Roofing Guides

Slate or Tile Roof - Which is better?

Slate or Tile Roof - Which is better?

Many homeowners find themselves deliberating between two of the most popular types of roofing materials, namely slates or tiles. In this blog, we’ll look at the specifics as well as the pros and cons of each to help ensure that you select the right roof covering - whatever your building project.

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Replacing Broken Roof Tiles - The Do's and Don'ts

Replacing Broken Roof Tiles

If you spot a cracked or broken tile on your roof, it is essential to address the problem as soon as possible. Without doing so, you risk your roof leaking and the damage getting worse. Find out more about the do's and don'ts of replacing your broken roof tiles.

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A Guide to Smokeless Fuels

A Guide to Smokeless Fuels

If you use house coal, you could consider choosing an approved smokeless fuel with a low sulphur content instead of traditional house coal as an alternative. Read our definitive guide to smokeless coal here.

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What are Briquettes & Firelogs?

What are Briquettes & Firelogs?

Stay warm this winter with our evalution of Briquettes & Firelogs. We take a look a deeper look at Briquettes, Firelogs & Heat Logs and analyse their uses and benefits. Find out more here.

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Burning Issues - The Benefits of Seasoned Logs

The environmental and cost benefits of burning seasoned logs

One in ten householders in the South East burn logs and coal to help heat their homes. However, over recent years we have all become more aware of the issues of pollution and air quality, and the impacts that they have on the enviroment, and the young and elderly. Find out more about the benefits of seasoned logs here.

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Chimney Cowl Fitting

Chimney Cowl Fitting - How To Fit a Chimney Cowl

Fitting a chimney cowl can be a DIY job, providing you take care to understand what needs to be done before going ahead. If you’ve decided you could benefit from fitting a chimney cowl in your home, read on to find out how you go about installing one correctly.

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How To Choose The Right Roofing For Your Home

How To Choose The Right Roofing For Your Home

When it comes to buying a new roof for your home there are many decisions to make, from the materials you choose to whether you need to employ roofing contractors to carry out the project for you. Find out what you should consider in order to choose the right roof for your home.

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How often should a roof be replaced?

How often should a roof be replaced?

In this roofing guide we answer one question we get asked alot - How often should a roof be replaced? Roof replacement varies according to a number of factors such as the age and condition of roofing materials used on the roof, the exposure of the roof to the weather and the construction of the roof. Find out more here.

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How To Fit A Chimney Pot

How To Fit A Chimney Pot

In this roofing guide we offer advice on how to a fit a chimney pot on your roof. Chimney pots are made from clay, and are then fired in a kiln to make them resistant to the heat from the smoke and fumes that will travel through them when in use. Replacing a chimney pot requires a tall ladder, and a head for heights - if you are in any doubt at all, the you would be wise to pay a roofing contractor to carry out the work for you. Find out more here.

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