• Flat Roof Checklist - Drywipe version
    Flat Roof Checklist helps architects ask the right questions Flat Roof Checklist helps architects ask the right questions

    Flat Roof Checklist helps architects ask the right questions

Flat Roof Checklist helps architects ask the right questions

Choosing the right flat roof system can be a challenge, but if you ask the right questions, you’re half way there.

With this in mind, here is a unique tool for architects – a Flat Roof Checklist for Specifiers. Our […]

By |September 19th, 2019|Flat Roof|1 Comment
  • Flat Roof Upstands
    Flat Roof Upstand Best Practice: Updated for 2019 Flat Roof Upstand Best Practice: Updated for 2019

    Flat Roof Upstand Best Practice: Updated for 2019

Flat Roof Upstand Best Practice: Updated for 2019

How high should a flat roof upstand be? SIG Design & Technology’s Design and Technical Manager Daniel Bosworth highlights best practice for upstand design in the light of the revised BS 6229.

One of the most common questions our […]

By |September 5th, 2019|Flat Roof|0 Comments
  • We increasingly demand more and more of our flat roofs. Centrepoint, London (ph: Terence Smith).
    BS 6229:2018 – The Changes Explained BS 6229:2018 – The Changes Explained

    BS 6229:2018 – The Changes Explained

BS 6229:2018 – The Changes Explained

The new British Standard BS 6229:2018 ‘Flat roofs with continuously supported flexible waterproof coverings’ has some significant changes from its 2003 predecessor.

Daniel Bosworth, Design & Technical Manager looks at:

  1. The reasons for the update to BS 6229;
  2. What the main […]
  • Roofer Training 2019
    Roofer Training – Why it is important Roofer Training – Why it is important

    Roofer Training – Why it is important

Roofer Training – Why it is important

This article looks at the importance of roofer training and why architects and clients should ensure that the roofing installers that work on their project are properly trained and certified to install roofing systems.

 

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Flat roofs are […]

  • Flat Roof Survey Core Sample
    Intrusive Flat Roof Surveys – Why you need one and what is involved Intrusive Flat Roof Surveys – Why you need one and what is involved

    Intrusive Flat Roof Surveys – Why you need one and what is involved

Intrusive Flat Roof Surveys – Why you need one and what is involved

In this article we look at intrusive surveys, what they are and why you should consider having one on your flat roof, using the recent survey of a court building as an example.

 

If you or your client are at […]

  • House fire by Adam Belles (creative commons)
    Flat Roof Fire Performance: What architects need to know Flat Roof Fire Performance: What architects need to know

    Flat Roof Fire Performance: What architects need to know

Flat Roof Fire Performance: What architects need to know

At the start of the year a fire broke out on the roof terrace of the new Ivy Restaurant in Manchester. You’ll see many photographs and videos of the fire available on social media, as the restaurant is surrounded […]

  • Liquid Roofing Best Practice
    Liquid Roofing Best Practice Liquid Roofing Best Practice

    Liquid Roofing Best Practice

Liquid Roofing Best Practice

Liquid roofing is not a new concept; indeed it has been around in the form of natural bitumen since the early 1800s. However, unlike some other roofing types, the science behind it has developed over the decades, thanks […]

  • flat roof penetrations
    Flat Roof Penetrations: Best Practice Flat Roof Penetrations: Best Practice

    Flat Roof Penetrations: Best Practice

Flat Roof Penetrations: Best Practice

Penetrations are one of the greatest threats to the integrity and long-term performance of flat roofs.  So how do we ensure that they are absolutely necessary, correctly detailed and properly installed? Daniel Bosworth, Design & Technical […]

  • Flat Roof Drainage Best Practice Single Ply
    Single Ply Flat Roof Drainage Best Practice Single Ply Flat Roof Drainage Best Practice

    Single Ply Flat Roof Drainage Best Practice

Single Ply Flat Roof Drainage Best Practice

Central to the long-term performance of flat roofs are adequate falls and drainage. The former ensure that rainwater is moved to designated low points, while the latter should be of sufficient size and number to collect and […]

By |September 26th, 2018|Flat Roof|4 Comments
  • Blue-Roof-Best-Practice-ABG-Blueroof-feature
    Blue Roof Best Practice Blue Roof Best Practice

    Blue Roof Best Practice

Blue Roof Best Practice

The changing nature of blue roofs – from simple rainwater storage facilities to state-of-the-art attenuation solutions – has placed this cutting edge building technology at the forefront of current thinking on sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). This shift has […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Flat Roof|0 Comments