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Roofing Regulations: New Roofing Rules

7th November 2017 by in category blog tagged as , , , , , with 0 and 4
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In 2015 new roofing regulations were put into place. It was a massive change for people as it brought changes to a process which had lasted for over 50 years. The new rules apply to building rules, and they have helped raise the standards or the end product and also social housing progress in general.

BS 5534 which is a code that nervous the materials, installation, design, the application, the tiles and so much more. It includes matriculating and tiling for a pitched roof. It monitors and recommends the procedure of construction of the roofs. People suing the BS 5534 are requested to use follow the recommendations on the code by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. It includes fittings of the roof, the products used and also the accessories. Some of the recommendations involve weather tightness, the stability of the roof structure, wind loads, durability, the drainage, sound, how sustainable it is, fire performance and also the different aesthetics.

There are some significant new roofing rules to consider when choosing to hire some roofing services nowadays. Firstly, during the actual roof construction, there are fixing specifications which bring in some emphasis on calculating the wind speed. Another one is the timber roofing battens rules. This rule clears up any misconceptions about the qualities of wood and the sizing of the battens. The responsibility of grading battens was on the installer, but now it is on the manufacturer. The manufacturer has to supply the pre-graded battens, and there must be some documents to back it up. It should include the type of preservative, Origin, Size, the name of the supplier who graded the battens, and also the grade by BS 5534.

Two types of roof construction can be done. A pitched roof and flat roof. A pitched roof involves the use of tiles or even slates and a void is created inside. A flat roof, on the other hand, involves using felting. It allows water drain off the roof as it has a slight fall. To ensure that all the roofing regulations and rules are met complete details on the roofing process are necessary. From their performances, the materials and their dimensions as well. The rules may differ from place to place, but some rules are general. It is also important to contact the local authorities to ask some questions that you have when looking for roofing services and are not be sure about. Adhering to the rules of roofing can be very beneficial for people especially when building new roofs. It can save you a lot of money and time.

For expert, professional roofing services from Cumbria Roofing, please call 01946 823300 or alternatively, email for more information.

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