SIG Design and Technology: Roof Lines

A collection of all things roofing

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When it comes to roofing, the phrase ‘out of sight is out of mind’ might once have held true for architects- especially when it came to their great love affair with flat-roofed Modernism. That is no longer the case. In a post-modern world where architects are juggling with new notions of resurgent, reinterpreted vernacular or the inexorable rise of parametricism, the roof is being seen as the ‘fifth elevation’, with architects keen to draw it back into the realm of the visible and merge it with the facade. Cladding contractors are following suit, realising that if they stay in control the interface of roof and wall, they can be more confident of the warranties they provide.

Roofing products supplier SIG Design and Technology, whose work you’ll be seeing below, are as keen as anyone in the market to work with architects to help realise their design concepts whilst making sure that it meets strict performance and longevity demands. The firm have spent years developing a business that covers single ply and poured membranes, metal and metal-effect finishes and green roofs, making them well-positioned to offer architects a range of specification advice. At risk of sounding clichéd, here’s another oft-used turn of phrase; when it comes to roofing- SIG Design and Technology have got it covered…

Getting the right roof for the job is critical to a successful more

Austria's Alpine gem

A CorTen clad chapel strikes an unexpected note deep in the wild Tyrol, but its garnet-like shape gives clues to why it is more


Cool customer

A cold-applied waterproofing system steals the show at the Vue cinema in more


Keeping clear of growing pains

As green roofs move into the mainstream, Simon Blackham of SIG Design and Technology describes the secrets of a successful more


As above, so below

The versatility of zinc is clear at Imperial Tobacco’s Bristol HQ, where it moves from roof to facade to become a smart coat that will withstand all more


Going undercover

It’s not just the type of metal, but what goes underneath that matters. Simon Walker, SIG category manager for hard metals, on the dos and don’ts of specifying roofing and more


New take on the old

Pre-weathered zinc played its part in creating contemporary homes that pick up their surroundings’ traditional arts and crafts more


Copper here in spirit

Replacing stolen copper at a crematorium while respecting visitors’ sensitivities led Guildford council to look for a membrane more


Single-ply roofing

Seven top tips on successfully specifying a single-ply roof more


Part of the scenery

The subterranean construction of a Devon home used Rhepanol hg to protect the structure from the tonnes of earth above more

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