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Roofing Guides

  1. Guide to the Best Garage Roofing Materials

    Guide to the Best Garage Roofing Materials

    Over 53% of homes have a garage and if you have one you will inevitably need to update your roofing material at some stage. Throughout this article we will run through the signs that your garage roof may need some care as well as the best garage roofing materials available.

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  2. Make Your Flat Roof Your Home's Unique Selling Point!

    Make Your Flat Roof Your Home's Unique Selling Point!

    Traditionally covered in felt and often known to be prone to leaks a flat roof has been known as a hinder or referred to as the ugly part of a building for decades. However, more and more people are taking advantage of this disused space and designing a flat roof that can be used effectively in its own right.

    We take a look at some of the different options you have to utilise this space.

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  3. How Many Roofing Sheets Do You Need?

    How Many Roofing Sheets Do You Need?

    Make life easier and use one of our easy calculators to work out exactly how many roofing sheets you need plus which fittings and fixtures you need to go with them! Find out more about the different roofing sheets available and how our calculators can help you!

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  4. How to find a good roofer

    How to find a good roofer

    Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house, not only is it potentially one of the most expensive to replace but it also protects the rest of your home. If there’s any damage to your roof it can impact the rest of your building - the insulation and beams can get damp, mould and dampness can spread and quickly your home can begin to deteriorate.
    This is why it's so important to make sure that your roof is in tip top condition and if there is a problem you are able to find a competent roofer quickly and easily, this article will show you how.

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  5. How to make a house eco friendly

    How to make a house eco friendly

    With a new 25-year Government environment plan in place everyone is more aware of the environment and what we need to do to cut our wastage and improve efficiency.
    But how does this translate to your home? Or even to building a new house, garden shed or extension?

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  6. How to Identify Genuine Onduline Roofing Sheets

    How to Identify Genuine Onduline Roofing Sheets

    Onduline is an incredible, high performance, lightweight and durable bitumen roofing sheet that's ideal for many different roof types such as shed roofs, garages, stables, kennels and farm buildings. It’s extremely durable, will withstand many different weather conditions and comes with a 15-year guarantee. *

    In 2017 there was the introduction of some replica Onduline products that unfortunately don’t offer the same qualities, flexibility or guarantees. Those replicas are still being sold today and it’s sometimes hard to spot the real Onduline from the replica.

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  7. How to Fit Corrugated Roofing Sheets and Transform Your Shed

    How to Fit Corrugated Roofing Sheets and Transform Your Shed

    Traditionally sheds always used to be spider filled places filled with spades, brooms and a surplus of boxes that didn’t fit in the loft. However, in the last few years they’ve begun to have a bit of a revival.

    Here’s a quick rundown of some quick and easy ways to update an old garden shed and make it the talking point of your garden!

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  8. Shed Ideas: Make the Most of Your Outbuilding

    Shed Ideas: Make the Most of Your Outbuilding

    Do you have an old summer house in your garden or do you want to use your shed for more than just a storage unit? Or perhaps you’ve just moved to a new house and found that your new property comes blessed with a little outbuilding or two? There’re hundreds of ways that you could use your summerhouse but here’s just a few shed ideas to get your creative juices going.

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  9. How to Collect Water from Your Guttering System

    How to Collect Water from Your Guttering System

    What a contrast this summer is to last! With clever weather people estimating that we had a months’ worth of rainfall in one day alone, it’s certainly a typical British summer. But it’s not all bad, without the rainfall we have we wouldn’t have the lush green country that we call home. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to save some water for the garden just in case there is a change in the weather and we still get hose pipe bans this summer after all. All those keen gardeners out there will also know that there are many plants that prefer to be fed rainwater to tap water. They prefer acidic conditions and tap water can raise the PH level of the soil, a good example of such a plant are blueberry bushes – they love rainwater!

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  10. Can You Lay New Insulation on Top of Old Insulation?

    Do you have insulation in your loft that's not

    that effective? If this is the case, you may be considering removing

    your existing insulation and adding new insulation. If this is the case –

    stop!

    In most circumstances removing your old insulation isn’t necessary, an additional layer of insulation can be laid on top!


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