Roofing News 2017

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What is EPDM Rubber Roofing and How it is Changing Flat Roofing

The introduction of EPDM rubber roofing has undoubtedly changed the way that flat roofing is approached for both trading roofers and the DIY community, but how? In this article, we will explore what EPDM rubber roofing is, and how and why it has revolutionised the flat roof industry forever.


NHBC Proposals Accepted by the CMA on Structural Warranties

Back in March last year, The National House Building Council (NHBC) began its new proposals on structural warranties to replace previous undertakings given in 1995, to update the current insurance regulations that protect against defects in new properties.


UK 2017 Budget Delivers a ‘Budget for Builders’ Says FMB

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has commented today on the UK Budget 2017, delivered by Philip Hammond, saying that it is a ‘budget for builders’. Following plans to set a target of building 300,000 new homes every year by the mid-2020s, industry experts doubtfully acknowledged the government’s pledge, due to underfunding, lack of support for the industry, and most critically, the skills shortage faced throughout the country.


UK Housebuilding Output Falls Again in Q3

In a report published by the ONS this week, figures have again demonstrated a decline in construction housebuilding output in the third quarter of 2017. The figures also demonstrate a further-than-expected slide in output, as in August, the estimated fall would be 0.7%, when it actually was closer to 0.9%.


Rubber Flat Roof Installation Guides in PDF

Did you know that we have a library full of rubber flat roof installation guides for you to access for free? We have years of industry experience with the installation of rubber flat roof systems, and have put together an extensive range of PDFs detailing many aspects of installation. You can download these and store them on any device to make a handy reference library in case you get stuck with the application of your EPDM rubber flat roof system.


Before and After EPDM Rubber Roof Installation

EPDM rubber roof installation can make an enormous difference to your flat roof projects, and not just for waterproofing! EPDM rubber roofing membrane is durable, flexible and gives exceptional performance for flat roofing, particularly when compared to outdated felt and bitumen applications.


New Construction Orders Lowest Since 2014

It has recently been announced by ONS, that new construction orders for the industry are at their lowest since the first quarter of 2014, despite other industry housebuilders announcing record profits.


Become an Approved Flat Roof Installer

Have you thought about becoming an approved flat roof installer? Permaroof UK Ltd can support your new path with our Firestone-approved EPDM training courses. Permaroof UK is the largest importer and stockist of the revolutionary EPDM rubber roof system from Firestone, and has a range of installer courses to suit you. Our position in the industry means that we can offer some fantastic opportunities to our participants.


New Kitemark Launched for Building Information Modelling

It has been announced this week that a brand new Kitemark has been launched by the BSI specifically for the Building Information Modelling (BIM) sector. The new Kitemark will demonstrate that manufacturing processes has BIM embedded.


2017 Build Show Focus on Fire Safety

This years’ Build Show, to be hosted at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) for the third consecutive year, will have a strong focus on fire safety, considering the recent tragic events in London.


What is EPDM? Part Three – Firestone Rubber Roof Membrane Benefits for Trade and DIY

The final part of our three-part series on Firestone rubber roof membrane, steps into the area of the benefits that EPDM offers. We will examine how EPDM compares to traditional flat roof coverings, such as felt, and how its composition gives it unique and unmatched longevity, in addition to the far-reaching environmental benefits.


What is EPDM? Part Two – High Performance Rubber for Roofs

Part two in our three-part blog series about EPDM rubber roofing membrane looks at the performance of this revolutionary flat roof material, gauged over the past four decades.
In part one we examined the make-up of Firestone EPDM Rubbercover; its active ingredients, and how it compares to traditional roofing materials. Catch up with part one here if you missed it.


What is EPDM? Part One – Single-ply Membrane for DIY Flat Roofing

As the flat roofing industry searches for a sustainable alternative to traditional roofing materials, such as a felt roof, Permaroof UK takes a closer look at Firestone’s EPDM single-ply membrane, part of the fastest-growing sector of the industry.