We’re in the midst of a heatwave here in the UK and homes are getting hotter. One drawback in the summer of a flat roof is its tendency to trap heat but there are plenty of ways to reduce heat … Read more
A key consideration when looking at a flat roof for your home is drainage. Without the angle of a low or steep-sloping roof rainwater won’t have gravity on its side to keep your roof clear.
A roof is your building’s first line of defence against outside elements – whether it’s a steep-slope, low-slope or flat. Maintaining the health of your roof can protect buildings from damaging weather and lower its life-cycle costs by extending the … Read more
Green roofs covered in vegetation to cool their interiors, conserve energy and water, and help curb greenhouse gas emissions are being designed by architects across Kenya.
With spring around the corner, businesses are starting to worry about the soaring costs involved with keeping their commercial buildings cool. As air conditioning prices continue to increase, coupled with the wider awareness of the negative impact on the environment; … Read more
A new building in the heart of one of the UK’s only remaining Spa towns has been fitted with a cutting-edge lookalike roof to ensure the property is sympathetic to its historic surroundings.
Old roofs are not ideal if you are somebody who hates maintenance work and it is often less expensive to replace the roof rather than to keep on repairing it in the long run.
Rooftop gardens are the new big thing in urban areas. Just two minutes away from Kings Cross Station in London sits the roof garden belonging to horticulturists David Ferris and Paddy McCawley. Banana trees and clumps of greenery are present … Read more
What is there not to love about a balcony roof? A lot of interior designs these days have revolved around the concept of bringing the outside indoors, incorporating pots and plants normally found outside in the garden and placing them … Read more
Single ply flat roofing systems have become very popular in the UK owing to their light weight that suit buildings which take load and bearing into consideration. Just because it’s single ply, doesn’t mean it’s weak. It is actually the … Read more
Your home or office may have more living space than you ever imagined. You can add to the value of your home, and improve your quality of life through utilising more outdoor space, and even reduce the environmental impact of … Read more