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Roofing Guides

  1. Best Agricultural Roofing Materials

    Red farm building located in field.

    The roof is one of the most important, if not the most important aspect of an agricultural building. Whether housing livestock, machinery or produce, ensuring sturdy and resilient protection is of the utmost importance, especially in rural conditions. But durability isn’t the only consideration you need to make when picking your perfect roofing material. From aesthetics to breathability, installation to cost, there’s a whole host of factors that should be considered.

    To ensure you make the right choice for your next building project, we’ve explored and compiled some of the best agricultural roofing materials. We’ve also included a host of handy links that take you straight to our top roofing ranges, making it easy to find all of the fantastic materials we mention.

    Fibre Cement Roof Sheets

    What Are They?

    First up on our list of farm-friendly roofing materials are fibre cement

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  2. Roof Lanterns vs Skylights: Which is Right for You?

    Roof Lanterns vs Skylights: Which is Right for You?

    There are a wide variety of options when it comes to introducing some more overhead light into your home with a dizzying number of styles, sizes, and designs readily available to shop. But within this vast range of choices, two tend to stand out ahead of the pack. Those two being the aforementioned skylights (or flat rooflight) and lanterns. A quick look at the two side by side will show the obvious difference in visuals, but there is so much more to consider when picking one for your next project. Read on to find out more.

    What Are The Pros and Cons of Each? 

    At a fundamental level both lanterns and skylights are designed for the same, singular reason. Sunlight. Of all the ways to introduce a bit more warmth to your interior, they both

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  3. Guide to Solar Roof Tiles

    Guide to Solar Roof Tiles

    As more and more of the world begins to transition in earnest away from fossil fuels and towards more renewable sources of energy, it is more important than ever to consider how each of us can more be eco-friendly in our daily lives. Using public transport and shopping locally are great starts but the best place to really make a difference is in our homes or, in this case, on our roofs.

    In the distant past perhaps whilst only seen as a gimmick, solar power has quickly become one of the UK’s highest sustainable outputs, only behind wind and biomass, with enough produced to power around 3 Millon households (As of 2021). Not only is solar good for the environment, but it is also more efficient, helps with our economic growth and, coming directly from the sun, is completely free.

    It is no wonder then, that solar panels and tiles have become more of a talking point in recent years with many homeowners o

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  4. What Are Anti-Condensation Roof Sheets?

    What Are Anti-Condensation Roof Sheets?

    Roofing sheets are an undoubtedly popular roofing material used consistently by industry professionals and DIYers alike. From agricultural buildings to storage units, livestock houses to garden sheds, roofing sheets accommodate a huge range of different projects and applications with their durable structure, practical installation and smart industrial look.

    Technologies within roofing production are ever-changing and improving. One of the latest innovations in roof sheet manufacturing is ‘anti-condensation.’ Anti-condensation sheets are uniquely produced with specialist anti-condensation membranes readily integrated into the sheets themselves.

    The main purpose of these advanced sheets is to minimise moisture build-up and prevent droplets from leaking down onto the contents of your building. However, with an ultra-smart design and an array of fantastic fea

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Types of Flat Roof

    flat-roof-in-london

    If you could go back only a few decades you would see that flat roofing, as a whole, did not have the best reputation. Often getting damaged, letting water in and needing replacing. However, the times have changed, and with new materials developed to offer them far greater strength and durability these types of roofs have had somewhat of a resurgence.

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  8. How Long Do Roof Tiles Last?

    grey tiled roof panorama

    Does my roof need to be replaced? It is a common enough question amongst homeowners and one that, more often than not, requires a clear and concise answer. After all, for all intents and purposes your roof is your home. If it gets damaged or fails in anyway the results can be devesting, both on your health and your wallet.

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  9. How Dangerous Are Asbestos Roof Tiles?

    old building with asbestos roof

    That Asbestos is dangerous hasn’t been a disputable fact for over two decades, however there may still be some confusion about exactly how dangerous and, more importantly for those of you living in older houses, how to spot it and whether or not it need be removed.

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  10. How to Dispose of Asbestos Roof Tiles

    Grey Asbestos Roof Tiles

    It’s been over two decades since the use and import of Asbestos has been banned in the UK. However, we’re still feeling the effects of its remarkable popularity in and across the 20th century with countless roofs still lined with it to this day. It’s identification and removal has become an industry in of itself, and that’s no surprise given just how dangerous of a substance it can be.

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