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Warm Roof or Cold Roof? Choosing the Right Design for Flat Roofs

Technical Mark Foster discusses the benefits and differences between cold roof and warm flat roofing designs, and how to choose the right design for your building…

Avoiding RAAC and Ruin

Technical Product Manager Ben Whitemore examines the safety concerns with Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and what to do if it is discovered in your building…

Fire Regulations for Commercial Roofing

Technical Manager Sam Rigden takes a detailed look at the current building regulations and fire testing classifications for commercial roofing projects

Roofing Construction and the Circular Economy

Technical Manager Daniel Crowley, shares invaluable insights on what to consider on a roofing project and the wider impacts this can have on the circular economy in construction.

Enhance, Repair and Restore with Liquid Waterproofing

Technical Manager Alex Kitis, discusses the advantages of MMA and polyurethane liquid waterproofing systems and application benefits, to enhance, repair and protect existing roofs…

Repair or Replace a Commercial Roof: A Comprehensive Guide

Technical Manager, Dale Thomas, discusses the benefits of investigative roof works and what to consider to know if a commercial roof can be repaired, or must be replaced…

Detecting a Defective Roof

Technical Manager, Tom Ferry, guides you on how to identify the early indications of roof degradation and how your waterproofing systems can be maintained for the future…

Managing Asbestos Roofs – Best Practices

Technical Manager, Sam Rigden, discusses what you need to consider if you suspect your roof contains asbestos and the best practices to handle this hazardous building material…

Roofing to Support Sustainability Initiatives

Technical Manager Daniel Sandell discusses how roofing projects provide a perfect opportunity to improve the sustainability of your whole building, helping to fulfil legislative requirements whilst providing added value to your building assets.

Cutting Carbon through Roofing

Technical Manager Justyn Irons discusses how key decisions can reduce both embodied and operational carbon, resulting in a significant reduction in whole life carbon output for your building…

Solar, a Power Move for Landlords

Technical Manager Alex Copp discusses the benefits of a Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy systems and how they pose a significant opportunity for landlords to offer value for their tenants and occupants, whilst also reducing operational carbon…

Mitigating Risk in Roof Refurbishment

Technical Manager Jack Costello looks at the risks that can be involved in roof refurbishments and the steps and processes that can be taken to mitigate and eliminate them from your roofing projects…

Roof Life Cycle Costing

Technical Manager Oli Bate takes a look at the benefits of roof life cycle costing analysis and how you can use it to deliver a more cost-effective and long-term roofing project in the future…

Preventative Maintenance for Commercial Roofs

Technical Manager Chris Evans shares his tips on how to protect your roofing investment by carrying out the correct preventative maintenance on a range of metal, membrane, liquid and green commercial roofing assets…

When to include flame-free systems in your roofing project

Technical Product Manager Ben Whitemore shares how the risk of fire can be mitigated through safety by design and the benefit of using a flame-free system on your roofing project …

What is Cut Edge Corrosion and what can you do about it?

Technical Manager Dave Campos, talks us through the revealing signs of cut edge corrosion that affects metal roofs, what to look out for and how to stop it in its tracks…

Single-Ply vs. Modified Bitumen Membranes

Regional Manager, Dan Simpson, shares insight into the chemical make-up and key differences between single-ply synthetic membranes and modified bitumen multi-layer systems…