Industry: Stainless Steel Manufacturer
System Size: 250kW
Installation Date: Jun 2019

The Brief

Facing issues and a large bill to replace an old leaking asbestos roof, Centreco approached Fabdec at the right time to introduce a product that caters for the issues most asbestos roof owners face.  Centreco were tasked to design a solar PV system that would both make their building more efficient while paying for their building upgrades.

The System

The Solar PV system was designed to include an overclad roof system, which gave the client a new external sheet steel membrane to their existing roof, which encompassed a layer of insulation to improve the efficiency and EPC rating of the property as well as installing solar on top, which not only produces energy for the production facility but also helps fund the roof improvements.

The project consisted of an Ash & Lacey-insulated asbestos overclad system, Firth Steels steel roof sheeting, and 908 x 275w BYD Solar Panels connected to Huawei Inverters.


The client now has a leak-free, insulated roof, which has increased the EPC and energy efficiency of their building and they are looking forward to see the benefits that the solar brings over the coming months and years.

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