Does your flat roof need insulation?

A high-quality, well-insulated roof is integral to an energy-efficient property that stays warm and comfortable all year round. As hot air rises, roofs are one of the greatest sources of heat loss within homes. Indeed, according to TheGreenAge, about 25 per cent of the heat in your home will escape through the roof. This heat [...]

October 7th, 2017|

Rooftop garden tips: UK green roof maintenance & ecological London homes

The trend for green or living roofs and rooftop gardens is continuing to grow in the UK and around the world, in a bid to reduce the temperature in cities and tackle the phenomenon of ‘urban heat islands’ – where an urban area is significantly warmer than surrounding areas because of the impact of human [...]

September 8th, 2017|

Everything you need to know about liquid roofing

Liquid roofing is a method that is designed to keep your roof watertight and safe from the risk of leaks and moisture build-up. It can be applied to all types of roofing materials – from concrete and bitumen to felt, asphalt and metal – which makes it an ideal solution for both domestic and commercial [...]

August 3rd, 2017|

Why you should never walk on your extension’s roof

Avoid standing on your roof When you build an extension on your home, the flat roof usually interjects with the house just under an upstairs window or two. As such, it can be tempting to use it as a balcony or roof terrace. But, unless your extension has been specially built with a [...]

July 9th, 2017|

How your roof colour can affect your environmental footprint

Consider a ‘green’ roof for your home Nowadays, we are all looking for ways to boost our energy efficiency. For some of us, this is because we want to lower our energy costs and save some money; for others, it is more an environmental issue – we want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions [...]

June 17th, 2017|

Five common roofing issues in the UK

In the UK, we’re at the constant mercy of a highly unpredictable and temperamental climate. The temperature changes that occur from season to season are often extreme, and, as we’ve all probably experienced, it’s not uncommon for freezing-cold rain to give way to bright sunshine in a matter of hours! These fluctuations in heat and [...]

March 22nd, 2017|

What type of flat roof do you need?

Flat roofing is a popular option for garages, extensions and a wide variety of commercial buildings, and the roofing style has many benefits. Compared to pitched roofing (where two slopes meet to form a pitch), flat roofing is generally more affordable – both in terms of installation and maintenance. Many homeowners view flat roofs as [...]

January 11th, 2017|

Key roofing terms that all homeowners should know

Having work done on your roof is just like getting something fixed on your car or in your home – it’s important to know a few of the technical terms so that you feel like you understand what the contractor is saying, enabling you to assess whether or not their quotation is fair (and compare [...]

December 19th, 2016|

How to deal with ponding on a flat roof

The primary function of a roof is to protect your property from rain, and ensure your home is kept secure and dry. Roofs are also designed to aid the flow of rainwater away from your house, which is why they generally consist of a pitched structure. With flat roofs, however, this pitch is minimal (about [...]

December 10th, 2016|

What to do if you notice a damp patch on your ceiling

Noticing a damp patch on your ceiling is one of the biggest indications that there’s an issue with your roof. Don’t worry: there are a number of possible reasons for damp, and they’re usually easy to rectify. There might be a tear in your waterproof seal, for example, or a blocked guttering system that’s not [...]

October 24th, 2016|
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