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How much value does a new roof add to your customer’s...

Your property is an asset with a value that should be appreciated over time. However, this is largely dependent on other factors like maintenance as well as the development happening in the surrounding area among others.

Heriot-Watt University warns construction workers as temperatures soar

With the heatwave set to make Britain hotter than Jamaica and Turkey this week, Heriot-Watt University has warned that 3.1 million outdoor construction workers in the country might be at serious risk of skin cancer.

Improving biodiversity at Leeds Skelton Lake Services

Here, read about how Geogreen Solutions has installed a green roof on Leeds Skelton Motorway Services and the benefits it brings including aesthetics, improving biodiversity, natural soundproofing, and sustainable insulation.

New guidance on balcony and terrace design

Sarah Spink, chief executive officer of the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association, explains how the new British Standard 8579:2020 affects how balconies and terraces are designed, and the impact on the waterproofing industry.

Secure, thermally uncompromising fixings for externally insulated walls

Mark Newell, sales engineer for ETICS fastening products at EJOT UK, discusses attaching external elements to walls that have been treated with external wall insulation systems

Benefits of rendering vs cladding

Both of these exterior improvements are becoming increasingly popular all over the UK, with cladding being much more common in modern times and rendering being much more traditional.

Five tips for estimating the bid for your next roofing job

Are you a contractor or handyman who is about to bid on your next roofing job? If so, you'll want to consider all the necessary materials and labor costs. In order to help you out, we've put together a guide on how to estimate the bid for your next roofing job.

The truth about dry verge

In this article, Alicia Garfoot, products and system design technician at Wienerberger, explains the common misconceptions within the industry regarding dry fix systems, and gives a detailed run down of the latest British Standard regarding how they should be installed, and how her company is conforming to this.

Building a fireproof future

Jamie Harvey, head of product development at Dalply explores the alternative cladding materials available on the market in the wake of Grenfell to prevent fires happening on high rises.

Construction professionals share supply chain productivity challenges

Supply chain collaboration, pressure to build quickly and skills shortages are top of the list of productivity challenges for construction professionals, according to new research from Etex.