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Monthly Archives: July 2020

  1. How to Calculate Roof Pitch

    How to Calculate Roof Pitch

    Unless you work in construction or you’ve worked on a roof before, it’s unlikely you’ll know how to calculate your roof’s pitch. This information is incredibly useful for a range of home projects, but absolutely vital if your next DIY endeavour involves your roof. This applies whether you’re completely replacing the roof covering or installing a brand new roof window. To do these jobs correctly, you will need to be able to figure out the pitch of your roof.

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  2. How to Stop Moss Growing on Roof Tiles

    How to Stop Moss Growing on Roof Tiles

    All roofs are susceptible to moss growth, but moss is particularly common and damaging to tiled roofs. If left unchecked, it can lead to a number of serious long-term issues. Not only will moss make your roof look quite unsightly, it can also cause structural damage and block your home’s drainage system. Cleaning moss off a roof yourself is simple with the right equipment, but if done incorrectly you could damage your roof tiles. There are many ways to get rid of moss from your roof. These include different methods and equipment, which we’re going to talk about below. We’ll also discuss how you can prevent moss from coming back.

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  3. How to Calculate How Many Decking Boards You Need

    How to Calculate How Many Decking Boards You Need

    When constructing a deck in your garden, it’s vital to work out how many decking boards you’ll need before beginning the project. Decking boards can be expensive, so you don’t want to under- or overestimate. This is why calculating the number you’ll need as accurately as possible is so crucial, as you’ll save so much time and money in the long run.

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  4. How to Tile a Roof

    How to Tile a Roof

    Roof tiles are overwhelmingly the most-used roofing material here in Britain. They come in an astounding range of shapes, sizes, and materials, each with their own unique advantages. These days, more and more homeowners are looking to tackle roofing projects themselves. Whether you’re looking to keep project costs down due to tightening purse strings, or just looking to take on the challenge, it’s important to do the job right.

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  5. What Are Roof Shingles?

    What Are Roof Shingles?

    There are few roofing materials more versatile and easier to use than roofing shingles. Roof shingles consist of individual overlapping tiles. They’re available in regular and abstract patterns, laid in courses from the eaves of the roof. A relatively new invention, shingles developed from the demand for high-quality roofing material for roofs regardless of pitch or style.

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  6. What Are Roof Tiles Made Of?

    What Are Roof Tiles Made Of?

    Professional tradespeople and homeowners alike will opt for a type of roof tile based on material and appearance alone, unaware of the many different benefits and features they may offer. In this guide we’re going to take a look at some of the most widely used roofing tile materials, and what these tiles can offer you in terms of aesthetics, durability, longevity and more.

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  7. Roofing Sheets Buyer's Guide

    Roofing Sheets Buyer's Guide

    Roofing sheets have become incredibly popular for use on a wide range of different structures. This is thanks to their quick and easy installation, considerable durability, and the selection of attractive styles on offer. However, it can be difficult to decide on the best roofing sheet for you, especially if you’re a beginner looking to start their first project. While roofing sheets all share a number of qualities, there are some unique differences to each that make them better suited to different projects.

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  8. How to Insulate A Shed

    How to Insulate A Shed

    Your garden shed is one of the most useful and versatile spaces in your entire home. Whether yours is used for storage, a home office, or a den for your hobbies.

    Read on to discover more about the benefits of insulating your shed, what sort of materials you can use and instructions for how to do the job yourself (it’s surprisingly easy!).

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  9. A Guide to Fakro Window Sizes

    A Guide to Fakro Window Sizes

    Whether you’re replacing an existing Fakro roof window or you’re installing a new window for the very first time, it’s important to find the right size. Thankfully, Fakro offer an extensive range of windows in a broad selection of sizes, so you’re sure to find the perfect window for you. To give you a helping hand, we’ve written this handy guide to Fakro window sizes.

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  10. How to Install Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets

    How to Install Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets

    Polycarbonate sheeting is one of the most popular forms of roofing in the UK. Incredibly versatile, it can be seen on a wide variety of structures including conservatories, garages, sheds, canopies, lean-tos and even extensions. Polycarbonate is highly favoured by homeowners thanks to its low price point, solid durability, and straightforward installation.

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