Specifiers hunting for roofing solutions that offer decorative window effects, energy-efficient solar power, tiles with lower pitches,or delightfully different colours to natural slates, need look no further
Lightweight PV panels
Nu-lok Roofing Systems has launched a solar roofing system which combines a lightweight, galvanized steel, grid-fixing system with solar photovoltaic panels. The system locks the panels into the existing battens to provide a safe power source, that integrates into an existing roof. The company says the system cuts energy bills and reduces carbon emissions.
Nu-lok Roofing Systems
Tiles with a lower pitch
Marley Eternit has developed a lower pitch for its Malvern Interlocking Tile range for applications where the roof pitch has to be as low as possible. It says the tiles can achieve a 12.5° pitch by using an increased headlap of 100 mm, which ensures they perform effectively in windy and wet conditions.
Lafarge Roofing has added two colours to its Redland range of natural slates. Del Carmen is a hand-split option from Spain that is characterised by its blue-and-black colouring and a longitudinal grain. Riverstone is mined in Argentina and is a dressed-edge, grey-and- green slate. Lafarge says both are available with matching ridge, valley, verge, ventilation accessories and fixings.
The Rooflight Company has launched a light and ventilation system that it says offers an attractive solution to rooflighting. The key feature of Neo is that its edge-to-edge glazing lies flush with the roofline to offer a minimalist appearance.
The Rooflight Company
Ubbink has unveiled a system which secures tiles to the verge of the roof to keep the exposed edge dry and prevent wind uplift. The manufacturer says Dry Verge is easy to install, suitable for batten gauges from 265 to 345mm and is available in three toning colours and white. Dry Verge comes in lengths of 2.4m and in two versions: one for thin and fibre cement slates, and the other for thicker, double-lap natural slate and composite slate.
New colours of slate
Pomery Natural Stone has added traditional blue-grey and mottled brown to its range of colours. The colours can be used for roofing and cladding.
Pomery Natural Stone
Airport panels finished
Aluminium roof welding specialist MR Sites Services has completed work on the panels for the curved-wave roof of the new Cork International airport terminal. Building envelope contractor Prince Cladding BV specified the company’s welding because it says it offered a flexible and cost-effective solution. MR Sites Services also supplied the aluminium walkway, which will provide access to the roof and rooflights for future maintenance.
MR Site Services