• Posted by Tom Raftery PV Product Manager on 16 Mar 2016 at 12:55pm - tagged with 2016, biosolar

    Improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings is an ever-increasingly important challenge. By retrofitting photovoltaic (PV) panels onto a roof it can not only produce electricity for the building’s use, but it also brings all the benefits of low maintenance renewable energy generation to your project that can assist with meeting crucial sustainability targets. However, retrofitting a roof with renewables brings with it many additional considerations that are not necessarily relevant in new build applications...

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  • 02 Dec 2015 at 9:57am

    Introducing Biosolar

    Posted by Chris Roddick Green Roof Product Manager on 02 Dec 2015 at 9:57am - tagged with 2015, bauder, biosolar

    Bauder BioSOLARDeciding between installing a green roof and photovoltaics (PV) has been a question faced by many industry professionals over the years; however these two technologies are no longer mutually exclusive options with the introduction of biosolar roofs…

    A biosolar roof is the successful combination of biodiverse and extensive green roofs with photovoltaic systems, delivering a duality of technologies for environmental advantage and increased profitability for your client or building owner. 

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  • Posted by Chris Lee Single Ply Sales Manager on 09 Nov 2015 at 3:30am - tagged with 2015

    Below are five key advantages of using single ply waterproofing on a flat roof as opposed to more traditional methods.
    1) Single Ply is lightweight, typically 2-3kg/m2, leading to cost savings if considered at an early stage of building design.
    2) The traditional method of welding side laps with hot air removes the need to use naked flames, providing economic benefits.
    3) Various aesthetic options are available including colours, décor profiles and the malleability of the membrane to follow contemporary designs, offering architects more freedom... 

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  • Posted by Tom Raftery PV Product Manager on 29 Oct 2015 at 10:42am - tagged with pv, solar, design

    Working in the solar industry it is easy to think that our former leaders are somehow against us, however, over the past year the re-occurring message from government ministers has been that they want to ‘put rocket boosters under rooftop solar’ with a particular focus being on commercial and mid-scale rooftops. Whether this becomes a reality is yet to be seen, but the benefits of installing PV on our schools, offices, shopping centres, factories, police and fire stations, hospitals and other larger scale properties are easy to identify; these buildings generally have large energy usage, which is weighted towards daylight hours making solar PV a perfect fit.

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  • Posted by Ian Forsdyke Regional Manager London on 07 Jul 2015 at 7:50pm - tagged with 2015

    A visual assessment of the flat roof areas at HMP Pentonville in London produced inconclusive results as to the full extent of their condition. There was physical evidence of water ingress within the building structure but identifying the exact location and levels of moisture was not possible as water was tracking through the system. As a result, it was not clear what remedial action: repair, removal or overlay, and which waterproofing system was best suited to reinstate the roof’s integrity...

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  • Posted by Doug Ross Technical Director on 04 Jul 2015 at 5:03pm - tagged with 2015

    Surveying a flat roof to determine its condition is challenging when you cannot detect the extent of the issues it’s experiencing through a visual assessment. The non-destructive technical roof diagnostic methods of thermography and moisture mapping pinpoint the exact location and levels of moisture within a failing roof. The results give objective evidence so that a client or building owner can understand the degree of damage to their building’s roof and appreciate the specific combination of remedial action required for its repair, removal or overlay to reinstate waterproof integrity...

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