Fact & fiction of cool roofs

In the Professional Roofing article titled “Un-Cool Consequences of Cool Roofing,” Samir Ibrahim exposes the truth behind the misconception that reflective roofing is always an effective way for building owners to achieve energy savings and lower their total utility costs, and therefore reduce their building’s carbon footprint. To explain why white roofing is not a…

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EPDM Evolution in the Repair and Restoration of Aged EPDM Roof Systems

Good roofing practice has always been to tear off an existing roof to the deck and replace it with new material, but that is beginning to change. The age has come where tearing off an older roof may not be the best choice on behalf of the building owner or the environment. Sustainability, the latest…

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EPDM Lasts – this single ply is hard to beat

EPDM Lasts – this single ply is hard to beat

Over the last 45 years, Carlisle EPDM has gained industry wide acceptance and respect by providing both immediate and long term roofing solutions. During that time, EPDM has also racked up some impressive figures in the low sloping market. As of last year, roofing contractors had installed over 500,000 warranted EPDM roof systems, representing over…

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Broadway Campus Roof Refurbishment and New Build – RubberBond Fleeceback

Broadway Campus Roof Refurbishment and New Build – RubberBond Fleeceback

Roof Area: 2060m²  Building Use: Broadway Campus Location: Dudley Roof Type: Refurbishment & New Build Approved Contractor: EHS The project was a mixture of existing roof renovation and new build work on The Broadway Campus. Based in Dudley Learning Quarter, the face of Dudley has changed by creating a dedicated campus for students’ right at the…

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Bethany School Roof Refurbishment – RubberBond Fleeceback

Bethany School Roof Refurbishment – RubberBond Fleeceback

Roof Area: 450m² Building Use: School Location: Cranbrook, Kent Roof Type: Refurbishment Approved Contractor: T Robinson The school has numerous individual buildings with a low pitch slop. The original roof had a bitumen felt covering that was failing due to age. The school undertook  a programme of works with T. Robinson an Approved RubberBond FleeceBack…

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Academy Roof Replacement – RubberBond Fleeceback

Academy Roof Replacement – RubberBond Fleeceback

Roof Area: 1,750m² Building Use: School Location: Coventry Roof Type: Refurbishment Approved Contractor: Complete Roofing The roof area was split over different buildings to Woodlands Academy, Coventry. Each roof had a box gutter detail incorporated around the perimeter. The existing felt surface was left in place to act as a Vapour Control Layer (VCL) and insulation was bonded to the…

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Sustainability of EPDM

Sustainability of EPDM

A new Life-Cycle Assessment, or LCA, of the long-term environmental impact of EPDM shows that it performs significantly better than comparable roof assemblies.Equally as important, the study — based on the most up-to-date data supplied by industry and public sources — reports that the environmental impact of EPDM is lower than previously thought. LCA is…

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Additional Flex-R Facilities

Additional Flex-R Facilities

We are pleased to have completed our expansion to our new 17,000 sq. ft. of warehousing and offices in Sands Industrial Estate, High Wycombe. This necessary expansion has allows us to hold additional stock to cater for the increasing demand for DuoPly membranes by our distribution partners. We will still retain the Oxford warehouse to…

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Performing like new – after up to three decades

Performing like new – after up to three decades

The long-term weathering study completed recently shows that 30-Year old flat roofs are continuing to perform well. All samples were performing like new—after up to three decades in the field. EPDM withstands the effects of various climates extremely well. Properly designed, installed, and maintained EPDM systems can successfully withstand extreme weather cycles. Indications that EPDM…

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