Blustering winds and icy gales are starting to hammer parts of the UK; winter is well and truly under way. There’s no foreseeing the unpredictable nature of the British climate, so even if your home has not experienced anything too torrential so far, there’s no telling that this will still be the case in the coming weeks.
The roof is a dangerous place to work from, owing to several risk factors including height, slope, slippery surface, electrical contacts and weather elements. A surprisingly large number of falling cases occur on low single-storey rooftops between 3m and 5m high. However, the causes of falling are easy to determine and avoid. Here are six tips to minimise dangers while working on the roof:
As the nights draw in and summer comes to a close, we find ourselves wrapping up warmer. Turning on the heating for the first time can bring welcome cosiness, as well as the dread of rising utility costs. But often little thought is given to the condition of the buildings we work in.
Traditionally, corrugated roofing sheets have been used mainly for agricultural, commercial or industrial properties. This kind of roofing sheet has been in use since the early 19th century, but the materials used to produced it have come along way since those times. Technological advances have allowed for corrugated metals to be galvanised, making them rust resistant. As a result of these advances, corrugated metal has gained popularity as a roofing material for residential projects in recent years. Continue reading