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The pros and cons of metal roofing

There are more than half a dozen roofing materials which are equally popular and common. Many of those have some serious shortcomings but there are some like metal and rubber whose pros outweigh the cons. If you are planning to opt for metal roofing, then you should consider its pros and cons. The pros...

The importance of properly installed flashing

Flashing is often seen as a construction detail but it is actually an integral component of a roof. You shouldn’t be any less cautious about flashing than the roofing material you choose or the amount of money you invest in a new roof. Before we delve into the importance of properly installed flashing, let...

Five amazing roofs from around the world

Mankind has always excelled in architecture. Whether we talk about the pyramids or the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal or numerous modern day architectural wonders, we have always outdone ourselves. Roofing is an integral part of any architecture. From tapered or cone-shaped roofs to domes and flat roofs, we have experimented with geometry, earthly materials...

Dormer conversions, are they worth it?

Attic space is built into homes to provide additional storage and a break from the roof. But, attics are rarely used for anything important. In most homes, they are an area with little activity and people only tend to access them once every few months. We feel that this is a lost opportunity, because...

The benefits of single-ply rubber flat roofing

When it comes to flat roofing materials, you have a few options including torch-on felts, felt shingles and GRP and liquid solutions. But an increasing number of homeowners are opting for a material called single-ply rubber flat roofing, and this roofing material is fast becoming the material of choice for home extensions, outbuildings and...

Roofing – Does my lead work need attention?

If your roof is leaking, then its lead work could be the cause. Lead work is commonly found on flat and pitched roofs and over time it can degrade. However, the lead itself degrades incredibly slowly. It is actually improper installation that most commonly causes it to fail. So does your lead work need...

Is uPVC the best material for cladding?

uPVC is one of the most widely used materials in construction. It’s used for a wide variety of things, including the manufacture of windows and doors and it’s also favoured for cladding, fascias and soffits. It’s widely used because it’s durable and inexpensive and unlike timber, which for thousands of years has been used...

I have a leaking roof. What’s wrong with it?

We get a lot of enquiries from people who have a leaking roof. Most of the time, we’re able to provide a number of potential causes over the telephone but it’s impossible to properly diagnose a leaky roof without physically inspecting it. If you live in the Leeds area, we are happy to come...

TrustMark’s Government endorsed standards – what are they?

TrustMark is a not-for-profit organisation licensed by the UK Government that oversees the quality standards of TrustMark registered roofers. Roofers who are TrustMark registered must comply with a strict code of practice. This code of practice is designed to ensure that customers get a high quality level of service, always. If you are looking...

GRP flat fiberglass roofs, any good?

Glass reinforced plastic fiberglass roofing, or GRP roofing for short, is one of the best flat roofing materials money can buy. A properly laid fiberglass roof will last for more than 30 years with no visual deterioration, which makes it the perfect choice for outbuildings and areas of the home that require a roof...