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    Flat Roof Upstand Best Practice Flat Roof Upstand Best Practice

    Flat Roof Upstand Best Practice

Flat Roof Upstand Best Practice

One of the most common questions our specification managers are asked is, ‘what should the upstand be on a flat roof?’. This question is frequently followed by, ‘what if I haven’t got 150mm?’. This article is about why upstands exist […]

  • Flat Roof Problems Faulty Buildup
    Failed Flat Roofs – Don’t Split the Build Up! Failed Flat Roofs – Don’t Split the Build Up!

    Failed Flat Roofs – Don’t Split the Build Up!

Failed Flat Roofs – Don’t Split the Build Up!

Three problem projects of a similar nature have come into the office in the last 3 weeks. They are all domestic projects, they are all single ply roofing membrane, and they were all reported to have been leaking due […]

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    Membranes for Gravel Roof Gardens Membranes for Gravel Roof Gardens

    Membranes for Gravel Roof Gardens

Membranes for Gravel Roof Gardens

Keith Wheatley, who supplies lightweight gravel and rocks used in landscaping, has recently contacted us on twitter. Keith asked about the possibility of using his […]

  • Flat Roof Leaks
    Flat Roof Leaks and Failures: How to Prevent Them Flat Roof Leaks and Failures: How to Prevent Them

    Flat Roof Leaks and Failures: How to Prevent Them

Flat Roof Leaks and Failures: How to Prevent Them

We were contacted recently by one of our Main Contractor Clients about a failing flat roof they were looking at, so we arranged a survey. Here’s what we found.

 

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  • Falls in Concrete Roofs Tapered Insulation or Screed
    Falls in Concrete Flat Roofs – is Tapered Insulation cheaper than Screed? Falls in Concrete Flat Roofs – is Tapered Insulation cheaper than Screed?

    Falls in Concrete Flat Roofs – is Tapered Insulation cheaper than Screed?

Falls in Concrete Flat Roofs – is Tapered Insulation cheaper than Screed?

‘Cut to Falls’ is often the most expensive part of the roof system, and so we’re often asked how to make it cheaper. After all, if you can save £5k on your flat roof falls you can put it […]

  • Roofing Academy DATAC Accredited Contractor
    We’re Expanding our Roofing Academy We’re Expanding our Roofing Academy

    We’re Expanding our Roofing Academy

We’re Expanding our Roofing Academy

After another year of growth we are expanding our Roofing Academy to support more contractors and specifiers. A new Roofing Academy Manager has been appointed and we are taking on new […]

  • NBS National BIM Library – free-to-use BIM objects from SIG Design and Technology
    Armourplan, NedZink, Rhepanol and Green Roof BIM Objects Armourplan, NedZink, Rhepanol and Green Roof BIM Objects

    Armourplan, NedZink, Rhepanol and Green Roof BIM Objects

Armourplan, NedZink, Rhepanol and Green Roof BIM Objects

As BIM adoption spreads throughout the construction industry, we’re delighted to announce the availability of BIM Objects for some of our most widely used products. These have been produced in association with the NBS and are available for

  • Roofing Contractors
    Roofing Contractors – What does it mean to be DATAC accredited? Roofing Contractors – What does it mean to be DATAC accredited?

    Roofing Contractors – What does it mean to be DATAC accredited?

Roofing Contractors – What does it mean to be DATAC accredited?

In this post we’re going to look at the SIG DATAC Accredited Roofing Contractors Scheme, how it works and why it is an essential ‘third element’ of our roofing design, specification and supply service.

Accredited Roofing Contractors are just one […]

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    Demystifying Wind Load Calculations Demystifying Wind Load Calculations

    Demystifying Wind Load Calculations

Demystifying Wind Load Calculations

We are often asked, ‘What is a Wind Load Calculation?’ ‘When is it used?’ ‘Do I need one for my project?’ so here’s some information about wind load calculations in roof design, what you’ll need and how we can […]

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    Green Roofs at Steeper Pitches Green Roofs at Steeper Pitches

    Green Roofs at Steeper Pitches

Green Roofs at Steeper Pitches

Last week whilst we were at Ecobuild we had an email from an architect asking

“Any pointers for how to construct green roofs at steeper pitches i.e. 45 degrees?”

It’s a surprisingly common question, so we thought we’d share our response […]

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