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Should I Install Roofing Sheets Myself?

At Bushbury Cladding, we supply roofing sheets to both the general public and trade. If you’re a homeowner or business owner thinking about having some roof sheets installed on your property, you might be thinking about whether or not you should install them yourself rather than having a professional brought in to do it.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both. The main advantage of a professional installation is the expertise and guarantee of an excellent job by a professional but at the expense of labour costs, which you would save on by installing them yourself. But if you don’t know what you’re doing, you could risk installing them incorrectly and having to get a professional in to fix the mistakes.

Here’s a general guide on how to install roofing sheets, take a look and decide for yourself whether you’d be capable or if you should get a professional in.

How to Lay Corrugated Roof Sheets

To install corrugated roof sheets, you need to remember a few basic things. These kinds of roofing sheets should always be fitted by overlapping, and it’s recommended that you start from the left to right of a building.

The fixing screws should be screwed into the higher part of the profile when installing the sheets to purlins, and stitch screws are used to stitch the sheet or to fix to steel flashings.

If you need the sheets re-sizing this can be done with a nibbler tool or disk cutter. However, at Bushbury Cladding, we will ask you for the exact size required for your sheets, so you do not need to alter them, saving you time and the inconvenience. Additionally, you can overlap additional corrugations if you need to reduce cover width rather than cutting the sheets.

How to Lay Corrugated Roof Sheets

How to Lay Box Profile Roof Sheets

When fitting box profile roof sheets, they should be fitted from left to right. The screws are to be fixed through the lower part (the valleys) of the roof sheets, and stitch screws will stitch sheet to sheet on the overlap.

If you are installing more than one steel roof sheet in the length, you will need to allow for a 300mm overlap between the roofing sheets. Purlin spacers should be set between 600mm – 1000mm for greater support.

The first row of sheets should extend over the bottom purlin so that rainwater can drain into the gutter or beyond the wall. You should always overlap the sheets by at least one corrugation.

How to Lay Box Profile Roof Sheets

Should You Call a Professional?

If you have any concerns at all about installing your metal roofing sheets, this could be a sign that you should maybe consider getting professional roofers brought in to do the job.

At Bushbury Cladding, we offer a complete metal roof installation service. No matter how big or small the building, we can perfectly install your steel roofing sheets for you. From small sheds to large factory units, we can take care of your entire roofing installation project – customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Only our best qualified and most experienced tradespeople are used to ensure the work is carried out to the highest possible standard, using all the latest installation techniques and following all safety guidelines.

We offer installation in the following:

  • Tile effect cladding
  • Box profile cladding
  • Corrugated sheeting
  • Roof lights
  • PV solar panels


We cover most of the West Midlands and the UK, so you can contact Bushbury Cladding to handle all of your roof installation needs, regardless of whether it’s a domestic, commercial or industrial property.

If you’re looking for metal roofing sheets, such as corrugated roof sheets or box profile roof sheets, Bushbury Cladding has everything you need. Our roofing sheets are made from the finest British steel and are cut to your exact specifications. There’s no minimum order, so we can meet your requirements no matter how small the project.

We can also provide you with flashings to match your chosen sheet colour and provide fixings with colour-coded caps. Our sheets are available in a range of finishes to suit your requirements. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us and a member of our team would be more than happy to advise you.