How much snow can a roof support?

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During cold British winters, there is often a strong possibility of heavy snow across the nation. Though creating a beautiful landscape, sheets of snow atop the roofs of properties around the country can in fact be more problematic than is necessarily realised. There are various signs to look out for which could indicate that your … Continue reading

The benefits of getting your gutters cleaned annually

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As we edge closer to spring, the promise of warmer weather is one of the many appealing aspects of the change in season. However with the longer, lighter days comes a range of household projects to attend to, to ensure that your property looks its best for the year to come. One aspect that can … Continue reading

7 of the world’s top rooftop bars we love

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Rooftop bars are often exciting, lavish venues, with some particularly notable ones cropping up around the world. Here are 10 of the most impressive currently open to the public around the globe, whatever your style: Radio Bar, ME, London The sights on offer from this rooftop bar are a must for any lover of our … Continue reading

5 common roofing problems to be aware of

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We all know what an expensive business having your roof fixed can be, and with the weather taking a turn for the worse over the winter months, the harsh conditions only serve to worsen roofing issues. There are a handful of common roofing problems to look out for, which – if caught early – can … Continue reading

What Is Rubber Roofing?

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Roof rolls and shingles were traditionally, and have until recently, been made from materials such as wood, slate, flagstone, metal, plastic and asphalt. Installed on pitched roofs, shingles are placed in overlapping formations to aid the channeling of water off the roof. These traditional shingles materials, though effective in their implementation, are not particularly economical … Continue reading

Can Solar Panels Still Provide Power Through Winter?

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When it comes to doing our bit for the environment, a lot of us have made small changes to our daily lives; whether that’s by recycling more, making less journeys by car, turning off electrical items after use and more. Many of us have gone a step further, working to reduce the energy used by … Continue reading

Should I Remove Ivy from my Roof?

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Ivy occupies a special place among climbing plants. It can lend instant aesthetic grace and personality to a building, and is even associated with historicity and prestige (hence the ‘Ivy League’ universities in the USA – named on account of their ivy-covered facades). At the same time, ivy can destroy the underlying brick and mortar, … Continue reading

The Search is on for Young Builder of the Year

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It seems there are an ever-growing number of award schemes being introduced to recognise the achievements of young people across the country, from Young Musician of the Year to TV-based competitions such as The Young Apprentice. The building industry is no exception and, since 2000, budding roofers, carpenters, joiners, construction workers and more have applied … Continue reading

FAQs: What Does A Roofing Survey Involve?

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Whether you’re buying a house, own a commercial property or are in charge of an industrial warehouse, taking care to have your roof inspected by a qualified professional is vital to its ongoing structural health and longevity. This is why roofing surveys should be made a priority by all those in charge of the upkeep … Continue reading

Are Solar Panels Worth the Investment?

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Energy prices have risen phenomenally over the past few years, and many people are now looking for ways to reduce their bills and their dependence on the big energy firms. One common way to do this has been to invest in solar panels, either for energy generation or heating. However, with the removal of many … Continue reading

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