Building on our pledge to protect what matters

Paul Owen, Commercial Director – Distribution Division, IKO PLC New opportunities for innovation and improvement continue to open up across the construction supply chain as the industry looks to reduce its environmental impact. This is further influenced by the evolving legislative landscape and rising demand for more sustainable property and housing. But as stakeholders – […]

Building a sustainable future: Discover how IKO PLC (UK) is championing ESG in construction

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By Louis Weir, Sustainability Manager at IKO PLC (UK) Environmental, social and governance (ESG) in construction and manufacturing is gaining greater focus and more companies are feeling the pressure to adopt sustainable and sympathetic practices. At IKO PLC (UK), we’ve embraced this challenge head-on, supporting a movement towards a more sustainable future for both our […]

Maintain a healthy green roof with regular maintenance

At IKO, we recommend two inspections per year to ensure all components are functioning correctly. Check out our helpful video on maintenance for homeowners like you. Intensive roofs need more attention than extensive ones. Neglecting maintenance can reduce your green roof’s aesthetic and environmental benefits. Don’t let your valuable asset deteriorate, keep up with maintenance […]

Do you need some help choosing a reliable service provider for your roofing needs?

Look no further than IKO. Our team of experts can offer a personalised program tailored to meet your specific requirements. Do you need some help choosing a reliable service provider for your roofing needs? Look no further than IKO. Our team of experts can offer a personalised program tailored to meet your specific requirements. Need […]

Looking to retrofit solar panels to your roof?​

The integration of photovoltaic panels via retrofitting is a practical and tactical solution to provide renewable energy for building projects. This process involves the installation of a solar roof system that generates electricity and provides cost-effective benefits with minimal maintenance. However, during the installation of PVs, taking into account extra weight loading and wind uplift […]

Finding your way through solar funding

As the construction industry sector’s trusted roofing partner, IKO can play an integral role in obtaining the independent evidence you need to qualify for funding. Furthermore, we can provide assistance and technical support throughout the tendering process and beyond. Funding routes The DfE allocates funding annually to help maintain and improve the condition of school […]

IKO bio solar solutions – Department for Education (DfE)

The Department for Education (DfE) is introducing green roofs and solar panels in its new Net Carbon Zero schools program. Our PV mounting system, using the EGR SolarNature, is integrated into the green roof to ensure a sustainable green roof ecosystem underneath while ballasting against wind uplift. The waterproofing system is designed with either the […]

More than just a roofing manufacturer: Our mission to protect what matters

With a growing emphasis on reducing environmental impact, improving energy efficiency and delivering social value, the opportunity to achieve positive change through raising Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards has never been greater. As a responsible UK manufacturer of roofing, waterproofing and insulation products, we recognise that there are things we have to do to […]

Carbon offsetting is transforming lives in Uganda

Following her trip to Uganda earlier this year, we ask our strategic development director, Kerry Parker-Wray, about carbon offsetting at IKO PLC, and how this is helping to benefit hundreds of people in Africa. What does offsetting carbon emissions mean, and how is IKO doing this? The entire mastic asphalt industry achieved the CarbonZero standard […]

Mastic Asphalt – a sustainable ‘CarbonZero’ solution

The Mastic Asphalt sector is leading the way in showing how the UK construction industry can mitigate its environmental impact. For well over a decade the sector has met the CarbonZero standard, contributing to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support local communities around the globe. All of this work contributes to the country’s […]