Get 20% Off! Artificial Grass Special Offers this Autumn

Artificial Grass Autumn Special Offers | Permaroof NewsPermaroof artificial grass special offers this Autumn are flying out of the door, and with 20% off at the checkout, plus loads of offcut rolls in our Derby-based shop, we aren’t a bit surprised! Don’t miss out on your chance to get your hands on some top-quality artificial grass while stocks last.

Artificial grass in on the rise in popularity all over the UK. The PermaLawn range is second-to-none for quality and price, with options for different yarn types to suit every use from a putting green to a football pitch, from a stunning patio to a beautiful garden that stays lush and green all-year-round.

According to the Royal Horticultural Society, one of the reasons artificial grass is growing (pardon the pun) in popularity could be contributed to by climate change. As regions in the north of the country grow warmer and wetter, natural grass lawns will require more maintenance as they grow more quickly. The low- or no-maintenance aspect of artificial grass is a big pull for busy homeowners, wishing to put away the lawnmower for good and enjoy spending more quality time in the garden.

Artificial grass won’t degrade after heavy rain

With correct preparation, and adequate drainage, an artificial lawn surface keeps its integrity, which means that the garden can be used even after heavy rain with no concern about mud or damage to a natural lawn surface.

PermaLawn synthetic lawns look as good as the real thing, and many of our clients comment that it is a while before any guests notice that it is artificial. The aesthetics, performance and low- to no-maintenance benefits of the latest artificial grass are all contributing to its popularity.

Find artificial grass offcuts in store

Our customers are homeowners and commercial businesses, and we work on a wide range of projects, large and small. As such, we often have offcuts, and are happy to sell these at knockdown prices. Some of our offcuts may be ideal for a garden design project, or you may be lucky enough to find one big enough for the entire lawn. Pop in and see us at our shop in Derby and see if you can pick up a bargain offcut for yourself!

To give our customers a head start for preparing the garden for winter with artificial grass, we are offering an amazing autumn deal. Use the code AUTUMN20 at the checkout and get an immediate 20% reduction!

What are you waiting for? With artificial grass special offers like these, can you afford to miss out?

Visit the PermaLawn online shop now, and get your garden ready for next year.

Permaroof EPDM Training Day – watch the video now!

Permaroof’s renowned EPDM training day is a great opportunity for trade roofers to expand their businesses into single-ply roofing. As one of the industry’s fastest-growing sectors, EPDM single ply rubber roofing is an opportunity not-to-be-missed.

Our EPDM training days cover every aspect of membrane application and offer Firestone-approved courses with accreditation and a chance to join the UKs growing EPDM installer network. *

Watch the video below to find out more about Permaroof EPDM training days.

Is an EPDM training day suitable for DIYers?

Installer training is also suitable for the homeowner that is looking to tackle a flat roof project at home. Taking one of our training days for EPDM sheets or EPDM liquid rubber can give enhanced confidence, particularly if the project is considerable for the average DIYer.

With industry training of a high standard, EPDM roofing is a valuable asset to any roofing business, and flat roofers around the UK have been adding EPDM strings to their bows with great success. Included in the EPDM training day fee are marketing materials, such as brochures, sample roofing and van stickers, so that participants can hit the ground running once they have achieved their certification.

Find out more about EPDM sheet rubber membrane application training here.

Book your place on the EPDM liquid rubber system training in the same week and save £££s. What are you waiting for? Join the Permaroof family with accredited, high-quality EPDM training.

About the Permaroof EPDM installer network

The EPDM installer network provides a free service for homeowners to use to find reliable, recommended professionals for their flat roof projects. The service offers peace of mind for homeowners, and an opportunity for professional flat roof specialists to gain access to additional clients in their local area. Permaroof offer trade flat roofers and trade counters a wealth of support, training and product launch materials, in addition to their own local Permaroof website.

Contact Permaroof to find out more or visit the contractor opportunities page now.

*vetting and approval process is required.

Can EPDM Flat Roof Systems Be Used for Green Roofing?

If you want to create a green roof in your home, then one of the first things that you need to consider is whether or not your roof structure is going to be able to hold the additional weight. Not only the soil and drainage layers that you will need to install, but also the additional rainwater that will be soaked up within the soil too.

You also need to ensure that your roof is on a slight incline, which means that any water will drain down as well as draining through the soil. Most flat roofing is never truly flat, because of this necessity and to avoid pooling of water on the roof deck. When this happens with traditional roof coverings, such as felt, it can lead to damage as standing water sits over time, dries out and cracks the felt.

It is recommended that a structural survey is carried out before any work takes place to make sure that the roof deck has the integrity you need. If it does not, there is still the option to make the structure safe before all the drainage layers, soil and planting is added.

