A wide selection of fittings and accessories sits alongside Cedral’s Rivendale, Birkdale, Thrutone Smooth and Thrutone Textured fibre cement slates. The range includes ridges and hips – including a new dry ridge ventilation system – verge trims, roof ventilation and general fixings, all supported by technical product information, including wallcharts, product literature and fixings information.
As well as its already established roof window product line, Keylite also supplies lanterns, flat glass rooflights and solar enabled roof windows. For a flood of atrium-style daylighting, for instance, the manufacturer’s Roof Lantern comes with a ten year guarantee, solar heat reflection and a 1.2W/m².K U-value – available in a range of sizes, pitches, colours and combinations.
WARM TILED ROOF SOLUTION
All year-round comfort and useability for conservatories, can be achieved with the Equinox warm tiled roof solution, according to its makers. There are a number of new upgrades, including a soffit ring beam for traditional overhang appearance, an external downlighter, and the option to pair the installation with the same manufacturer’s Envirotile.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) have now been achieved for the most popular modular rooflight products from Brett Martin Daylight Systems (BMDS). In common with the rest of the products in the portfolio, its Glass Link, Flat Glass and Mardome Trade rooflights are backed by comprehensive technical support, as well as special services such as site surveys.
ORIENTED STRAND BOARD (OSB)
A quick, easy to install, reliable and versatile roofing system – that’s the promise from West Fraser for its SterlingOSB Zero OSB3. Ideal for structural use in load bearing dry or humid conditions – and stronger than most softwood ply – the material offers durability whilst the boards are uniform in quality with no knots, voids or delamination issues. There’s also a range of panel sizes and thicknesses available.
Controlling an indoor environment is made easy with Velux App Control, the newest member of its mains or solar powered Integra product offering. Homeowners can easily manage the comfort and security of their homes from anywhere, at any time, using their phone or voice control to operate roof windows, blinds and shutters.
PITCHED ROOF INSTALLATIONS
Eurothane GP from Recticel is a lightweight, high-performance PIR insulation board which fits easily between roof rafters to create a flat foundation for a smart plaster board finish. In order to create a room in a roof, a combination of Eurothane GP boarding and Eurothane PL is required. A composite board comprising PIR and pre-bonded plasterboard, the latter reduces instances of thermal bridging.
Already certified for use in steel frames and behind masonry, Knauf Insulation’s Rocksilk RainScreen Slab has earned the industry’s first BBA certification for double layering and for use below the damp proof course (DPC). The Rock Mineral Wool slab has a Euroclass A1 reaction to fire classification and is available in the widest range of thicknesses up to 250mm, with a thermal conductivity of 0.034W/mK.
New features in the James Jones & Sons Timber Systems Division’s JJI Design Software include a number of design efficiencies in addition to a 3D model export. The company has a dedicated technical support team and will be conducting training sessions with key users of the software over the coming months.
CORK RAISED FLOOR
From acoustic to thermal comfort, Nesite‘s Cork Raised Floor is described as a 100 per cent sustainable solution, and available in a wide range of finishes, including customisable, natural and more contemporary offerings. Cork is available in several sizes and with a thickness of 4 or 5mm that. Thanks to the honeycomb structure, it is able to absorb sound waves, exhibits considerable insulation properties, does not attract dust and is waterproof.