Hambleside Danelaw

Update your roofing design knowledge with Hambleside Danelaw’s free online seminars

  • 5 Nov 2020

2020 has seen the construction industry face unprecedented challenges. One of the many problems has been updating your knowledge and skills through the normal channels. CPD seminars and presentations both inhouse and offsite were an everyday part of working life until the pandemic struck, but the way we now work has changed dramatically. Hambleside Danelaw realise how important it is to continue to keep your skills up to date, so it is running a series of Free Seminars that you can easily access online.

The first seminar, Understanding the Function & Selection Criteria for Rooftile Underlays, took place yesterday (4 November, was presented by Alan Collier.

To register for the remaining  presentations, just click on the relevant link/s below.

GRP Roofing Systems and How They Differ

Friday 6 November 2020 13:00 – 14:00

Presenter: Andy Fell

Register here

Who the presentation is aimed at

The content will be of particular relevance to architects and specifiers who are interested in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of modern GRP flat roofing systems for residential, commercial, public sector and heritage applications.

What the presentation will cover

• The development, composition and common uses of GRP in the roofing industry

• A comparison between ‘wet lay’ GRP roof coverings and component-based factory manufactured systems

• Uses of GRP roofing in lieu of metal and other sheet products

• Innovative specifications and applications

• Environmental matters and health and safety issues

• A review of the robust specification, and design practices using GRP roof coverings

Roof Flashings and Valley Troughs

Thursday 12 November 2020 13:00 – 14:00 

Presenter: Paul Turner

Register here

Who the presentation is aimed at

Architects, Specifiers and House Builders interested in modern, quickly installed weatherproofing components which have no residual scrap value.

The presentation will cover

The use of replacement pre-formed GRP flashings components at the valleys, abutments and verges of slated and tiles pitched roofs explored.

• Environmentally friendly alternatives to lead.

• The performance characteristics of GRP and the development of machine-made, pre-formed modern applications for the material.

• A comparison of conventional materials and methods for detailing.

• Examples of good and bad solutions to detail requirements.

• An overview of mortar-free ‘Dry-Fix’ applications, their benefits to reduce labour time and costs.

The aim of the presentation

• To focus on peripheral detailing in pitched roofing applications.

• Identify the environmental, health and theft implications associated with some conventional materials.

• To identify applications appropriate to contemporary lead-free roof construction.

• To demonstrate the use of GRP in a number of different scenarios.

• To compliment and develop an appreciation of flashing detailing.

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