Once you know that your roof is going to be able to hold the weight, and is at the right level of incline, then you can start to think about installing your green roof. You need to use a waterproof membrane that is able to protect the actual hardware of your roof from any of the water that will soak through.

A fantastic choice is EPDM membranes. They are designed to not only be fully waterproof, but also durable and resilient too. This means that it will be a hard-wearing layer that will not need to be replaced too soon. The waterproofing layer is arguably the most important, as this will protect the roof deck and the interior of the building. It must be noted that a sensible protecting layer covers the EPDM membrane before the first gravel drainage layer is installed, to avoid puncturing the membrane.

EPDM membranes are not only durable and long-lasting (with an expected lifespan of more than 50 years, but they are also easy to install, this means that even those who are not usually used to carrying out DIY projects can install their very own green roof with ease.

We love the idea of a green roof, not only is it going to help the environment, but it also looks beautiful too. Something that we all hope to achieve with our homes.

Brexit Concerns Holding UK SME Manufacturers Back

Although the general feeling in the UK construction manufacturing sector is one of optimism, with some expecting significant growth on the international playing field by 2020, there are still concerns for the short term as the industry focus remains on attempting to inject stability into the current uncertain position.

The results of the latest National Manufacturing Barometer survey show that there is still concern within the sector about UK manufacturer growth, as the consensus is that there is not enough focus on export growth. There is a general anticipation of an overall slowdown in sales and an anticipated difficulty in staff recruitment in the short-term, and although they expect it to recover and grow five years from now, there is an indication that SMEs will not survive until then if greater support and cooperation is not realised.

For example, the manufacturers that already have healthy exports agree that a small increase of just over 2% is anticipated over the next 12 months, however, the same group expect an increase in export of 12% by 2020.

The survey asked 300 construction manufacturing decision-makers what their thoughts, predictions, concerns and expectations might look like in both the short- and the long-term. They were also asked about the previous six months figures.

The results reveal a surprising strength of feeling for the growth of the sector despite the current situation surrounding the Brexit negotiations (or lack of them). A survey spokesperson said, ‘Whilst manufacturers’ cautiousness about export growth amidst the current chaos is no shock, it is encouraging to see their ambitions for 2020. Not only does this reflect the sector’s vision, it also shows that for a large and influential part of our economy there are many optimistic signs of life after Brexit.

Some of the concerns raised by the survey included the challenges being faced in recruitment, and while 41% of manufacturers had increased its staffing, 20% said that staffing had reduced and had begun to drop to the alarming levels of a couple of years ago. Investment is also high on the agenda for those manufacturers who are continuing to do well, and the consensus in the sector is leaning towards consolidation of current resources while taking a chance in investing in infrastructure to begin to address some of the changes most likely post-Brexit.

The atmosphere is one of optimism, but a difficult road in the short-term is generally expected.

Press Release: Permaroof Leads the Way in DIY Flat Roofing Resources

Permaroof, Derby: Permaroof UK Ltd is the country’s leading EPDM flat roof systems supplier with an award-winning customer support system that looks after DIY roofers in addition to professional tradesmen.

Permaroof UK knows that EPDM systems have given homeowners a chance to approach some projects around the home and garden that they would previously have deemed out of their skill set. With the introduction of EPDM DIY flat roof kits, the market has changed dramatically over the past few years.

Permaroof has been at the top of the field in EPDM for trade professionals for many years, and delivers a full resource library to support our customers. We have expanded our library and now have many resources added specifically for the DIY roofer.

  • Full EPDM installation guides for sheets and liquid membrane
  • Free to download PDF tutorials and data sheets
  • Flat roof white papers and technical information
  • News and recommended products
  • Video guides
  • And more.

There is nothing like the Permaroof resource library anywhere else for flat roofing. For over a decade, Permaroof has offered unmatched support for both trade and the DIY roofing industry, and leads the way in the provision of resources and top-quality EPDM products.

Our resource library is full of flat rubber roofing installation and liquid coatings guides available for you to download and keep in PDF format or to view online.

Browse our resources and please help download whatever you need. If you require further information or clarity on any aspect of flat rubber roofing, please contact us at Permaroof.

Our trained and professional teams are ready to help you with your queries, can assist with any order enquiries and can help you put your orders together.

About DIY-FLAT-ROOF: Diy-flat-roof is a part of Permaroof UK Ltd, leading provider of EPDM sheet and liquid flat roof systems, installation training and flat roofing resources.

New Liquid EPDM Resources Available

You will be pleased to hear that we have now added even more Liquid EPDM resources to our flat roof installation guides library. The new guides, available to view online or download and save in PDF format, tackle the entire process of Liquid EPDM application, including:

  • Preparation of the flat roof before application
  • Preparing the Permaroof500 Liquid EPDM product
  • Application to detail areas
  • Application to the main area
  • Permaroof500 Top Coat UV application
  • The creation of anti-slip surfacing
  • Application of liquid EPDM to pitched roofing using Permathix


We are also going to be adding individual downloads for each part of the application process over the next few months, and are always working on new resources for our visitors. Why not bookmark us and visit back regularly to see what’s new for your own resource library?

