Dec 10, 2019 Last Updated 10:52 AM, Aug 14, 2019
Stuart Hicks from cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, explains the challenges surrounding the roof renovation of a busy London hospital.

Torch safe, not sorry

While flat roofs are a superb roof-covering solution, failing to factor in fire risks during hot works at the design stage can have catastrophic consequences. Daniel Tucker, Systems Product Manager at BMI UK & Ireland, discusses the NFRC’s Safe2Torch campaign and associated manufacturer support. Gallery…

Safe and sound

When employing anyone to undertake building work, it is crucial that safety is of the utmost importance and this is especially true when employing roofing contractors. Working at height comes with many risks and here Simon Hall, Training Manager at SIG Roofing, looks at what…
Honeybourne Homes is a building contractor who specialises in creating new bespoke homes in both contemporary and traditional styles. Many of their homes overlook the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and are built and/or refurbished to a very high standard. This project was to demolish an existing…
A flat roof is the ideal space for PV panels as the they are cost effective, simple to install and maintain and out of sight. With various funding and investment streams available for solar PV projects, your school can benefit from the advantages of a…
Despite numerous benefits, there is often a misconception that roof tiles made from something other than a natural product are inferior. Mark Parsons, Technical Director at Russell Roof Tiles, explores why those responsible for social housing still sometimes believe this myth, especially when concrete could…
The new school in Westport which was installed with a 2,300m² Bauder Thermofol roof has been recognised at this year’s Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) award ceremony. The RIAI aims to recognise the quality of work carried out by RIAI members and…
Protect Membranes, UK producer of roofing and construction membranes, has introduced Protect TF InterFoil, a CE marked, highly reflective insulating breather membrane designed for use within a timber frame wall panel to enhance its overall thermal performance. Ideally suited to offsite and modular construction, Protect…
If properly specified, dry-fixed ridge, hip and verge systems create trouble-free roofs that remain maintenance-free for years. The new BS 8612 Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling will help both contractors and designers get it right, says Kevin Ley, Technical Manager…
Duncan Voice, Store Manager at Insulation Superstore, outlines why architects need to learn a valuable lesson from the Grenfell Tower tragedy and take back control of specification.

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