the hills. Unsurprisingly in many cases, as asbestos can be deadly if not handled and treated in the correct manner. Find out more about a sustainable, safe and environmentally-friendly solution for your flat roof.

1st June 2015 - Special Offer for Firestone EPDM Training
This month at Permaroof UK we have a special offer for those of you wishing to participate in our renowned Firestone EPDM Training program.

15th May 2015 - Waterproof Your Shed for 50 Years - New Video
Check out the latest video from Permaroof UK on our specialist YouTube channel now and find out how you can waterproof your shed for 50 years with our amazing Firestone EPDM shed roof kits.

4th May 2015 - Special Offers as Summer Gets Underway
Summer is here in the UK and the great weather is taking us all outside. It is the ideal time to get flat roofing jobs completed and Permaroof have a range of EPDM products on Special Offer this month to help you do just that.

20th April 2015 - Research Shows Subcontractors Still Not Being Paid
PJE International, construction law specialists, have conducted a survey to investigate payment practices within the industry and found that in spite of new regulations, subcontractors are still being underpaid by main contractors to the extent that three out of five subbies are not receiving full payment.

6th April 2015 - Permaroof Celebrates the New Season with Special Offers
As we usher in the improving weather, many homeowners are feeling the effects of the wintry weather - assessing the cracked shed roof and wondering whether to just buy a new shed or leaving the garage door open to air the damp interior following the leak that was caused by cracked felt.

23rd March 2015 - Permaroof-in-a-Box - Complete EPDM Flat Roof Kits
Starting from less than £200, including VAT, the Permaroof-in-a-Box flat roof kits are the perfect solution to flat roof replacement. Buying a flat roof kit means there are no concerns about wastage; with standard, single-piece membranes or custom-cut, bespoke EPDM to the exact size you need.

9th March 2015 - Permaroof UK Price Beater Service
Here at Permaroof UK Ltd we are dedicated to providing the best products online for the best prices - guaranteed! Our Price Beater Service means that we promise to beat any like-for-like quote for any of your Firestone EPDM membrane purchases.

27th February 2015 - Winners of Firestone Sales Award 2014
Permaroof are delighted to announce that we have again won the Firestone International Sales Award! Read the full article to find out more about the award and our trip to Austria to collect it.

16th February 2015 - Permaroof Video Channel - How to Fit EPDM Membrane
Did you know that Permaroof have an amazing YouTube channel? We have dozens of detailed videos covering every aspect of our Firestone EPDM roofing membrane applications and some tricks of the trade thrown in for good measure!

2nd February 2015 - February Special Offers on Flat Roofing Supplies
The Permaroof team are here with this month's special offers to ensure you get the best flat roofing supplies at the best prices online.

27th January 2015 - App Makes Flat Roof Kit Orders Super-Easy
Permaroof's revolutionary Kit Builder App makes struggling with flat roof materials orders a thing of the past. In just eight simple steps, your complete flat roof kit is tailored to your individual specifications within minutes.

5th January 2015 - Ready for Flat Roofing in 2015?
Happy New Year everyone! We are excited to begin another year and are already making big plans for 2015. Our move to our new premises was the very best thing that we did last year and it has opened new doors for us with our larger capacity for the training centre.

15th December 2014 - Permaroof Accepts PayPal Secure Payments
Here at Permaroof UK, we are always thinking about our customers as our first priority. We work hard and are proud of our industry-leading reputation for first class products at the best prices online.

1st December 2014 - Special December Flat Roofing Deals
Here we are in the final stretch of 2014 and we still have some amazing deals for you at Permaroof UK.
The flat roofing industry slows at this time of year traditionally, but there is still time to winter-proof your gutters with the brilliant innovation that is the Permaroof Hedgehog GutterBrush.

17th November 2014 - Government Consultation Launched for Zero Carbon Standards
This week small construction businesses could find themselves in a significant position as the UK government launched a consultation document, Next Steps to Zero Carbon Homes, is based on a study from the NHBC Foundation regarding the possibility of exemptions from zero carbon standards.

3rd November 2014 - Permaroof Special November Offers
With Christmas around the corner and the darker evening settling in, it is time to make sure that our flat roofing installations are good for the winter.

20th October 2014 - EPDM Buyers Warned About Fake Products
It is always prudent to ensure that you are buying genuine Firestone EPDM products when deciding how to recover your flat roof. We are hearing stories within the industry of some imitation 'EPDM' out there, which is disturbing to say the least – not just for the buyers, but also for the industry itself.

6th October 2014 - Green Deal Scheme Boosted with Further Investment
This week the Government have announced the welcome news that they are reopening the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) with a further £100m investment.

22nd September 2014 - Struggling with Your Flat Roofing Order?
Help is at hand with Permaroof! Here at Permaroof we know that it is not always easy to work out the correct quantities of materials for your flat roof project. We have devised a number of ways in which to help you...

9th September 2014 -  Special Offers for Autumn
Although we are enjoying a resurgence of summer at the moment in the UK, autumn is on the way and Permaroof need not remind you that the season spells guttering problems as the leaves begin to fall.

25th August 2014 -  Launch of New Service to Bring Self-builders and Contractors Together
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB), supported by the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCBSA), has launched a new service – The Find a Self Build Contractor initiative – aimed to give people who want to build their own homes access to local contractors who can help them. 

11th August 2014 -  Firestone EPDM Training Courses with Permaroof 
Since our move in May this year, and the opening of our brand new training facility, we have trained and approved more flat roofing contractors than ever before! 

