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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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