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How to Maintain Roads and Repair Them?
How to Maintain Roads and Repair Them?

Road repair is a detailed process and there are a number of different solutions available depending on the surface defect. IKO Permatrack systems are used to treat cracking and crazing, whilst surfacing issues around ironwork… Read More

Road Defects: The Most Common Types

Road defects come in all shapes and sizes and will cause a range of issues for road users. They are mostly caused by water ingress, freeze/thaw and excessive usage from heavy traffic. Over time defects… Read More

What is torch on roofing, and why is it used?

Torch-on roofing is named due to using an open flame torch for the application of the reinforced bitumen membrane. Torch-on reinforced bitumen membranes are used predominantly for low slope and flat roofs. What are… Read More

What is an EPDM roof?

EPDM, or ethylene propylene diene monomer membrane, is one of the most popular single-ply membranes for residential and commercial low slope and flat roof systems. EPDM is essentially a synthetic rubber, making it an… Read More

Adhered Roofing Applications in Cold Weather

Use of adhesives in winter months The winter months pose various issues for roofing trades especially when installing adhered single ply membrane systems. Generally both PU adhesives and contact adhesives are not recommended to be… Read More

Why is choosing the right gutters so important?

Membrane lined gutters have now been used in the roofing and cladding industry for many years. These can be in the form of single skin, insulated and composite gutter systems. When designed and installed correctly,… Read More

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