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A guide to roof drainage

Drainage is a subtle art when it comes to building & repairing flat roofs and it can be achieved in a variety of ways. The aim of course is to allow rainwater to run off the surface of the rook and swiftly into the gutters without letting water gather to form little ponds on the…

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Common flat roofing questions

What can I do about water gathering on my Roof? If you’ve seen water gathering on top of the roof you might think there is an issue with the waterproof layer, this is not necessarily the case. Pools of water occur because of the shape/angle of the roof surface itself, bowing of the sub structure…

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Warm or cold deck flat roof?

There a two distinct styles of flat roof construction in home flat roofs. These are cold deck and hot deck flat roofs and as the names suggest the difference is about how the roof handles insulation. Cold deck flat roofs Older roofs are typically built with a timber under deck providing the support for both…

Rubber roofing for your home

Rubber roofing and your home

Most homeowners are vaguely familiar with the term ‘rubber roofing’ but most don’t know much about it or how it compares to other flat or low incline roofing materials like fibreglass or felt. We know rubber (or EPDM) roofing well and champion it is a fantastic material for many home roofs. We’ve been installing EPDM…

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Pre winter roofing checks and advice

Have you made sure your roof is in good shape this year? The weather has turned and we can expect rainy chilly days to become the norm. This is exactly the type of weather that makes getting out on a ladder look unattractive but it’s the season for a little issue picked up in the…

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Home roofing, repair or replacement?

If you’re experiencing some issues with your roof or maybe you just feel it looks shabby and bit run down, you might be weighing up the costs & benefits of either repairing it or getting a complete re-roof. The cost of a re-roof can be very high but sometimes it’s the most cost effective option.…

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The tell tale signs of a leaky roof

An unnoticed leak in your roof can cause a great deal of damage on both the structure and the interior of your home. The stress it causes and the money it costs can be hugely reduced if you spot it early enough. In this article we’ll give you some tips on how to check for…