A flat roof is the ideal space for PV panels as the they are cost effective, simple to install and maintain and out of sight. With various funding and investment streams available for solar PV projects, your school can benefit from the advantages of a PV array, with no capital outlay.

Leading roofing and cladding fastener systems and door hinge manufacturer, SFS, has launched a new RIBA-approved CPD seminar programme for building specification professionals, providing the latest technical insights into creating high quality and safe building envelopes.

As climate change causes more extreme weather patterns, the construction industry faces new challenges with an increase in excessive rainfall resulting in flash flooding and standing water. Continued development in built up areas where existing drainage systems can be depleted, and natural infiltration is limited has prompted the introduction of Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS) legislations by local authorities.

The project was to provide an aluminium rainwater system, including fascias and soffits to a newly built office building in Llanishen, Monmouthshire. The building is likely to be offices for multiple businesses, ideally situated close to the M4 and Cardiff.

The property based in Chelsfield, Orpington was having a kitchen-diner refurbishment and extension in a modern contemporary design. Dickens Developments – the contractor on site contacted ARP’s Area Sales Manager – David Capel, as they had met at a previous site. David was invited to a site meeting, where the extension was surveyed and the various Trueline fascia and soffit options were discussed.

Wooldridge & Simpson Building Contracts were the build partner for a new development in Oxon for 10 bespoke residential properties, based in a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of the Charlbury. All 10 properties have reconstituted stone external walls and roof, aluminium windows, doors and rainwater system.

When designing and building a new or refurbished property, the products that are used are of paramount importance in order to ensure that their quality is both fit for purpose and will stand the test of time – whilst providing the desired aesthetics, writes Janine Brady, Marketing Manager at SIG Roofing.

Here, Steve Cookson at Sika Liquid Plastics, discusses diversity of liquid roofing membranes on the market and highlights the importance of selecting the right system with high levels of technical support built in.

Sika supplied a complex, watertight roof system to facilitate the award-winning, multi-million pound transformation of a derelict town centre building into a stunning leisure complex.

Powder coated high performance fasteners from SFS intec have played a key role in enabling leading roofing and cladding contractor Roofdec to create a striking new building envelope for a major extension to the White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds.

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