All our downloads are free to view and keep and we cover a wide range of applications for both homeowners and trade flat roof professionals.

Head on over to the resource library now to see what’s new.

How to Tackle Finding EPDM Roofers

Finding Competent, Reliable EPDM Roofers Got Easy | Flat RoofingIf you’ve been looking for EPDM roofers, you’ll know that it isn’t always easy to find a reliable, local roofing contractor to work on your home. Consumer TV series’ like ‘Cowboy Builders’ often stick in our minds and remind us of the importance of engaging trustworthy tradespeople.

How do you find the EPDM roofers you need?

Recommendations are always the best things to look for when trying to find any tradesperson to work in your home and property. To be able to read the views of another client, visit previous work and see the right paperwork, can all contribute to peace of mind.

EPDM roofers are specialist tradespeople and not everyone is having EPDM roofing. Friends and family may not have had an installation, so try casting a wider net for some reviews; perhaps on local community social media groups.

How can Permaroof UK help?

Permaroof UK Ltd offers a great, free service for homeowners from our headquarters in Derby.

As leading EPDM roofer trainers, we run Firestone-approved training courses in both Liquid and sheet EPDM roofing. Once training is completed, participants are offered a chance to join our approved contractor network, a nationwide gathering of reliable flat roof and EPDM specialists waiting to provide homeowners with quotes.

Our free service can be accessed by homeowners here – find out more and end your search for reliable EPDM roofers today.

Once training is over for EPDM roofers, most of whom are professional roofing contractors looking to expand their customer base, they begin a rigorous vetting process, involving work inspections and financial information. EPDM roofers do not make the list if they do not pass every stage of vetting, making sure than homeowners can find reliable, trustworthy and trained roofing contractors with confidence.

Waste no more time looking for EPDM roofers! Try our free service today from Permaroof.

Press Release: Permaroof Rubber Shed Roof Sales Rocket this Summer

Permaroof, Derby: Permaroof UK Ltd is enjoying a busy Summer as sales of its rubber shed roof system go through the roof, so to speak. The Summer months in the UK have been exceptionally good in terms of the weather, and homeowners all over the country have been getting outside and catching up on the most important jobs around the house and garden.

Shed roofing is a popular task for homeowners to carry out themselves, and the Permaroof EPDM shed roofing system is making this job attainable for DIY installation. With shed roof kits available to buy online, and with next day delivery too, it is easy to see why sales are skyrocketing.

A shed roof kit from Permaroof is quite simply, a roof-in-a-box, containing:

  • Standard shed-sized EPDM membrane – available in a wide range of standard sizes
  • Adhesive
  • Tools
  • Full instructions

Buying a shed roof kit is the simplest and fastest way to work on your project, and is much more effective than more traditional shed roofing, such as felt. The longevity of EPDM far outweighs other shed roofing materials, and with an expected lifespan of more than 50 years, it is likely to outlive the shed.

About our Shed Roof Kits

Using Firestone Rubbercover 1 piece EPDM membrane, you can be sure that your shed roof will last for the lifetime of your shed and beyond. We are so confident that each kit comes with a Lifetime Warranty on the membrane.

In this kit we have ensured that the piece of rubber exceeds the size of your shed roof to allow for the necessary overhang and additional length caused by the apex.

This kit will include;

  •     Firestone EPDM membrane 2m x 1.7m
  •     Firestone Spray Contact Adhesive x 1
  •     Permaroof Bond and Seal Sealant x 1
  •     Lifetime Membrane Warranty

All of the above will be packaged into 1 neat box – Permaroof in a Box®

For a shed this size, we would expect that a roll of traditional roofing felt would cost anything between £40-60 which we admit is cheaper in the short term, however if you consider the 50 year life expectancy of the EPDM shed roof kit and the 4-5 times you will be replacing your felt it would no doubt pay for itself in no time!

Environmentally Friendly Product. The spray canister must be disposed of correctly and the box is made from recycled cardboard and can be recycled again. Minimal Waste

About DIY-FLAT-ROOF: Diy-flat-roof is a part of PermaGroup and Permaroof UK Ltd, the country’s leading provider of EPDM shed roofing systems and liquid flat roofing, installation training and award-winning customer service support.

3 Common DIY Flat Roof Mistakes

3 Common DIY Flat Roof Mistakes | Flat Roof NewsIf you have a flat roof at your property or on your garage, it can be tempting to carry out repairs or even replace the roof yourself.

