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    School Roof Refurbishment – Learn More School Roof Refurbishment – Learn More

    School Roof Refurbishment – Learn More

School Roof Refurbishment – Learn More

Back in June we reported on the launch of a new website for schools, fixmyschoolroof.com, which provides advice and information about school roofs, and explains how schools can obtain grant funding for repairs and replacement.

We’re here to report […]

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    New Website for Schools with Leaking Roofs New Website for Schools with Leaking Roofs

    New Website for Schools with Leaking Roofs

New Website for Schools with Leaking Roofs

SIG Design & Technology has launched a new website specifically for schools, called FixMySchoolRoof.com. The website provides advice and information about school roofs, and explains how schools can obtain grant funding for repairs and replacement.

Leaking roofs have become […]

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    Re-Roofing a Building when in Use: Vue Cinema Doncaster Re-Roofing a Building when in Use: Vue Cinema Doncaster

    Re-Roofing a Building when in Use: Vue Cinema Doncaster

Re-Roofing a Building when in Use: Vue Cinema Doncaster

When this multi-screen cinema on the outskirts of Doncaster needed a section of its asphalt flat roof refurbished as part of extension and maintenance works, the owners needed the building to stay open to the public throughout the installation.  […]

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    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 […]

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    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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    Reducing Costs & Risk on School Roofing Projects Reducing Costs & Risk on School Roofing Projects

    Reducing Costs & Risk on School Roofing Projects

Reducing Costs & Risk on School Roofing Projects

As competition for schools construction projects remains high and costs are driven down, the needs to meet standards of robustness, energy efficiency and acoustic performance don’t diminish; if anything they become more challenging. How is it possible in this […]

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    Best Practice: Metal Roofing and Cladding Best Practice: Metal Roofing and Cladding

    Best Practice: Metal Roofing and Cladding

Best Practice: Metal Roofing and Cladding

It’s not just the type of metal, but what goes underneath that matters. Simon Walker, category manager for hard metals, on the dos and don’ts of specifying metal roofing and cladding.
 
 
 

1. Decide on your aesthetic vision before choosing the […]

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    Amphibious House Zinc Shingle Roof and Cladding Amphibious House Zinc Shingle Roof and Cladding

    Amphibious House Zinc Shingle Roof and Cladding

Amphibious House Zinc Shingle Roof and Cladding

Tonight’s Grand Designs on Channel 4 features the Amphibious House – an innovative ‘floating’ house, the first of its kind in the UK. Here you can find out more about the zinc cladding that covers the roof and walls.

 

What […]

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    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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    Mario Botta’s Garnet Chapel at Penkenjoch – how is it Waterproofed? Mario Botta’s Garnet Chapel at Penkenjoch – how is it Waterproofed?

    Mario Botta’s Garnet Chapel at Penkenjoch – how is it Waterproofed?

Mario Botta’s Garnet Chapel at Penkenjoch – how is it Waterproofed?

This is the amazing Garnet Chapel perched on the 2095m high Penkenjoch mountain in the Austrian Tyrol, designed by Mario Botta.

Notwithstanding the challenges of building at this high altitude on a remote site, this gem of a building also […]