• 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|2 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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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
  • Failed Flat Roof Problems Damp Deck and Inspection
    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
  • designing flat roofs
    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
  • Flat Roof Problems Faulty Buildup
    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 […]

  • Flat Roof Checklist - Drywipe Version
    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 […]