Apr 20, 2018 Last Updated 12:58 PM, Apr 18, 2018
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.
In 2015, the University of Leicester launched a £19.5m project to replace the roof and glazed facades of its world-famous Engineering Building. This challenging and complex project involved replacing 2500 glass panels and was finally completed in August 2017.
EPDM roofing specialist, Firestone Building Products, has signalled the implementation of an ambitious growth strategy for commercial and industrial roofing with the appointment of product sales manager, Steve Clowes.
How guaranteed are product guarantees? The answer, unfortunately, is not as simple and clear cut as perhaps they should be, with a wide range of caveats and get-out clauses often hidden among pages of complicated T&Cs.
A high-quality new home development has provided 32 much-needed affordable flats and houses for residents in Bristol.
Sika Sarnafil has launched a new and improved ‘Successful Roof Refurbishment’ Continual Professional Development (CPD) seminar, aimed at those looking to specify high performance products for roof renovations.
John McMullan from EPDM single-ply roofing specialist, Firestone Building Products, discusses the advantages of modular construction in fast-tracking school construction schemes, highlighting the example of Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester.
The waterproofing on the roof of footwear manufacturer Hotter Shoes’ head office and manufacturing facility in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire had exceeded its serviceable life and begun experiencing significant water ingress, requiring urgent remedial work.
In August 2014, the British Standard Code of Practice for Slating and Tiling (BS 5534) recommendations were updated to improve the overall security of traditional slated and tiled pitched roofs. Sadly, site practice is still lagging behind – resulting in voided warranties and, at worst,…

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