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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 […]

What is BS 6229:2018? Flat roofing standards explained

BS 6229:2018 describes best practise for designing, constructing, and maintaining roofs with a flat or curved surface. It is limited to roofs with a pitch no greater than 10 degrees to the horizontal and a continuously supported flexible waterproof covering. After four years of development, the latest version of BS 6229 came into force in […]

4 things to consider when choosing mechanical fixings

With over 60% of all single ply roofs in the UK being mechanically fixed it’s critical that the correct fixings are used for the individual application. After all, these are the key components that secure the roof in place for its lifespan. The aim of this blog is to provide a greater insight to what […]

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 of cost control and skill shortage that the industry is currently facing. With the implementation of the ‘Construction 2025’ strategy, […]

6 reasons to consider a rooftop SuDS solution

Making the most of your flat roof areas using a Rooftop SuDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) can make good sense when used in the correct application with the correct specification and installation. Rooftop SuDS are sometimes known as Blue Roofs which is in my opinion misleading terminology that implies that water is going to be […]

4 steps of getting BIM ready: what do you need to know?

What is BIM? Within the construction industry, BIM is a topic of much confusion and misunderstanding. There have been many articles and blogs written about BIM which never really answer the question: What is BIM? Over the course of this article, we will endeavour to explain what BIM is and 4 steps of getting BIM […]

Good management is key to a roof’s long-term performance

Dependent on the products and materials used, a flat roof’s waterproofing should last between 20 and 40 years. Good maintenance will also contribute to its performance and longevity. But which proactive steps need to be taken when a waterproofing system reaches the end of its serviceable life? Roofing purpose When deciding on a waterproofing system […]

How do you prevent moss from damaging your roof?

The first step to take in preventing moss growth on your roof is to try increase the amount of sunlight it gets. Although this could be difficult with the typical UK weather, you can aid the process by trimming overhanging tree branches that cast constant shadows on the roof. All debris such as leaves and […]