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What is an EPDM roof?

EPDM, or ethylene propylene diene monomer membrane, is one of the most popular single-ply membranes for residential and commercial low slope and flat roof systems. EPDM is essentially a synthetic rubber, making it an… Read More

Cementitious screed Vs Mastic asphalt screed

Correct specification of screed for roofing, flooring or car park applications may seem like a minute detail, but it can have significant implications on building performance. Whilst cementitious screeds have been the ‘go to’… Read More

The Best Practices of Flat Roof Build Ups

Over the last couple of decades we have seen a steady increase in thicknesses of insulation being used in construction.  This has, however, had an impact on design in both the new build and refurbishment… Read More

Offsite Construction Methods and Their Benefits

The construction industry is turning more and more to offsite construction methods and the trend will become even more popular in the future. The main reasons behind this are the tighter build programmes, higher levels… Read More

Rainwater outlets in flat roof design

A lot of rain is falling onto flat roofs, and from the dawning day of the flat roof, it always has done. So the question is when dealing with the problem of flat roof drainage,… Read More


IKO has developed a screed solution to reduce the long project waiting times in winter months. Compared to using a traditional screed to create required falls, counter deflection or even out substrates, IKO Permascreed can… Read More

Issue 9: Ballasted or Buried Roofs

The following guidance should be followed when a flat roofing area is to be overlaid with a permanent system such as heavy duty timber dmecking, paving, ballast or bio-diverse (Green/Brown) systems. Any such roofing… Read More

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