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    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 […]

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    Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2018 Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2018

    Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2018

Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2018

Last week we kicked off our top ten roofing design blog posts published in 2018 with numbers ten to six. Here are the top five most read roofing design blog posts […]

By |December 19th, 2018|Blog News|1 Comment
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    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
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    Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2017 Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2017

    Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2017

Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2017

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

By |December 14th, 2017|Blog News|3 Comments
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    Designing Flat Roofs – an interview with Stephen Cleminson in Architecture Today Designing Flat Roofs – an interview with Stephen Cleminson in Architecture Today

    Designing Flat Roofs – an interview with Stephen Cleminson in Architecture Today

Designing Flat Roofs – an interview with Stephen Cleminson in Architecture Today

Flat roofs have long held a place in architects’ hearts for reasons of aesthetics, cost and functionality.

While their conceptual and visual simplicity is undoubtedly part of the appeal, specifiers should be under no illusion as to the detailing rigour […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Flat Roof|1 Comment
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    Failed Flat Roofs – Don’t Split the Build Up! Failed Flat Roofs – Don’t Split the Build Up!

    Failed Flat Roofs – Don’t Split the Build Up!

Failed Flat Roofs – Don’t Split the Build Up!

Three problem projects of a similar nature have come into the office in the last 3 weeks. They are all domestic projects, they are all single ply roofing membrane, and they were all reported to have been leaking due […]

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    Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 4: Interfaces and Cost Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 4: Interfaces and Cost

    Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 4: Interfaces and Cost

Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 4: Interfaces and Cost

In this post, we’re covering the final two design factors on our checklist for flat roof specification: flat roof interfaces and cost. These factors round up the design stage of the checklist and we can then move on to […]

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    Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 3: Design Factors: Drainage, Insulation and Upstands Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 3: Design Factors: Drainage, Insulation and Upstands

    Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 3: Design Factors: Drainage, Insulation and Upstands

Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 3: Design Factors: Drainage, Insulation and Upstands

We’re well into our checklist of questions to ask when you’re choosing and designing the right flat roof system. Whilst the preliminary questions on client requirements, aesthetics and structure set the broad parameters, the questions we are now going […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Flat Roof|0 Comments
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    Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 2: Design Factors: Aesthetics and Structure Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 2: Design Factors: Aesthetics and Structure

    Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 2: Design Factors: Aesthetics and Structure

Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 2: Design Factors: Aesthetics and Structure

Last time we introduced our Flat Roof Specifier Checklist and looked at the requirements your client might have. This week we begin talking about the design factors, starting with Aesthetic requirements and Roof Structure.

Would you like a copy of […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Flat Roof|0 Comments
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    Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 1: Employers Requirements Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 1: Employers Requirements

    Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 1: Employers Requirements

Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 1: Employers Requirements

Choosing the right flat roof system can be a challenge, but ask the right questions and you’re half way there.

At our seminar in November we launched a new tool for architects – a Flat Roof Specifier Checklist. Our checklist […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Flat Roof|0 Comments