• flat roof overlay
    When to use single ply membranes for a flat roof overlay When to use single ply membranes for a flat roof overlay

    When to use single ply membranes for a flat roof overlay

When to use single ply membranes for a flat roof overlay

This week Frank Williamson, Technical Manager at our product partner IKO Polymeric, asks whether you can use single ply membranes for a flat roof overlay, and what you should consider […]

  • Core Sample of Cold roof showing failed deck and Unvented void
    Leaking Roof? Check it isn’t Interstitial Condensation Leaking Roof? Check it isn’t Interstitial Condensation

    Leaking Roof? Check it isn’t Interstitial Condensation

Leaking Roof? Check it isn’t Interstitial Condensation

We’ve been talking to Ian Dryden, Business Development Manager at SIG Roofing, about an increasing concern he has for flat roofs built in the 1980s and early 1990s, and incorrectly refurbished roofs which appear to be leaking, but they […]

  • Single Ply TPO Membranes vs TPE
    Single Ply Membranes: Comparing TPO Membrane and TPE Single Ply Membranes: Comparing TPO Membrane and TPE

    Single Ply Membranes: Comparing TPO Membrane and TPE

Single Ply Membranes: Comparing TPO Membrane and TPE

This week Dave Embery, Divisional Director at our product partner IKO Polymeric, provides us with a comparison between two single ply membrane types: TPO and TPE.
 

What is TPO Membrane?

TPO’s (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) have been extensively used within the single […]

  • SPRA Conference 2016
    Single Ply Roofing Association 2016 Conference and Awards Single Ply Roofing Association 2016 Conference and Awards

    Single Ply Roofing Association 2016 Conference and Awards

Single Ply Roofing Association 2016 Conference and Awards

This year’s SPRA conference marks the end of our Trading Director Mike Crook’s Chairmanship of SPRA, the Single Ply Roofing Association, and we’re celebrating by sponsoring a live blog of the conference on their website.

The […]

  • re-roofing vue cinema doncaster
    Re-Roofing a Building when in Use: Vue Cinema Doncaster Re-Roofing a Building when in Use: Vue Cinema Doncaster

    Re-Roofing a Building when in Use: Vue Cinema Doncaster

Re-Roofing a Building when in Use: Vue Cinema Doncaster

When this multi-screen cinema on the outskirts of Doncaster needed a section of its asphalt flat roof refurbished as part of extension and maintenance works, the owners needed the building to stay open to the public throughout the installation.  […]

  • SIG Roof Lines June 2016
    SIG Roof Lines: The RIBA Journal June 2016 SIG Roof Lines: The RIBA Journal June 2016

    SIG Roof Lines: The RIBA Journal June 2016

SIG Roof Lines: The RIBA Journal June 2016

This week the June 2016 issue of RIBA Journal is published, complete with our eighth technical guide: SIG Roof Lines.

SIG Design & Technology partner with the RIBA Journal to help supply architects with impartial, useful advice on designing flat, green and […]

  • Branch Place London Hybrid Green Blue Roof
    Blue Roof – what if you must have one? Blue Roof – what if you must have one?

    Blue Roof – what if you must have one?

Blue Roof – what if you must have one?

Over two years ago we published a post by Ross Finnie called Blue Roof: Why it is a Bad Idea’. It created a lot of interest and some controversy. Ross’ message was that there are better places to […]

  • Mastic Asphalt Roofing Thiepval Memorial
    When to Use Mastic Asphalt When to Use Mastic Asphalt

    When to Use Mastic Asphalt

When to Use Mastic Asphalt

Following our introduction to the topic of Mastic Asphalt last week, today we’re writing about when you might come across mastic asphalt and which types of roofing and other projects it should be considered for. We’ll also look at […]

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    Mastic Asphalt – an Introduction Mastic Asphalt – an Introduction

    Mastic Asphalt – an Introduction

Mastic Asphalt – an Introduction

In this post we introduce mastic asphalt, a centuries old roofing material that is still in use today in both traditional and more modern forms. In the next post we’ll introduce some build-ups and describe some applications for the product.

 

What […]

  • Green Roof Guide GRO Green Roof Code
    The GRO Green Roof Code – a Green Roof Guide to Best Practice The GRO Green Roof Code – a Green Roof Guide to Best Practice

    The GRO Green Roof Code – a Green Roof Guide to Best Practice

The GRO Green Roof Code – a Green Roof Guide to Best Practice

Green roofs are now one of the ‘must haves’ amongst architects, homeowners, commercial developers and office owners seeking to enhance the environment or simply tick a sustainability box on a planning proposal. But despite the fact that the market […]