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Silent Roof – operating in the background on Sky One production
Silent Roof Matting Material (SRM), reduces rain noise to a whisper for the filming of ‘Temple’ the new Sky Original on Sky One. In September 2018 the filming location known locally as the ‘Monster’ building in Southall London, was taken over for the filming of this Sky series adaptation of the Norwegian television Valkyrien, which first aired in 2017. It stars Mark Strong, Carice Van Houten and Daniel Mays and was commissioned on 23 August 2018. The roof of the building where certain sequences were shot, was totally covered with SRM protecting the sound recording of the production from rain noise interruptions and consequential additional costs associated with re-takes.
Daniel Milton (Mark Strong) is a surgeon who, driven by personal tragedy, operates an illegal clinic deep below London’s Temple tube station for those who either wish to remain outside the system, or for those desperate enough to seek treatment unavailable through conventional means. Aided by disgruntled underground worker Lee (Daniel Mays) and guilt-ridden medical researcher Anna (Carice van Houten), Daniel’s dangerous and unpredictable clientele test his morality to the limit. But if it means he can save the person he loves, it will all be worth it.
Since filming completed, the Silent Roof Matting Material has been removed from the ‘Monster’ and relocated to a building in Wembley, this soon to be a film set for Netflix. Silent Roof, use then reuse.
Silent Roof – The solution to rain noise from any hard surface roof structure.
Update on Sam Mendes production ‘1917’
Silent Roof Ltd were appointed to provide their Rain Noise Reduction Technology to the filming location of the First World War epic ‘1917’. The filming in the two protected buildings was completed in the late spring of this year 2019.
George MacKay and Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman star in 1917 as two young British soldiers tasked with crossing into enemy territory to deliver a message that will likely stop the slaughter of hundreds of soldiers, one of which is a brother to Chapman’s character, Blake. Alongside MacKay and Chapman in the film are Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Teresa Mahoney, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Justin Edwards, Gerran Howell, Anson Boon, and Richard McCabe.
1917 is launched in the USA on December 25 2019, prior to a worldwide release on January 10, 2020.
Silent Roof are in the process of supplying another chief player in the film industry for another prestigious installation, more later.
The former ‘Monster Building’ in Southall, Ealing, London, has been given a new lease of life thanks to the British film industry and and the Silent Roof noise reduction technology.
The factory site, which produced cereals including the famous ‘Honey Monster’ Sugar Puffs until 2016, was disused until its recent discovery by location scout company, Location Collective. However, while we may have just enjoyed the best summer in decades, Location Collective know that the rain noise produced by the traditional British weather does not mix well with profiled metal roof film sets, as downtime is an expensive burden on their budget. Searching on the Internet for a cure to their problem, they found the only externally installed product that dramatically reduces rain noise, before hitting the metal roof. In September 2018, they enlisted the help of Silent Roof Ltd, who carried out the installation on the factory’s 5,400 square metre metal roof. The installation is now completed and the Monster Building is currently being converted in to a film set where a serialised production is being prepared. This will be televised at some later date via Sky Atlantic.
Up until 2017, Silent Roof Matting Material (SRM), was available in both BLACK and WHITE (translucent) versions. As of 2018 we now only stock the BLACK version. Please note that the translucent version is still available for large quantity orders. Please use this Contact Us facility should you require any additional information.
The Silent Roof System material weighs 800 grams per square metre. Over a 10 square metre conservatory roof this equates to 8Kg or just over 17lbs.
There is of course the uPVC framing that contains the material which over the same size conservatory roof would be a similar weight. So the overall additional weight that the Silent Roof System would impose is 16Kg or 35lbs over this entire roof area of 10 square metres. The average conservatory roof can easily support the weight of an adult standing on top of the glazing bars!
Yes. We have created this simple video clip to show the Silent Roof system in action so to speak. Take a look and listen now.
Posted in 2014 - Having lived with a conservatory equipped with a Silent Roof during the storms of January/February 2014, the answer is a definite YES. The winter of 2014 has bought the worst storms in living memory to the south coast of England. Our base is in Torquay which has suffered severe damage at several coastal locations. During this period our Silent Roof was totally unaffected by the gales and rainfall. Conclusion: providing the roof structure of your conservatory is sound, the Silent Roof system applied to it will stand the severest of storms. A fact.