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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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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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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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Alumasc has recently received RIBA approval for a new CPD, “Objective-driven specifications for Green, Bio-Diverse and Blue Roofs“. The 45 minute presentation outlines the key factors to consider when designing a green roof including waterproofing, drainage layers, substrate and plant … More >>

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New BBA certificates for the Hydrotech Hot-Melt Waterproofing system are now available on the Alumasc Roofing Systems website. The main updates to the certificates are: 1. The roofing certificate confirms suitability for use on ‘completely flat roofs’ and at ‘zero-pitch’. … More >>

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An exclusive new housing development in the heart of London is the latest showcase for a range of waterproofing and green roof solutions from Alumasc. Built by The Berkeley Group in the centre of Belgravia, the elite Ebury Square development offers … More >>

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A Blackdown green roof from Alumasc provides one of the main features at the new School of Architecture and Construction at The University of Greenwich. Officially opened in December 2014, the £78m new-build development is based in Stockwell Street within Maritime Greenwich … More >>

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Derbigum Roofing “The Jewel in the Crown”

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Mar16

Alumasc Roofing Systems along with Mitie Tilley Roofing have recently completed the installation of a 1500m2 Derbigum high performance waterproofing system at Crown Bevcan, Carlisle. Crown, UK beverage can manufacturers and one of the largest packaging companies in the world, … More >>

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