Punch Is A Knockout For Warm Roof Production

Jade Engineering has worked closely with the manufacturers of Guardian Warm Roof, to develop a version of its ‘Swiss army knife’ punch tool that dramatically reduces fabrication time for the popular solid roof system.

The Guardian Warm Roof engineers recognised that they needed to provide a more efficient and accurate solution for its fabricators to replace the template and power tool system of drilling the various fixing holes for the main aluminium sections of its solid conservatory roof replacement.

After an earlier company designed a solution that was deemed to be expensive and unworkable, the firm contacted Jade Engineering and threw down the challenge to provide an answer.

Jade’s response was to engineer a multi-tool head that may be adjusted quickly and simply to switch between the various aluminium profiles used in the Guardian Warm Roof, mounted on a single punch tool pump unit. Thus, a single Jade unit not only replaces the cumbersome hand-prepping, but provides a single, compact punch station when other systems would require multiple units to complete the prepping requirements of the various profiles within the system.

Factory space for the punch process is therefore minimised, offering further economies.


 “The Jade multi-tool carries out the punching for all of the profiles in our system, using a single station. This in itself saves a significant outlay, with tool changes carried out quickly and simply.”

– Tim Douglas 

Technical manager, Guardian Building Systems


“The process significantly improves upon the hand-marking and drilling that our fabricators used previously, improving speed of course but also accuracy,” continues Doujglas. “Errors have been eradicated.

“Jade’s engineers understood the requirements of roof structure profile fabrication and quickly offered a solution that is now working extremely well for our fabricators.”

Picture: Jade has developed a punch tool specifically to speed fabrication of the Guardian Warm Roof.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
03rd October 2022


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