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SIGs of the best

It’s been a busy year for roofing specialist SIG. In case you missed them, here’s six of the best stories run in 2016.

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Timing is everything

Green roofs don’t like being kept waiting for installation


 

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Joined up thinking

Stephen Chapman, technical consultant of rolled architectural zinc specialist elZinc, explains how to achieve best practice standing seam roofing


 

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Lead by example

A glass and zinc facade inspired by lead flashing on existing buildings has given students at Northbrook College clean lines on a contemporary building


 

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Choosing a flat roof

Ross Finnie, sales director, SIG Design & Technology explains the rules of thumb for making the right choice


 

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Shingles’ might

Architects will never tire of the diverse textures, colours and forms made possible by the humble metal shingle


 

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It’s got to be green

With real copper unlikely to patinate, verdigris copper sheet forms the roof of The Grove hotel’s new event space, with single overlaps for delicacy of detailing


 

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Concrete and timber work together for strength, safety and sustainability

De Montfort University's Leicester School of Architecture programme combines best of practice experience with research-led education

Introducing De Montfort University's Master's level programme

Bruton country estate renovation includes installation of Schlüter bathroom waterproofing and heating solutions

Bathrooms at country estate installed with Schlüter waterproofing and heating solutions

No hammocks or unicorns included – but architect takes children’s models and ideas on board in a design for Thornhill Primary School library financed by personal and group fundraising

Children’s ideas and fundraising realise Thornhill Primary's library

The more Will Wiles thinks about ‘palace intrigue’, the more significant he finds the way architecture lends its language to suspicious manoeuvrings

Grand intrigues need grand designs