• Vacuum Insulated Panel with Protection
    When to use VIP Insulation – Vacuum Insulated Panels When to use VIP Insulation – Vacuum Insulated Panels

    When to use VIP Insulation – Vacuum Insulated Panels

When to use VIP Insulation – Vacuum Insulated Panels

This article introduces VIP (Vacuum Insulated Panel) Insulation, explains the benefits and the risks of using them and looks at some typical applications. We also explain why we recommend a particular VIP product.

We’ve been writing about the challenges of […]

  • Hot Melt Roofing application
    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 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 liquid directly to […]

  • Vue Cinema Doncaster: Liquid waterproofing on refurbishment projects
    Liquid Waterproofing on Refurbishment Projects – Best Practice Liquid Waterproofing on Refurbishment Projects – Best Practice

    Liquid Waterproofing on Refurbishment Projects – Best Practice

Liquid Waterproofing on Refurbishment Projects – Best Practice

Roofs are one of the first lines of defence when it comes to protecting buildings from the elements. As such, they are highly susceptible to wear and tear, however well they may have been designed and installed. Inevitably, […]

  • Low Pitch Slate Roof
    Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2019 Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2019

    Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2019

Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2019

Last week we kicked off our top ten roofing design blog posts published in 2019 with numbers ten to six. Here are the top five most read roofing design blog posts this year – is your favourite at the […]

By |December 19th, 2019|Blog News|0 Comments
  • Standing Seam Membrane Roofing at Baxter Green
    Our Top Ten Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2019 Our Top Ten Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2019

    Our Top Ten Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2019

Our Top Ten Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2019

It’s December and as per tradition, we’re counting down the top ten blog posts from the last twelve months. Which are the most popular posts we’ve written on our roofing design blogs this year?

This year we are covering four blogs, including the […]

By |December 12th, 2019|Blog News|1 Comment
  • 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|4 Comments
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]