SIG Roof Lines: The RIBA Journal March 2016

This week the March 2016 issue of RIBA Journal is published, complete with our sixth technical guide: SIG Roof Lines.

SIG Design & Technology partner with the RIBA Journal to help supply architects with impartial, useful advice on designing flat, green and metal roofs.

This issue features the Zinc Shingle Cladding at Northbrook College in Worthing  by ECE Architecture, Best Practice with Metal Shingles, and The Collaborative Approach to School Building with IID Architects, Wates and Arnold Hill Academy in Nottingham.

In this post you will find additional resources to help you in your roof and cladding design choices.

Download SIG Roof Lines here.

Lead by Example

The RIBAJ interviewed Gary Kelly, Associate at ECE Architecture about their choice of zinc shingles and glass cladding to the new Learning Resource Centre at Northbrook College. The article touches on facade design, the choice of build up and detailing to achieve the best effect on the centre, which is at the heart of the redesigned college campus.  Click here to download the article.

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Shingles’ Might

SIG Roof Lines March 2016 Pages 2-3

Our double page spread this month is on the humble metal shingle. Why are they so popular? The RIBAJ interviewed Simon Walker of SIG Zinc and Copper about what products are available, the range of colours and countries of production, size and detailing, and sustainability considerations. Simon also give excellent advice on how to keep the cost of using metal shingles down, and we include some typical edge details for zinc shingle projects.   Click the image to download the article.

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Common Purpose

Download the pdf hereThe back page this month features an interview with David Moore, associate at IID Architects in Richmond. IID are working with Wates on PSBP Schools projects and the article explains the value of a collaborative approach to the construction of the Arnold Hill Academy, in particular the roof which was designed in partnership with SIG Design and Technology.

David Moore describes the experience of working with Wates and SIGD&T in this innovative way and what benefits it brought to the practice and the project.

Extra Resources:

  • Contact us about our BB93 certified roof build ups and for more information about how we can help with your schools projects.

8 Steps to a Perfect Roof

Designing a perfect roof has never been more challenging, but SIG Design and Technology have put together an 8 step guide to identify the challenges and ensure your design meets your client’s requirements.

Here are our 8 steps to the Perfect Roof.
8 Steps to the Perfect RoofClick the links to find out why they matter and how you can tick them off your To Do List.

  1. Choose the Right Roofing Products for the Right Job;
  2. Get Reliable Design Expertise from One Source;
  3. Ensure you meet All the Statutory Requirements;
  4. Be confident in Reliability of your Supply Chain;
  5. Use Reliable, Experienced Roofing Contractors;
  6. Monitor the Roofing Installation on Site;
  7. Ensure each roof is Fully Guaranteed, and
  8. Implement Appropriate Planned Maintenance.

Keep in Touch

We hope you enjoyed the seventh SIG Rooflines edition and look forward to sharing more roofing advice in a couple of months, alongside some truly inspirational buildings. You can read the earlier issues here:

Issue 1: Green roof hobbit-house, best practice with Single Ply roofing and avoiding Metal Theft.

Issue 2: British Tobacco HQ in Bristol, best practice with Metal roofing and cladding and two zinc-clad houses in Hertford

Issue 3: Mario Botta’s CorTen Steel clad chapel in the alps, best practice in Green Roofing and odourless roof repair.

Issue 4: Angled zinc cladding on Bolton College’s new STEM Centre, a case study on liquid waterproofing and preventing leaks in flat roofs.

Issue 5: Waterproofing Balconies with Stanton Williams, Zinc Shingles on the Amphibious House  and learning about Guarantees.

Issue 6: Peppa Pig World Green Roof, Hot Melt at 5 Broadgate with Make Architects and Acoustics in Schools.

Here’s a full list of SIG Rooflines blog posts.

We’ll be continuing to publish technical advice and information here on our blog in the meantime, and running another technical seminar in the Autumn, so feel free to subscribe to our blog for free roofing design advice as we publish it.

Any questions? Please do ask them below or get in touch with us.