Find a Better Way

LRWA Supports Sir Bobby Charlton’s Charity – Find A Better Way

The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) has donated £2,500 to a charity set up by Sir Bobby Charlton, ‘ Find A Better Way ’. The Cheshire-based charity helps civilian landmine blast survivors, their families and communities to ‘heal and rebuild their lives’. As the association’s chosen charity of the year, Cliff Weston, LRWA chairman,[…]

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green roof

Key considerations for green roof specification

Stuart Hicks from cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, discusses the rise of green roof applications and specification best practice. The green roof market is quite literally growing – in 2017, the annual market growth rate was revealed at 17%, according to ‘The UK Green Roof Market’ report produced by This year alone, the[…]

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liquid applied waterproofing

Kemper System facilitates award winning roof refurbishment at Gatwick Airport

When the existing flat roof above the International Departure Lounge at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal was failing, Kemper System’s liquid applied waterproofing was the first port of call. Working closely with contractors, Mitie Tilley Roofing Ltd, to develop a sound waterproofing solution, Kemper System’s Stratex Warm Roof system was specified using its solvent-free Kemperol 2K-PUR liquid waterproofing as[…]

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University of Warwick

Kemper System Delivers A Lesson In Flexibility At The University Of Warwick

Many of the buildings on the University of Warwick’s Gibbet Hill Campus were purpose-built when the University was first established more than 50 years ago. Amongst these is the Life Sciences Building which, though structurally sound, was in urgent need of façade repairs. Explains Richard Weston, head of special projects at the University of Warwick’s[…]

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Kemper System Shortlisted For Two LRWA Liquid Roofing Awards

Kemper System has been named a finalist in two categories for the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards. Carefully selected by a panel of expert judges from the construction industry, the cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist has been shortlisted in the Liquid Roofing Project of the Year under 1000m2 category with contractors, Capital Roofing Co[…]

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Easi-Dec Roofline – The alternative to scaffolding

Easi-Dec, the working at height safety specialist, has supplied Everest with 72 Roofline systems to provide installation teams with a safe, efficient and cost effective solution for accessing roofline level when carrying out gutter, soffit and fascia replacements. After working with scaffolding for several years, Everest investigated alternative working at height solutions. Having approached Easi-Dec[…]

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Kemper System helps protect concrete heritage

Kemper System helps protect concrete heritage

Cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, has helped to preserve a grade II listed building thanks to its Stratex warm roof and Kemperol liquid roofing systems. Because of the unusual design of St Thomas More Church in the Sheldon area of Birmingham, architects Wood Goldstraw Yorath worked in close consultation with Kemper System to enhance[…]

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Liquid Waterproofing: Key differences between wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry applications

Stuart Hicks from cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, looks at the key differences and benefits of installing a wet-on-wet vs. wet-on-dry liquid waterproofing solution. In many refurbishment and new build projects, specifying a liquid system for a roof, walkway or balcony is an obvious choice.  However, not so obvious are the key considerations to[…]

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water drainage

Drainage without compromising design

Geberit brings luxury and practicality to this residential and public sector project Geberit’s siphonic drainage solution, Pluvia, has been used on the roof of London’s new Design Museum (previously the Commonwealth Institute), allowing its unusual parabolic shape to remain intact, while providing exceptional water drainage. The Design Museum forms part of the Hollandgreen development, located[…]

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Kemper System

Iconic London Church Sings The Praises Of Kemper System

A popular East London church has regained its post-war glory thanks to the solvent-free and odourless liquid waterproofing solution from Kemper System. The manufacturer’s Stratex Warm Roof system and Kemperol 2K-PUR liquid waterproofing solution was specified to refurbish the Calvary Charismatic Baptist Church in Poplar. The church, which was experiencing severe water ingress due to[…]

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EJOT Opticore Delivers Black and White Benefits for Membrane-faced Composite Panels

In response to building application trends, EJOT UK has technically updated its Opticore fastening system. Opticore, the unique integral nylon fastener head, is manufactured with precision cutting fins that core through membrane faced insulated panels, with the encapsulated fastener self-drilling the substrate in one simple operation. Installation is via a bi-hex or internal torx dual-driving[…]

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Cupa Pizarras roofing slate for a prestigious development located in a conservation area

Easton Square, an exclusive development of four bespoke, luxury 6-bedroom houses, features CUPA 12 R Excellence roofing slates.  The product was selected for its superior qualities including its adaptability, longevity and polished finish.    The exclusive Langton Homes development is set in large private grounds in Great Easton.  Each property features over 5,500 square feet[…]

