Spanish slate vs Welsh slate: Which one should you choose?

Good roofing builds start with good roofing slates. And while man-made slate has come a long way in recent years, nothing says ...

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Benefits of fibre cement roof slates

Eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing, fibre cement roof tiles aren’t your typical tile. They come with many unique benefits a...

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Why should you choose Marley solar tiles?

The popularity of solar energy in the UK has skyrocketed over the last decade or so, thanks to improved efficiency and a massive 8...

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Why use Chinese slate?

You don’t need to be a professional tradesperson to know that Welsh slate is widely considered the best in the world – and wit...

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How to felt a shed roof

Is your garden shed looking a bit old, or tired and leaking? If that’s the case, you’re probably wondering: Can you put ...

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Pipe flashing buyer’s guide

Roofs are prone to leaking without the correct waterproofing materials to prevent the issue. When you have chimneys, vents, pipes ...

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Installing vapour control layers

For your insulation to keep your home warm and help reduce money on your energy bills, you need to make sure it – and your walls...

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How to fix ridge tiles

If your house has a pitched tile or slate roof, it most likely features ridge tiles at the very top. And while this is somethin...

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How to install pipe flashing

Pipe flashing is a vital part of well-functioning, waterproof roofing. What’s more: Pipe flashing on a roof is often a maj...

DIY Difficulty Level 2

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Pitched roofing buyer's guide

Pitched roofs come in many shapes, forms and colours. A tried and tested option, the pitched roof is so ubiquitous that we don’t...

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How long do roofs last?

When choosing a roof you of course want to know how long it lasts until repairs or a replacement is needed. As a matter of fact...

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Roof batten sizes

Roof batten sizes can be difficult to understand without knowing what each measurement can typically mean. Below you can find a li...

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Spanish slate sizes

Spanish slate tiles are known for being a leading slate tile type, with 80% of the world's slate actually being manufactured in Sp...

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FAKRO roof window sizes

A roof window can make all the difference when it comes to introducing natural light into your home. Make sure you have the ideal ...

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C16 vs C24 timber size guide

If you're looking for battens and timber for your next roofing project, you've likely come across the terms C16 and C24 timber. ...

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A buyer’s guide to breather membranes

Breather membranes (also known as breathable membranes) reduce the chance of damp and mould forming in a building. They are instal...

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What's the difference between a beam and a joist?

A beam is the main load-bearing structural element of a roof. It supports the weight of joists and other building elements. On ...

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Cedar Shingles Buyer's Guide

Cedar shingles are the perfect solution for those who want a sustainable, traditional look to their roofing; coupled with environm...

DIY Difficulty Level 5

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A guide to chimney cowls

Chimney cowls are designed to be fitted on top of chimneys in order to protect them from birds and vermin as well as stop smoke fr...

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Interlocking roof tiles buyer's guide

Interlocking roof tiles have become a popular style over the years. What makes them so special and what interlocking roof tiles sh...

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How to make shelving out of plywood

Have you been wanting to create some shelving for your home? Are you in need of a quick, easy, and stylish storage solution?  If ...

DIY Difficulty Level 2

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Roof repairs: common problems with easy fixes

Roof repair can seem like a daunting task but not every roofing problem is a costly, inconvenient fix. Most leaks, stains or myste...

DIY Difficulty Level 3

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Pantile tiles buyer’s guide

Pantile tiles originate from the Netherlands and have been a staple roof covering in the UK for over 500 years. They’re lightwei...

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Double Roman roof tiles buyer's guide

Double Roman roof tiles offer a classic choice of roof covering. Their traditional appearance wins them points for aesthetics, and...

DIY Difficulty Level 3

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Roof batten and board prices

Roof batten prices vary depending on what size batten you need and what type of batten you need. Opting for C24 battens is going t...

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