Monthly Archives: May 2015

What are the Benefits of a Green Roof?

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May29

Urban Heat Island Effect Temperatures are known to be higher in urban areas relative to surrounding rural areas, due to the higher quantity of impermeable, reflective surfaces and increased population density. Green roofs reverse this effect by returning moisture to the environment through evapotranspiration, reducing … More >>

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SWI Review – INCA Response

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May27

The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) have submitted a comprehensive response to the SWI Review led by Chief Construction Advisor Peter Hansford which highlighted the wide-ranging benefits of SWI and made the case for consistent policy to support its delivery on … More >>

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UK Roofing Awards have become an industry-wide event that recognise and reward outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the roofing industry.   The competition, covering the full spectrum of 12 roofing disciplines, runs from September to January every year … More >>

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Derbigum Olivine, an ecological roofing solution from Alumasc, has been used in the refurbishment of a Middlesex School. Opened in 1951, Mount Stewart Junior School in Harrow, is a community school for boys and girls aged 7-11. Due to on-going … More >>

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Improvements worth over £100m will be made to Wales’ stock of social housing, the Welsh government has announced. The money will be available to be accessed by councils and housing associations to improve homes up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard … More >>

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Swisslab and Swistherm External Wall Insulation (EWI) Systems from Alumasc, have been used in the refurbishment of the Victoria Estate in Featherstone, West Yorkshire – a large housing estate of terraced properties managed by Wakefield and District Housing (WDH). WDH, the largest … More >>

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Due to the EuroPHit project, a series of buildings from across Europe are to be retrofitted to Passive House Standards, this will include a mixture of residential and non-residential buildings using Passive House Components. This EU project is to take … More >>

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Working on Roofs – Guardrail Edge Protection

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May15

The latest ‘Working on Roofs’ document from the Health and Safety Executive highlights the importance of edge protection systems when working on flat roofs.  Alumasc’s Guardrail lightweight edge protection system is ideally suited to address this issue. Working on flat roofs Work … More >>

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