28th July 2014 - August Special Offers at Permaroof
Wow, what a month July has been! We have been busier than ever with our new stocks flying out of the door and our loyal regulars enjoying the extra benefits of the custom-cutting service that our new premises have allowed us to expand upon.

21st July 2014 - Green Deal Scheme Demand Exceeds Expectations
The latest news for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) has been positive with more than £43million in vouchers already issued in the first six weeks.

14th July 2014 - Expected Growth for Single Ply Roofing Membrane Systems
The Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) has predicted similar growth for the single ply roofing membrane systems that the rest of the construction industry is currently enjoying, after the release of the latest sales figures from their 12 current manufacturing members. 

30th June 2014 - July Special Offers from Permaroof
As the summer gets into full swing, we are settling into our new premises and enjoying the extra space; launching our new products and offering customers, both established and new, even more fantastic choice!

16th June 2014 - New Products this Month - Firestone Spray Adhesives
Permaroof are pleased to stock the very latest flat roofing products for our customers at the best possible prices. As the largest independent UK stockists and importers of Firestone’s EPDM RubberCover systems, we ensure that the most up-to-date innovations are at the forefront of our product ranges...

13th June 2014Firestone Roofing on FIFA Stadiums in Brazil
Firestone have announced that 5 of the football stadiums in Brazil are covered with Firestone UltraPly™ TPO membrane.

2nd June 2014 - Permaroof Need Your Help with New EPDM Roll Sizes
Our recent relocation and expansion has given us the opportunity to expand our stocks of the best-selling Firestone EPDM RubberCover membranes. We know you will be as excited about this news as we are...

22nd May 2014Permaroof Launch New Kit Builder App
Permaroof are proud to announce the launch of a new flat roofing kit builder application for Android that will revolutionise the way you prepare your quotes.

12th May 2014Permaroof  have Moved to New Premises!
We are excited to announce that we are expanding with a move to our new premises; 24,000 sq feet of fantastic space that will enable us to provide even better service to our customers.

28th April 2014 - May Special Offers
Here at Permaroof Online, we like to treat our customers each and every month to something a little extra - our way of saying ‘thank you’ for your continuing loyalty.

21st April 2014 - How Does Warm Weather Damage Flat Roofing?
As the summer fast approaches, and the UK steers slowly away from the effects of one of the worst winters in decades, we can begin to assess the damage to flat roofing.

14th April 2014 - Agency Construction Workers to Pay Higher NI Contributions
New rules for the payment and registration of National Insurance Contributions will come into force this month and are expected to affect around 200,000 construction workers


7th April 2014 - Alarming New Research Warns Tradespeople about Consumers!
In the wake of modern TV consumer viewing, such as ‘Cowboy Builders’, contractors in all sectors of the construction industry can suffer the ill-effects of malpractice by unscrupulous individuals. Read More

1st April 2014 - April Special Offers in the Permaroof Store
Enjoy super savings again this month with online flat roofing products at great prices! Read More

24th March 2014 -
The Scaffolding Contract 2014 Launched
The Scaffolding Contract 2014 edition has now been launched by Construction Industry Publications, bringing the popular publication up-to-date. Read More

17th March 2014 - The Future of Women in the Construction Industry
According to a recent report by The Smith Institute, the Government needs to do more to encourage the roles of women in the construction industry. Read Mor

10th March 2014 - Reduction of Construction Accidents Accredited to HSE Scheme
Despite the controversy surrounding the HSE’s Fee for Intervention scheme, it has been noted that since its inception, there has been a definite decrease of the occurrence of accidents in the construction industry. Read More  

3rd March 2014 - Disappointing Start to Government Green Deal Scheme Prompts Better Incentives
The Government’s Green Deal scheme, initiated as part of a nationwide energy efficiency programme has had a disappointing first year, with just over 12,000 participants. Read More

24th February 2014 - Regulatory Requirements for a Green Roof Installation
Planning permission should always be sought for any roof replacement and regulatory requirements will differ according to borough council, area building constraints and the size of the project. Read More

17th February 2014 - Why EPDM Flat Roofing Membrane is Better than Felt
Firestone EPDM membrane is leading a revolution in flat roofing and is well on its way to numbering the days of traditional felting. Read More

10th Frebruary 2014 - Demolition Worker Saved by Hard Hat in Aberdeen Accident
Lawrie Demolition Ltd, a division of Scotland’s Leiths Group, faced Peterhead Sheriff Court recently, after an employee was seriously injured by falling guttering. Read More

3rd February 2014 - Permaroof pushes contractor and training opportunities
Roofing contractors can now take full advantage of great training opportunities with Permaroof and Firestone EPDM flat roofing initiatives. Read More

27th January 2014 - What's on Special Offer this Month
At the Permaroof, there are always some great bargains to be found.If you are a first-time buyer of Permaroof products online, you can also make an extra 5% saving at the checkout!  Read More

3rd January 2014 - House Prices Predicted to Break Records in Latest Boom
House prices are on the move again, this time in an upward trend that has homeowners surging to market their properties. Read More

13th January 2014 - Hesitant Optimism for Construction Industry Sector Growth
For decades the construction industry has been considered a benchmark for economic recovery as a whole, and despite a 2013 monthly decline, tentative predictions are being made for industry growth. Read More

6th January 2014 - Are Green Roofs the answer for construction sustainability?
Sustainability seems to be an industry buzzword at the moment- but it’s not just a fleeting fashion. Frequent flooding and the demand for more houses are leading to increased concern over water run-off rates. We need our tarmac roads, our homes and our driveways; we want patios and decking in our gardens and where, with land increasingly covered with impervious surfaces, will the rainwater go? Read More

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