• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mastic Asphalt Infographic
    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 […]

  • 5 Broadgate - the completed roof
    5 Broadgate: Hot Melt Roofing at a ground scraping scale 5 Broadgate: Hot Melt Roofing at a ground scraping scale

    5 Broadgate: Hot Melt Roofing at a ground scraping scale

5 Broadgate: Hot Melt Roofing at a ground scraping scale

When Make Architects needed a waterproofing solution for their latest project in the City of London they turned to IKO ParmaTEC hot melt. In this case study we set out why and share with you some pictures of this particularly […]

  • Flat Roofs on Modernist Houses - Grand Designs Edge Detail
    Flat roofs on modernist houses: a Grand Design in West Sussex Flat roofs on modernist houses: a Grand Design in West Sussex

    Flat roofs on modernist houses: a Grand Design in West Sussex

Flat roofs on modernist houses: a Grand Design in West Sussex

 

The first project to kick off the 2015 season of Grand Designs was an enormous modern house inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion in Barcelona.  […]

  • Flat Roof Installation Videos
    Rhepanol Single Ply Roofing Installation Videos Rhepanol Single Ply Roofing Installation Videos

    Rhepanol Single Ply Roofing Installation Videos

Rhepanol Single Ply Roofing Installation Videos

Our friends at FDT who manufacture Rhepanol single ply roofing membrane have produced a set of single ply roofing installation videos. These videos are an excellent introduction to how the product is installed and will give you a useful […]

  • Balcony Waterproofing - Why use a Liquid
    Balcony Waterproofing – why use a Liquid? Balcony Waterproofing – why use a Liquid?

    Balcony Waterproofing – why use a Liquid?

Balcony Waterproofing – why use a Liquid?

Rising up from its Thames-side site at Pimlico at the meeting of Millbank and Vauxhall Bridge, River Walk is an elegant new development of 116 high specification apartments. The sinuous form of the buildings is picked out in limestone […]

  • Mechanical-fixing-solar-pv-options
    Fixing Solar Panels to Flat Roofs – why we recommend an Engineered Solution Fixing Solar Panels to Flat Roofs – why we recommend an Engineered Solution

    Fixing Solar Panels to Flat Roofs – why we recommend an Engineered Solution

Fixing Solar Panels to Flat Roofs – why we recommend an Engineered Solution

When you specify a photovoltaic array for your flat roof, there is the option of either mechanically fixing the array, or alternatively using ballast to weigh them down without fixing into the structure.

In this article we will look at the options for […]

  • Re Roofing Single Ply Video
    Re Roofing in Action – Replacing a Supermarket Flat Roof in 3 minutes [Video] Re Roofing in Action – Replacing a Supermarket Flat Roof in 3 minutes [Video]

    Re Roofing in Action – Replacing a Supermarket Flat Roof in 3 minutes [Video]

Re Roofing in Action – Replacing a Supermarket Flat Roof in 3 minutes [Video]

Here’s a time lapse video recording of the replacement of the flat roof at Waitrose distribution centre in Aylesford, Kent.

The video shows how the 10,200m2 roof is completely stripped off and replaced in a fast-track 12-week contract period without […]