Replacing Flat Felt Roof

Hi, We have a leak coming through to our living room ceiling from the flat roof/terrace above. The terrace is currently covered with felt and water pools. We have had a number of trades come around to quote to resurface the terrace, most have said they wouldn't replace it with anything else other than fibre glass which we can't afford. One company has suggested removing the felt, adding a bitumen layer, PVA and then self-levelling compound with a 10mm drop/slop so the water drains off. Around the edge of the terrace they will install edge panels with waterproof sealant. Does this sound like a suitable fix as I'm nervous about paying the money to find its not fit for purpose at a later date. Many thanks Nic

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2nd Jun 2022
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You really should strip the roof and re board forming a slow run slope and then torch on 2mm under felt then torch on a 6mm top felt all joints fully sealed

This should be the end of leaks
20th Jun 2022
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Hi Nic there is options but some are just a little bit more complicated than fibre glass it could be the case that it needs to be re pitched with ferings to get correct full so that the water drains of as sounds like the water ponding has made it sink in places were boards have rooted away due to water so re pitch re board n possible option could be re felt, rubber as cheaper
27th Jun 2022
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