• 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
  • BB93-Test-Rig-Acoustics-Rain-Noise-2
    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Not a Blue Roof
    Blue Roof – why it is a bad idea Blue Roof – why it is a bad idea

    Blue Roof – why it is a bad idea

Blue Roof – why it is a bad idea

Last week we delivered a CPD (our new RIBA certified one about roof design) to a group at a large London architects practice. One of the […]

By |October 17th, 2013|Flat Roof|8 Comments
  • Skara Brae Roof Membrane Rhepanol hg
    Flat Roof Life Expectancy – some Examples Flat Roof Life Expectancy – some Examples

    Flat Roof Life Expectancy – some Examples

Flat Roof Life Expectancy – some Examples

Last week we discussed what factors you should consider in choosing a single ply membrane, one of which was lifespan and track record.

The longevity of flat roofs is […]

  • Single Ply Membranes - Comparing Products
    Choosing Single Ply Roofing Membranes – What to Consider Choosing Single Ply Roofing Membranes – What to Consider

    Choosing Single Ply Roofing Membranes – What to Consider

Choosing Single Ply Roofing Membranes – What to Consider

Single ply roofing membranes are increasingly popular in UK construction projects, both for new build and refurbishment. Selecting a roofing system is always a combination of design criteria, performance requirements and cost, and it is important to find a […]

  • single ply roof example
    Comparison of Single Ply Roofing Membranes Comparison of Single Ply Roofing Membranes

    Comparison of Single Ply Roofing Membranes

Comparison of Single Ply Roofing Membranes

This article introduces and compares the most popular types of single ply roofing membranes used in the UK, setting out their different characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.

How can you tell the difference between single ply roofing products, what might be […]

  • Inverted-Ballasted-Flat-Roof-IKO-PermaTEC-Hot-Melt-Detail
    When to use a Hot Melt Roofing System When to use a Hot Melt Roofing System

    When to use a Hot Melt Roofing System

When to use a Hot Melt Roofing System

Here’s an introduction to hot melt roofing and structural waterproofing and some suggestions as to when you should consider hot melt for your flat roofing project.

What is Hot Melt?

Hot melt is a membrane that is applied as a hot […]

  • roof repair
    Roof Repair and Replacement: How to Re-Roof a Building whilst In Use Roof Repair and Replacement: How to Re-Roof a Building whilst In Use

    Roof Repair and Replacement: How to Re-Roof a Building whilst In Use

Roof Repair and Replacement: How to Re-Roof a Building whilst In Use

This is Edinburgh’s largest Marks & Spencers retail store, at The Gyle shopping centre, built in 1993.

In 2010-2011 the metal composite roof of the 106,000 sq ft retail unit rapidly developed leaks and the owners were facing months of […]

By |February 14th, 2013|Flat Roof|7 Comments