From London flat roofing to pitched roofs in London, different roofing projects in the capital require different materials in order to look their best and perform to the best of their ability. A good roof should be sturdy, durable, and reliable, yet factors ranging from location and weather to even the property itself can all play a role in determining which roofing material is best suited to the project at hand.

As experienced roofing specialists in London, the dedicated team here at Able Roofing are perfectly placed to give you honest, impartial advice about your roof. Whether you need an entirely new roof or just a spot of maintenance, our highly trained team can help you out.

We’ve put together a handy guide to the different types of roofing materials we use in our projects to give you a better idea of what is available and why our team might recommend a certain material for a particular roof.

High Performance Felt

Felt is a great choice of material for a wide variety of roofing projects in London. Flat roofing, in particular, can benefit greatly from felt. Here at Able Roofing, we only use industry-leading brands of felt in order to ensure longevity and durability. We are fully approved to lay products from the manufacturers we use, enabling us to offer up to 25-year warranties on our new felt roofs.

High performance felt is an ideal choice for the following:

  • Flat roofs
  • Rear extensions
  • Garages
  • Offices and commercial buildings

Mastic Asphalt

Mastic asphalt is a type of asphalt that has been used for roofing ever since the 1960s. Today, this material is still a popular choice, largely due to its versatility and durability. Mastic asphalt typically has a lifespan of more than 50 years and also boasts the enviable properties of being recyclable, waterproof, and almost completely fire resistant.

Although mastic asphalt can be used in a wide variety of situations, it makes a great choice for the following:

  • Flat roofs
  • Car park roofs
  • Porches


Slate is a traditional, instantly recognisable roofing material that has been used for hundreds of years. We offer both natural slate and synthetic slate, giving you plenty of freedom when it comes to the specifics of your roof. The majority of slate roofs have a long lifespan, low rate of water absorption, and fire-resistant properties, making this material a firm favourite when it comes to roofing.

Slate roofing is a great choice for the following:

  • Pitched roofs in London
  • Older-style properties

Concrete and Clay Tiles

We offer a wide range of high-quality clay and concrete tiles from leading manufacturers, including both handmade and machine-made tiles. Concrete tiles are a durable, low-maintenance roofing option, while clay tiles are long-lasting and highly fire-resistant.

Concrete and clay tile roofing is ideal for pitched roofs.


Lead is one of the oldest roofing materials that is still in use today, largely thanks to its durability, reliability, and resistance to corrosion. Lead roofing is flexible and long-lasting, making it a great choice for many different roofing projects.

Lead roofing is a good choice for the following:

  • Historic and listed buildings
  • Parapets
  • London flat roofing
  • Valley gutters
  • Pitched roofs in London

Fix-R Liquid Waterproofing Systems

A waterproof roof is essential to keep your property and possessions safe and dry all year round. We can offer Fix-R Liquid Waterproofing Systems to repel water and resist standing water, improving the quality of your roof. This system is a hybrid polymer waterproofing system that is applied in liquid form, allowing for cost-effective application and minimum wastage.

For more information about our materials and services, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of roofing specialists in London today or give us a call on 07930733883.