• 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • Single Ply Roofing Membrane being Laid over a curved roof
    7 Top Tips for Specifying a Single-ply Roof Membrane 7 Top Tips for Specifying a Single-ply Roof Membrane

    7 Top Tips for Specifying a Single-ply Roof Membrane

7 Top Tips for Specifying a Single-ply Roof Membrane

Get a single-ply roof membrane right and no one notices. But get it wrong, and it’s another, very costly, story. Steve Cleminson, technical manager at SIG Design & Technology, gives his top tips […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Flat Roof|1 Comment
  • Hydrostop AH-25 Liquid Waterproofing
    Liquid Waterproofing – when to use it on a roof Liquid Waterproofing – when to use it on a roof

    Liquid Waterproofing – when to use it on a roof

Liquid Waterproofing – when to use it on a roof

One advantage of working with SIG Design and Technology is that we can help you choose the best products for each application, independently of any brand loyalty. In this article we introduce cold applied Liquid Waterproofing, including some suggestions […]

By |September 17th, 2014|Flat Roof|4 Comments
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    Meeting the challenge of Rain Noise in Schools – BB93 Meeting the challenge of Rain Noise in Schools – BB93

    Meeting the challenge of Rain Noise in Schools – BB93

Meeting the challenge of Rain Noise in Schools – BB93

Contractors working on the Priority Schools Building Programme are facing a new challenge – performance standards for rain noise. With the advent of the new BB93 Section 1, rain noise will be a challenge for all school projects.

Ever since […]