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Improving standards

We’ve come a long way since the first building regulations were introduced in 1667.  The London Building Act led to more comprehensive regulations being introduced in 1774 and by the 18th...Read Full Story

Improving standards

BS 8612: Setting the standard for dry fix roofing

On February 1st 2018, a new British Standard came into effect to help provide guidance to the roofing industry on the performance and quality of dry fix roofing systems. Titled ‘BS 8612: Dry...Read Full Story

BS 8612: Setting the standard for dry fix roofing

From Mortar Bedding to Dry Fix Roofing – what price quality?

The UK roofing market is in constant evolution with industry standards under review and new regulations and guidance being introduced regularly. Traditionally mortar has been used as a bedding...Read Full Story

From Mortar Bedding to Dry Fix Roofing – what price quality?

Condensation problems in the roofspace

Many homes have seen a benefit from the addition of extra loft insulation in recent years, driven by the government’s efforts to push energy efficiency in both new and old houses alike. These...Read Full Story

Condensation problems in the roofspace

Insulated Loft Spaces

The increased levels of thermal insulation found within the roof voids of a modern house is intended to reduce the amount of heat that is lost from the warm living spaces of the property over time....Read Full Story

Insulated Loft Spaces