Category Roofing & Cladding

STRIKING ROOF FOR SUPERSTORE

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Bracknell Roofing’s industry skills and expertise sees challenging superstore roof project completed in just 14 weeks

Roofing Specialist Bracknell Roofing has played a lead role in the construction of a new multimillion pound supermarket which saw the roofing specialist complete the entire roof works in just 14 weeks.

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SSQ’s RIVERSTONE SLATE RE-USED IN REBUILD

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By re-using 12-year-old SSQ Riverstone slates from the original build, a bungalow in Falmouth, Cornwall has undergone a complete rebuild whilst preserving the original look of the roof.

The new owners of the property decided they wanted to replace the loft space with an additional floor, accommodating three bedrooms. Upon discovering how old the walls of the building were however they decided to rebuild the structure from the ground up, preserving 12-year-old Riverstone slates from the existing roof in order to complete the new build.

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Canopies and walkways from Twinfix

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With years of experience at designing the ideal shaped canopy or walkway for each application, Twinfix offer a wide range of designs, including lean-to, duo-pitched, curved , wave-form and cantilevered.

Non-rusting aluminium frames that can be powder coated to a huge range of colours are glazed with multiwall or solid polycarbonate roofing that conforms to the ACR[M]001:2014 drop test with a B designation and are therefore classified as non-fragile.

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WHITESALES ANNOUNCES THE NEW STOCK EM-GLAZE RIDGELIGHTS RANGE

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Leading rooflight supplier, Whitesales, has announced that it will now be supplying standard stock sizes of their Em-Glaze Modular Ridgelights.

The Em-Glaze Modular Ridgelight range from Whitesales has been specifically designed and engineered to create the ideal ridgeline skylight into building designs.

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OAKLAND PROJECTS LAUNCHES NEW AGE ROOFING TECHNOLOGY

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Traditional flat roofs have long been the bane of the building industry. They are slow to install requiring three layers of roofing felt with each having to be sealed and finished with messy hot tar.The finished roof is extremely heavy, adding deadweight to the roofing timbers causing dips in the ply or chipboard which causes ponding after rain adding more weight and possible damage. So no wonder a felt roof can leak after just a few years.

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LIGHTING UP EUROPEAN DESIGN

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The new sports facility at Maldegem in Belgium is another example of how the Kalwall daylight diffusing system is being specified for many different kinds of applications across Europe. It is particularly popular in sports and leisure buildings, swimming pools and schools.

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REFURBISHMENT OF NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL ROOF IS DISRUPTION-FREE THANKS TO DECOTHANE ULTRA

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Refurbishing the roof of Loxley House, the central hub of Nottingham City Council, caused no disruption to essential public services, thanks to Sika Liquid Plastics’ new low odour cold applied liquid roof membrane, Decothane Ultra.

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Marley Eternit achieves higher responsible sourcing accreditation

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Roofing and facades manufacturer Marley Eternit has demonstrated its continued commitment to responsible sourcing with another improved BES 6001 accreditation.  As a result, its full range of concrete tiles now achieves the same ‘very good’ rating as the rest of the manufacturer’s clay roof tiles, fibre cement slates and profile sheeting.

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CURVED RENDERING POSSIBLE WITH CEMBRIT PB FLEX

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Cembrit’s versatile building board, Cembrit PB, which is ideally suited as a stable base for a range of internal and external applications is now available in flex formulation. Cembrit PB Flex has been specifically developed for use on curved walls, arches, vaulted ceilings and around beams and columns.

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NVELOPE CLADS BREEAM EXCELLENT OFFICE

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NVELOPE, the rainscreen cladding specialist has supplied its NV1 system to a recently built BREEAM Excellent rated office in Aberdeen. The vertical cladding support system has been applied to the five storey bespoke building, supporting approximately 3000 square metres of granite cladding.

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AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR THE RESTORATION OF RAIL TRACK GUTTERS

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The vast majority of stations and railway buildings were built during the Victorian era most noted for architectural excellence and engineering innovation.

Stations particularly were the “face” of the railways and great design and build care was exercised with the result that many

of these are among the greatest public buildings ever created. Even small stations had character and visual appeal.

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Marley Contract Services ‘a cut above’ with NFRC win

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Marley Contract Services has won this year’s NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2014 Roof Tiling category. The judges singled out the company for the high quality of workmanship and technical capabilities on the roof at Deer Park Heights in Livingston. This was a highly intricate feature roof that required a large amount of cutting of the grey interlocking concrete roof slates on the numerous hips, valleys and turrets.

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Solar Slate

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Solar Slate’s proven technologies have changed the face of solar PV. That’s why Solar Slate is now well established as the first choice of architects, planning consultants and professionals for conservation areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty where use of traditional solar PV would be difficult.

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Sika-Trocal receives lifespan extension from BBA

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Leading supplier of Single Ply roofing membranes, Sika-Trocal has had the lifespan of its Type S and SG materials extended from 30 years now up to 35 years by the industry body, the BBA. This includes resistance to wind uplift, foot traffic, weather tightness and properties in relation to fire, as well as durability and waterproof.

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Freefoam fascia used for dormer feature

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Prestigious house builder Shanly Homes has used Freefoam fascia on a new development at Helios Court, Maidenhead. The exclusive apartment block features a double fascia dormer detail using Freefoam roofline products to create an attractive stepped effect beneath the flat dormer roof. With developers looking for more sophisticated and original features Freefoam products offer the flexibility and opportunity to create bespoke installations without compromising on functionality or aesthetics. 

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