A round-up of news from roofing manufacturers


  • An environmental audit by the Plant Positive Foundation has found that manufacturer Hambleside Danelaw recorded a carbon footprint of 264 tCO2e in 2010, which it claims is 78% lower than the corresponding figure for 2005 and 70% lower than five years ago. Hambleside Danelaw manufactures glass reinforced polyester roofing products at its two factories in Daventry and Inverness.
  • Kingspan Insulation has produced a new Technical Bulletin that looks at how different flat roof constructions can be used to reduce rain-generated sound transmission. Download the Technical Bulletin at kingspaninsulation.co.uk.
  • Glidevale, a leading supplier of roof ventilation systems, has recently published a white paper addressing the risk of damaging condensation in the roofspace, caused by extreme cold. It examines the trend towards the use of internally installed roof underlay lap ventilators, and advises specifiers to check compliance with Building Regulations regarding roofspace ventilation requirements.
  • Rockpanel is launching two new guides. The Instruction Guide is a complete reference document on how to work with Rockpanel cladding materials, covering topics such as storage, handling, tools and installation guidelines. The Product Range Guide contains a list of the standard Rockpanel product range, including products used for facade cladding, roof detailing, soffits and fascias. For copies visit rockpanel.co.uk/contact.