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Green roof

New Technical Brochure for Optigreen

Optigreen, the specialist green roof systems supplier, have released an updated version of their fully comprehensive Technical Brochure. Consisting of 96 pages, the brochure combines basic and specialist knowledge of roof greening and gives safe and approved solutions in accordance with GRO and FLL Green Roofing Guidelines. Each green roof system solution is presented with[…]

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clay roof tiles

Redland Craftsman Albury crowns eco-home with period twist

As experienced self-builders Richard and Jo Collings had high standards for their final project – a four-bedroomed energy efficient house in rural Warwickshire – so they chose the Albury tile from the Rosemary Clay Craftsman range developed by Redland, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of pitched roof systems. “We’re in a conservation area, so[…]

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roof safety

Why you need to tread carefully on fragile roofs

By Soni Sheimar, General Manager, Easi-Dec Every year nine people on average fall to their deaths from fragile roofs or through roof lights. Many more suffer serious, life-changing injuries. Falls through fragile roofs or materials usually occur on the roofs of factories, warehouses and farm buildings where workers are carrying out repairs, maintaining or installing[…]

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Redland boosts tile manufacture with multimillion-pound investment

Redland – the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of pitched roof systems – has announced that it is to build a new manufacturing line for its plain-tile appearance product, DuoPlain, and large-format concrete tiles and slates. The multimillion-pound investment will help secure supply of these products into a UK market that is currently experiencing huge demand[…]

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rooftop support solutions

Big Foot Systems Shortlisted in H&V News Awards for Coca-Cola European Partners GB Project

Sussex-based Big Foot Systems, which leads the way in non-penetrative rooftop support solutions for building services and safe access equipment, is delighted to announce that is has been shortlisted in the prestigious H&V News Awards for its project with Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain (CCEP GB). Named as a finalist in the ‘Retrofit Project of[…]

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Kemper System Showcases Complete Sustainable Roofing Solutions at Ecobuild 2017

KEMPER SYSTEM manufacture KEMPEROL® liquid roofing and waterproofing systems for the long-term protection of roofs buildings and critical structures.  At Ecobuild 2017, our roofing products continue to address the question: What is sustainability? Our proposition at Ecobuild is all about sustainability with KEMPEROL® 2K-PUR cold applied liquid waterproofing leading the way. When we talk about[…]

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Kemper System provides solution for Chester Zoo’s Monsoon Forest

Waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, has provided the roofing solution for a hot and humid environment in the heart of leafy Cheshire at Chester Zoo’s £40m ‘Islands’ development. The company’s solvent-free Kemperol 2K-PUR cold liquid-applied waterproofing membrane has been used for the roof of the ‘Tree House’, which will form a covered walkway for visitors under[…]

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Redland Cambrian Slate

Redland courts success with Cambrian Slate

When the team at Forster Roofing first realised that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s building in Glasgow was the ideal showcase for its integrated roofing and solar service, they also realised that Redland’s lightweight Cambrian Slates were perfect for the project. The commission to install solar panels on a sensitive, fully operational building[…]

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Basic Competency Programme

Redland’s BCP pitched roof training is just the ticket

  Roofers lacking formal qualifications can now enjoy CITB-funded training thanks to Redland’s accreditation as an approved provider of the Basic Competency Programme (BCP) for pitched roofing. The BCP certificate – when combined with a Working at Heights CSCS Health & Safety Test pass – entitles both apprentices and ‘old hands’ to apply for the[…]

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Laminated Veneer Lumber

Fast construction with prefabricated wood elements

Using wood elements allows faster building turnaround. This leads to more profitable construction projects and shorter investment payback times. The pace of construction is kept at the desired level, because prefabrication reduces some of the most common risks at construction sites. Utilizing prefabricated wood elements is a surprisingly fast option for on-site construction. For example,[…]

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Cavity Trays latest building envelope solutions at the Scotland Build Show 2016

The only cavity tray company in the UK awarded European Technical Approval and the longest-established in its specialised filed is displaying its latest products at the Scotland Build Show 2016. Cavity Trays of Yeovil has a history dating back to the 1920’s and its approved products are accompanied with a performance warranty. Its know-how and expertise derived[…]

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fibre cement

Cembrit BBA certified slates provide attractive finish to new housing development

The oldest street in Coventry features a newly built housing development that remains in keeping with the area’s historic background, thanks to the installation of Cembrit’s Jutland fibre cement slates. Far Gosford Street is the setting of many historic stories, from the banishment of Henry IV that lead to the Wars of the Roses in[…]

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