British Standards for Roofing
24/08/2021
British Standards for Roofing
Roofing or re-roofing a building is a very big job and before you even begin, you’ll need to consider the regulations set by the industry and administered by local councils to ensure the project is legal and safe.
10 Things to Consider Before Investing in Cladding
24/08/2021
10 Things to Consider Before Investing in Cladding
Thinking about fitting facade cladding to your home? Perhaps you’ve seen a neighbour’s house and admired the attractive design or heard about cladding’s many advantages. Need some help making up your mind? Let us take you through what you need to consider before you decide.
Increasing your home's value with cladding
24/08/2021
Increasing your home's value with cladding
How can I use cladding to increase the value of my home? Property experts agree, there are several key improvements homeowners can make to add value to their property. But if you don’t have a cellar to turn into a home cinema, the space to massively extend your kitchen or add on a wrap-around conservatory, what are your options?
10 questions you need to ask before hiring a roofer
10/08/2021
10 questions you need to ask before hiring a roofer
The roof is one of the most important elements of your home and if it doesn’t work properly or do the job it should, everything else in your house may be compromised. So before carrying out any work on your roof, you need to find the best professional for the job. Knowing the right questions to ask will make the task a lot easier. Let our Cedral experts guide you through.
Is it time for a new roof?
10/08/2021
Is it time for a new roof?
You may fancy yourself as a keen DIYer, but installing a roof is a complex job that is best left to the professionals. Instead, put your know-how to work by learning how to recognise the warning signs that your roof needs replacing.
Fire classifications and Class 0 explained
22/07/2021
Fire classifications and Class 0 explained
At Cedral we know that your home is a haven, and we recognise that protection and safety is paramount for you and your family. We are aware how important it is to understand the characteristics and features of building materials for your projects. Cedral has a long-standing commitment to ensuring our fibre cement facades and roofs comprehensively meet the fire performance classification A2-s1,d0 to EN 13501-1:2018.
Cedral launch our own roofing accessory range!
26/05/2021
Cedral launch our own roofing accessory range!
Cedral is excited to announce the introduction of our own range of roofing accessories to complement our popular fibre cement slates. This new portfolio of products will include a range of fittings and accessories for pitched roof ventilation, verges, ridges and hips and general fixings.
Understanding condensation and ventilation in roof spaces
10/05/2021
Understanding condensation and ventilation in roof spaces
Condensation occurs when warm air from the main rooms in a house rises, often reaching the loft space and meeting the much colder part of the roof deck. If a surface is cooler than the dew point temperature – the point when air will be fully saturated with water vapour – condensation will occur as droplets. Condensation is caused by poor ventilation in the roof structure, as well as air leakage into the attic caused by poor insulation between the room ceilings and the floor of the attic. Over time condensation can cause issues within a loft space, whether that is causing damp and mould on exposed insulation or soaking the wood of the roof structure. In extreme cases this can leak through the ceilings to the rooms below.
Building roofs to BS5534 certification and best practice with counter battens
15/04/2021
Building roofs to BS5534 certification and best practice with counter battens
Roofers should always begin a project with up to date knowledge of the latest key industry standards. Cedral recommends contractors revisit the BS 5534 code of practice for installing slates and tiles to pitched roofs – especially in reference to the use of roof battens. A roof specified to this code of practice can be upheld by law, so it is important that the installers have gathered all necessary information or sought advice from the roof slate manufacturer.

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