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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 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.
Fire Classifications Explained
16/04/2020
Fire Classifications Explained
With building material combustibility a key focal point during the specification stage, Cedral has a long-standing commitment to ensuring our fibre cement slate materials comprehensively meet the fire performance classification A2-s1,d0 to EN 13501-1:2018.
BES 6001 Explained
16/04/2020
BES 6001 Explained
BES 6001 is the ‘Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products’ by the BRE. And, so in demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to sustainable buildings, Cedral manufactured fibre cement slates achieve a ‘Very Good’ performance rating.
Your roof and facade renovations partner
17/02/2020
Your roof and facade renovations partner
Fibre cement slates offer tons of advantages, making them ideal for renovation projects. The fact that they are lightweight, come in several different colours and can be fitted with an extra layer of insulation are just a handful of their best attributes.
Insulate your facade exterior
17/02/2020
Insulate your facade exterior
There was no doubt in 2017 that sustainable building and renovation were on the rise. Building regulations related to insulation were becoming increasingly stricter and more demanding. What’s more, many builders and renovators began opting for energy-efficient solutions of their own accord, that seamlessly combined a respect for nature and a focus on energy consumption.
How can you recognise a good, reliable roofer?
17/02/2020
How can you recognise a good, reliable roofer?
Is your  roof undergoing renovations, or have you hit the roof phase of your new-build project? There’s no doubt about it – it’s a stressful affair! Selecting the material, colour and pattern aren’t the only issues you have to tackle. On top of that, you’ve also got to find a company you can entrust with such a huge investment.
Finishing profiles for facade slates
17/02/2020
Finishing profiles for facade slates
The facade is the showpiece of a home. An eye for detail is essential to achieving the look you have in mind. In that respect, how reliable or good-looking a product is isn’t the only thing that counts. A finish that’s perfect down to the smallest detail also has a powerful impact on the end result. Cedral’s goal is to help you make that happen. 
Using BIM for slates
17/02/2020
Using BIM for slates
In the construction world, BIM has become a trendy, frequently used term. BIM stands for ‘Building Information Modelling’, which creates a digital 3D-model and virtual rendering of a building. BIM models consist of objects linked to data on, among others, technical specifications.
4 good reasons to renovate your house with fibre cement slates
17/02/2020
4 good reasons to renovate your house with fibre cement slates
Renovation is clearly trending. More and more homeowners want to create a new look for their homes. And depending on the state of the building, some are left with no other choice than to renovate. Fibre cement slates are the perfect material for any reason. In addition to their durability, quick installation and light weight, they also offer countless other architectural design effects and options.

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