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By Architecture, Design & Innovation | Showcasing innovative roofing projects and exploring the latest roofing products, new technologies and design innovations.

Key considerations for green roof specification

<i>Stuart Hicks from cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, discusses the rise of green roof applications and specification best</i> …

Construction

Pool House with a Curved Living Roof Makes a Bold Green Statement

One architectural feature that we believe should definitely catch on quickly with homeowners across the globe is the gorgeous green roof! Living …

Houses

4 Easy Steps to Creating Your Own DIY Green Roof

If you've been dreaming of topping your home off with a living roof but want to get the job done on your own, we have you covered.<p><b>2) Extensive green roof</b><p>With an extensive green roof, vegetation is thinner (1.6 to five inches thick) and lighter—with appropriate plants that will make them …

Green Roofs

A Lush Green Roof Covers This Home In Missouri

Architecture firm el dorado Inc., have designed a modern house that’s built into a sloped, urban site in the Westside neighborhood of Kansas City, …

Kemper System facilitates award winning roof refurbishment at Gatwick Airport

When the existing flat roof above the International Departure Lounge at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal was failing, Kemper System’s liquid applied …

Roofing

Kemper System Shortlisted For Two LRWA Liquid Roofing Awards

Kemper System has been named a finalist in two categories for the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards.<p>Carefully selected by a …

Do you need a roof walkway?

<i>By Jason Godfrey, Safesite General Manager</i><p>Ensuring the safety of workers at height should be the priority for anyone with site management …

Kemper System provides a membrane fit for a Mayor

Kemper System’s Kemperol V210 cold liquid applied waterproofing membrane has been used to overlay part of the roof at the Grade I listed Mansion …

Do you need a roof walkway?

<i>By Jason Godfrey, Safesite General Manager</i><p>Ensuring the safety of workers at height should be the priority for anyone with site management …

Kemper System Shortlisted For Two LRWA Liquid Roofing Awards

Kemper System has been named a finalist in two categories for the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards.<p>Carefully selected by a …

Easi-Dec Roofline – The alternative to scaffolding

Easi-Dec, the working at height safety specialist, has supplied Everest with 72 Roofline systems to provide installation teams with a safe, efficient …

Kemper System helps protect concrete heritage

Cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, has helped to preserve a grade II listed building thanks to its Stratex warm roof and …

A Question of Choice: Which Liquid Waterproofing to Use? (as featured in RCI Magazine)

We know that liquid roofing and waterproofing systems offer a highly durable solution for both new build applications and the refurbishment of …

Green Roof Systems

Green roofs are becoming more popular and can reduce the Urban Heat Island effect, contribute to Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems and increase …

Liquid Waterproofing: Key differences between wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry applications

<b>Stuart Hicks from cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, looks at the key differences and benefits of installing a wet-on-wet</b> …

Home Improvement

Iconic London Church Sings The Praises Of Kemper System

A popular East London church has regained its post-war glory thanks to the solvent-free and odourless liquid waterproofing solution from KEMPER …

Waterproofing

Dutch engineer aims high with latest green roof design

Standing between raised beds of plants on top of a former naval hospital, Joris Voeten can look across to the garden, cafe and terrace that decorate …

Ecology

Rooftop Demarcation for Waitrose

Installations / Rooftop Demarcation for Waitrose<p><b>Rooftop Demarcation for Safe Maintenance</b><p>We have installed our <b>rooftop demarcation system</b> at <i>Waitrose's</i> …

Vanke Tsing Tao Pearl Hill visitor center blends into the landscape with a rolling green roof

Prolific architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson crafted the Vanke Tsing Tao Pearl Hill Visitor Center in Qingdao, China with a gorgeous rolling …

Green Roofs

Vector Architects adds barrel-vaulted roof to refurbished house in Chinese port

Vector Architects has renovated a house perched on a rocky peninsula in China's Fujian Province, adding a vaulted concrete roof that encloses a new …

Incorporated

How to Design a Flat Roof That Won’t Leak

<i>Looking for the ideal roofing materials for your next project? Find them on Architizer's new community marketplace for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify.</i><p>The archetypal flat roof, even today, is largely associated with the mid-century modern aesthetic. From the outset, a building …

Home Improvement

Everything Architects Need to Know About Roof Tiles and Shingles

From how to specify asphalt shingles to how to create an experimental snake skin effect with zinc or ceramic tiles, we’ve spent this week investigating how architects can build better and innovate with some of the world’s most ubiquitous roofing materials. Here’s your definitive guide to <b>roof tiles</b> …

Clean Energy

6 inspiring ideas to add some greens to your rooftop

Imagine yourself lazing with a hot cuppa as you have a cozy heart-to-heart with your loved ones, lounging in cushy furniture on your rooftop terrace, …

Fall protection solution for Britvic's warehouse roofs

Installations / Safesite installs roof safety solutions for Britvic<p><b>Safe Access to Roofs</b><p>Safesite recently installed <b>KeeWalk®</b>, <b>KeeGuard®Topfix</b> and …

EJOT Opticore Delivers Black and White Benefits for Membrane-faced Composite Panels

<b>In response to building application trends, EJOT UK has technically updated its Opticore fastening system. Opticore, the unique integral nylon</b> …

Now Available

We are pleased to announce that we have released an updated version of our fully comprehensive Technical Brochure.<p>Consisting of 96 pages, the …

Water-tight roof: How to check yours is safe and secure

Roofs, all the way up there, are often forgotten - only when they leak do we remember that they need care and attention like everything else.<p>Here are …

The KP Golf Club, high quality contemporary lodges with CUPA PIZARRAS slate roofs

The <b>KP Golf Club</b> has counted on the quality and natural properties of <b>CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate</b> to roof 14 high quality contemporary holiday lodges …

Innovative rainwater management: weather app controls drainage from green roof

Photo 1: The new retention box WRB-F - the centrepiece of the flow control retention roof system solution. Water retention plus greening<p>Photo 2: …