Look at the roof to achieve cost effective decent homes compliance

Latest statistics reveal that at least 20% of homes (4.5 million) are still below Decent Homes standards.

In the drive to improve the insulation and energy efficiency, contractors working on behalf of social housing providers have to balance Building Regulations compliance with budgetary constraints.

Roof ventilation solutions from Hambleside Danelaw are proven in practice to provide a cost-effective solution towards achieving appropriate upgrading of homes, delivering compliance with Approved Document C2 and British Standards such as BS 5534:2014+A1:2015 Slating and tiling for pitched roofs and vertical cladding – Code of Practice.

Equally suitable for new build, the range can be installed quickly and efficiently across the roof- be it underneath the roof covering via a vapour permeable low resistance underlay, or as an integral part of the roof covering at eaves, ridge, valleys and inbetween. The products can be used in refurbishment and upgrade projects, minimising disruption for the occupants.

Hambleside Danelaw has purpose-designed its products to be as simple as possible to fix, whether mortared or dry fix.

Graham Roofing is just one contractor for whom Hambleside Danelaw has become a preferred choice, after first using for a Dundee Council housing refurbishment project. That first contract featured the use of 400 HD TV15/1 tile vents. Project manager Alistair Tirns observed, “We are very pleased with the ease of use of the product.”

Norfolk-based Breckland Roofing reinforced the ease of use, following inclusion of Danelaw Dry Fix Valley Troughs, Universal Dry Fix Ridge and Hip System and Interlocking Dry Verge on a new build housing association project. Site Contracts Manager David said, “We can give Danelaw products to the roof tilers and know they will fit without problems.”

Hambleside Danelaw is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of roofing ventilation solutions. Its in-house R&D and manufacturing capability gives the flexibility and speed to react to the continual design, technical, Regulatory and environmental changes within the building industry. Thus it continually brings to market products that are fully compliant, efficient to install, and meet performance criteria and expectations.

To further help social housing providers specify appropriately, Hambleside Danelaw has a range of downloads on its website www.hambleside-danelaw.co.uk, and RIBA-approved CPDs, the majority of which contribute towards core curriculum.