• Blue Roofs and BS6229
    Blue Roofs and BS 6229:2018 Blue Roofs and BS 6229:2018

    Blue Roofs and BS 6229:2018

Blue Roofs and BS 6229:2018

Following on from our post earlier about the changes to British Standard BS 6229:2018 ‘Flat roofs with continuously supported flexible waterproof coverings’,  Carl Harrop of Watershed Engineering explores how the new British Standard  […]

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

  • Best-Roofing-Photo-Month-March-2018-After-feature
    Our Top Ten Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2018 Our Top Ten Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2018

    Our Top Ten Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2018

Our Top Ten Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2018

It’s December, we need a distraction from the dreaded Brexit shenanigans, and as per tradition, we’re counting down the top ten blog posts.

So which are the most popular posts we’ve written on our roofing design blogs this year? Once again this year […]

By |December 12th, 2018|Blog News|0 Comments
  • RIBA CPD Network Logo
    Planning your 2019 CPD Programme – Roofing and Cladding Planning your 2019 CPD Programme – Roofing and Cladding

    Planning your 2019 CPD Programme – Roofing and Cladding

Planning your 2019 CPD Programme – Roofing and Cladding

If you are planning to include Roofing and Cladding in your 2019 CPD Programme, SIG Design and Technology has FIVE great seminars for you to check out. Take a look and see which ones might be suitable for your […]

By |December 6th, 2018|CPD|0 Comments
  • 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
  • mansard roof: best roofing photo of the month June 2018
    Best Roofing Photo of the Month – June 2018: Mansard Roof Best Roofing Photo of the Month – June 2018: Mansard Roof

    Best Roofing Photo of the Month – June 2018: Mansard Roof

Best Roofing Photo of the Month – June 2018: Mansard Roof

Continuing our series of good practice in roofing, where we invite our field technicians to submit photographs they have taken of the projects they have inspected.

 

June Winner: Jamie Dunsmore, Mansard Roof

Our June Best Roofing Photo of the Month winner […]