It can certainly be a more cost-effective option, but you are open to one of the three most common DIY flat roof mistakes, which could end up costing you more!

Choosing the wrong DIY flat roof system

There are many different material types that can be used for flat roofing, from metal to asphalt shingle and various types of rubber membranes. However, not all of these are suitable for DIY installation by homeowners. By not applying the roof correctly, you risk having an incomplete seal, gaps, leaks or tears. These issues may not be immediately obvious and can appear months or years after installation (and usually during extreme weather).

EPDM rubber is a great option for DIY installation. It’s a membrane supplied in one piece so there’s no risk of cracks or tears in the main body. It’s also very easy to repair if you do find any problems, unlike slates or metal roofing.

Failing to correctly prepare the roof substrate

If you do not carry out the right preparation on the roof substrate, you may have problems with both the installation of the new material but also in the overall life expectancy. This can be costly in the long term and outweigh any benefits from going DIY. Common problems seen with poor preparation are bubbles and cracks in felt roofs, bubbles in EPDM membranes, and a failed or patchy adhesion of rubber roofing to the roof deck.

To combat these issues, firstly you need to understand what preparation is required. This will be dependent on the existing roofing material and what you are replacing it with, as well as the condition of the roof substrate.

If you are installing an EPDM rubber surface, make sure that the surface you are applying to is clean and there is no dirt, dust, grease, oil or rust. The surface must be swept clear to make sure nothing is left behind. If there is any bitumen from the previous roofing, this needs to be removed or covered over as this can impact on the performance of the EPDM. There should be no water on the substrate and the temperature must be above 5o when installation takes place. This ensures that moisture doesn’t get trapped underneath and cause ‘blisters’.

There are preparation guidelines available to download in our resource library.

Overbuying of materials

Not many homeowners are experienced at measuring up flat roofs, and it can be easy to buy more than you need ‘just to be sure’. This can lead to wastage and unnecessary costs. This can be one of the most common DIY flat roof mistakes made by homeowners every year.

Due to the nature of the manufacture of EPDM, an accurate-sized piece is easy to produce. This makes installation easier as you won’t have to worry about trimming or cutting. Our EPDM DIY flat roof kits can prove an invaluable way to buy rubber roofing, knowing you have the right amount of materials before you start. Head on over to the online store to find out more about standard EPDM flat roof kits, and let us help you avoid one of the easiest DIY flat roof mistakes to make.

Installing a flat roof yourself can be a good option, but it’s not without potential mistakes. Having a clear plan, including proper preparation, and choosing the right material and system are all key factors in the success or failure of your project.

EPDM Rubber Sales Go Through the Roof

Across the UK’s roofing industry, EPDM rubber is seeing sales go through the roof, so to speak, as the summer progresses. The largest increases are being seen in the DIY sector this year and it appears that more and more homeowners are taking flat roofing projects on themselves using the EPDM rubber system.

Why is EPDM rubber getting so popular in the DIY sector?

EPDM rubber is growing in popularity due to many factors according to industry professionals and the UK’s leading EPDM supplier, Permaroof UK Ltd. The Derby-based supplier specialises in flat roof solutions and training, and it does know a bit about the revolutionary synthetic roofing medium.

EPDM rubber is getting more popular, and the feedback we get demonstrates why,’ said Permaroof’s CEO, Adrian Buttress. ‘Homeowners and DIYers love it because it is straightforward to install, especially after doing one of our training courses, and it lasts for decades. No one wants to spend every summer or so reroofing the shed or a garden office, they want to know they have a reliable system that will keep going strong for years.

Most of our DIY customers buy our EPDM rubber roof kits, which get great feedback. There’s no guesswork involved with the materials quantities, and we stock so many standard sizes that they really can’t go wrong. We custom-cut EPDM and tailor kits too, but they’re most commonly ordered by our regular trade clients for larger installs and commercial projects.

Proven flat roof waterproofing system

EPDM rubber is available in two types – sheet rolls and liquid membrane. Both systems offer 100% waterproofing qualities if the project is prepared, installed and completed correctly. Permaroof UK runs Firestone-approved EPDM rubber training courses in both sheet membrane and liquid rubber application. The one-day courses offer comprehensive training in EPDM application, accreditation, and a chance for trade participants to join a UK-wide approved installer network.

EPDM is not a brand-new material for flat roofing. It has been used across the world for waterproofing projects in all types of environments. The suitability of EPDM is widespread, as it can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations and remain flexible and effective.

There are many benefits for homeowners using EPDM rubber for flat roof projects such as green roofing, shed roof replacement, garage roofing and garden offices. Most of these projects can now be approached with confidence by DIYers, and this has, according to Permaroof, contributed significantly for the growth in popularity in EPDM rubber.

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