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Monthly Archives: October 2020

  1. How to Install Guttering on a Shed

    How to Install Guttering on a Shed

    So you’ve just put up a brand new garden shed, and it’s looking pristine. Sheds are a fantastic place to keep garden tools safe, or even as the ideal home-away-from-home getaway. You’re probably on a high right now, but the job is only half done. If you want your shed to stay strong and beautiful for years to come in this rain-plagued country, you’ll need to fit a gutter onto your shed.

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  2. Green Homes Grant Scheme Guide (2020)

    Green Homes Grant Scheme Guide (2020)

    This winter you could be one of 600,000 homeowners or landlords in England to get up to £10,000 towards the cost of energy-saving measures like insulation as part of the latest government-backed Green Homes Grant.

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  3. Mega Guide to Felting a Roof

    Mega Guide to Felting a Roof

    Roofing felt is a simple and cost-effective countermeasure against wind-driven rain and serves to keep flat roofs, garages, and sheds watertight. It also prevents the entry of insects and other pests, at a reasonable cost of just £50 per meter squared. What’s more, a felt roof couldn’t be easier to install, even for a homeowner doing a bit of DIY.

    Felt has been used as a roofing material for well over one hundred years, and in that time three main installation methods have developed. These include Cold Adhesive, Torch-on and Shed. Beyond this, we’ll also explore re-felting your roof as well as the types of repairs that you might have to perform to keep your felt roof in tip-top condition.

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  4. How to Deal with Snow on the Roof

    How to Deal with Snow on the Roof

    Our homes face a multitude of hazards across the winter season. Plummeting temperatures mean we rely on central heating more than at any other time of year, while icy paths make every step outside treacherous. One of the biggest problems homeowners can be forced to contend with is snow on the roof. This can cause a multitude of issues, and you may find yourself having to remove the snow urgently.

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  5. How to Fit a Loft Hatch

    How to Fit a Loft Hatch

    Easy access to the loft is an important part of maintaining a healthy home. Whether you’re on the lookout for extra storage space, or damp and mould have you concerned about your roof space, being able to get into the loft is vital. The easiest way to do this is with a suitable loft hatch.

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  6. How to Fix Box Profile Roofing Sheets

    How to Fix Box Profile Roofing Sheets

    Box profile roofing sheets are some of the sturdiest roofing materials on the market. Whilst they aren’t frequently used on houses, they’re often seen atop structures such as stables, garages, and garden outbuildings such as sheds. They also frequently see use as siding on industrial or commercial structures such as warehouses, where steel cladding helps to achieve a clean, industrial aesthetic. These sheets offer fantastic strength thanks to their unique profile, along with their galvanised steel construction, which provides a long lifespan coupled with impressive impact resistance.

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  7. EPDM vs GRP Flat Roofing

    EPDM vs GRP Flat Roofing

    With more affordable costs, quick and easier installation methods, plus more reliable durability, flat roofing is becoming progressively more popular with small structured builds as well as some larger commercial buildings. EPDM and GRP roofing serve as two of the most practical and commonly used flat roofing materials, so the question is, which one should you choose for your flat roof? A good place to start is fully understanding what each kind of roofing actually is.

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  8. Mega Guide to Roof Ventilation

    Mega Guide to Roof Ventilation

    The roof is arguably the most vital part of a safe, comfortable home. Roofs offer protection from storms, direct sunlight, falling debris and more – but they can only perform at their best when properly maintained. Roof ventilation is likely not at the forefront of most homeowner’s minds, but it’s a simple way to keep your roof space happy and healthy long-term.

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  9. How to Install Roof Vents

    How to Install Roof Vents

    Whether you’re constructing a new build or gearing up to tackle condensation in your own home, adequate roof ventilation is a must. There are a few things to consider before you begin installing roof vents. Firstly, you need to determine how many roof vents you need, what type of vents are best for your property and most importantly how to install them correctly.

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  10. Benefits of Fibre Cement Roofing Sheets

    Benefits of Fibre Cement Roofing Sheets

    Fibre cement was originally invented in the 19th Century as a man-made alternative to timber cladding. Since its creation, fibre cement has become an incredibly popular material in the construction industry, particularly for both roofing and siding. It is a highly versatile building material, and sees widespread use in agricultural, commercial and residential projects. But what benefits do fibre cement roofing sheets offer over other materials?

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