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Monthly Archives: January 2022

  1. Classic Bond vs Firestone: Which Ones Best

    Selection of Flat Roofs

    Classic Bond or Firestone? It’s a question that crops up a lot for those of us looking to cover our roofs with brand new EPDM. A natural one, considering both are world-leading manufacturers and both boast membranes that are strong, durable, and versatile enough to suit virtually all domestic flat roofs.

    However, there is no need to just rely on guesswork or gut feeling. Below we’ll talk a bit about the history of these two manufacturing goliaths and go through some of the key differences that may sway you one way or another.

    The History of EPDM

    EPDM can trace back its origins to the 1960s when it saw a boom thanks to its incredibly cost-effective design. At the time (and still today) it was seen by many as one of the best roof coverings available on the market. This original innovator was none other than Classic Bond who, since that first introduction six

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  2. Best Loft Ladders Guide

    Range of FAKRO Loft Ladders

    Every loft, big or small requires a way to get into it and for most of us that way is a loft ladder. These are much more than a simple means of getting from one from place to another however, they are a safety feature in of themselves with a myriad of types and sizes to choose from. It may not sound a daunting task but finding the right ladder for you is not always as simple as it may first appear. So, let’s start with asking ourselves the right questions.

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  3. Cost of Replacing Roof Tiles

    blue tiled roof with white chimney

    Roof tiles can need replacing for a whole host of reasons. A heavy storm may have led your tiles to break or come loose. Maybe time has worn away the material and your tiles have simply reached the end of their lifespan. Or perhaps you’d just like to switch up aesthetics and create a different style for your property? Whatever the reason for replacement, it’s likely that the potential costs of the task ahead are one of the first thing’s you’ll consider.

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  4. Eco-Friendly Insulation Guide

    workman installing sheeps wool insulation

    When it comes to Sustainable homes, a conversation can hardly be had without mentioning Insulation. A well-insulated home ensures that your interior is kept warm in the winter and cool in the summer thus cutting down on energy costs and the associated wastage that comes along with them. Wastage, that left undiminished, can led to the increased carbon emissions that have been inextricably linked to climate change.

    Insulation materials are used in our roofs, our floors, and our walls to such an extent that both Building Regulations for England & Wales as well Scottish Standards have clear guidelines and requirements for its use. Safe to say, insulation is a key solution in keeping our homes comfortable and our expenses low. However, what you may not know, is how equally important it is in the journey to a fully sustainable lifestyle.

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  5. How to Fit Ridge Tiles

    redland concrete angle ridge charcoal grey

    It was way back when the Romans first landed that we on the British Isles got a glimpse of tiles and ridges, but it wasn’t until the 13th century they become a staple across our entire country. They are durable, resistant to fire and high winds and even recyclable at the end of a long-life. Of course, regardless of whether they are made of clay, slate or concrete no ridge can last forever and this is doubly true for the mortar that keeps older ridges in place.

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  6. What Home Renovations Could Your Social Media Pay For?

    couple painting a room together

    Whether you’re refurbishing your entire property, or just giving one room a makeover, we all know that home renovation projects can come with a hefty price tag. But what if there was a way to pay for some or all of the costs? We compared average earnings across some of the biggest social media platforms with the cost of common renovation projects, to discover how many followers you’d need to cover the cost of each.

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