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Luton & Dunstable University Hospital Twin Theatres

June 30th, 2020 No comments

Following a competitive tender, MTX were awarded a multi-million pound scheme to deliver a twin operating theatre and eye clinic to Luton & Dunstable University Hospital.

The Requirements

The Trust had a requirement for additional theatre capacity in order to cater for a larger patient intake. The project formed part of the Trust’s broader construction plans for further development at the hospital.

The Solution

The project was completed over various phases, including demolition and enabling package, temporary eye day surgical unit (EDSU) and the construction of the new twin ultra clean canopy theatre complex.

For the operating theatres MTX worked alongside architectural partners IBI Group and M&E Consulting Engineers DSSR, to design and construct a bespoke facility that provided 2 additional storeys of accommodation, directly adjacent to the existing hospital street. A new connection was also constructed to link the new to existing. This also ensured that the new theatre facility operates in full co-ordination with the adjacent building.

The ground floor of the new facility comprises the twin theatres, scrub, anaesthetic, 24 bed recovery, consulting rooms, changing area and central reception with waiting area. The M&E services included, to name a few, 3no AHU’s providing ventilation to the separate departments, ceiling mounted radiant panels, medical gases, smoke fire dampers, LED lighting, nurse call system and video intercom. The first floor houses the dedicated plant room.

The state-of-the-art bespoke theatre facility features an appealing curtain glazed entrance with timber cladding and has provided the Trust with 1450m² of new accommodation.

Main Considerations

Working in a live hospital environment alongside 3rd party contractors meant that key co-ordination and communication was essential, in order to carry out various works such as logistics, Health & Safety and infrastructure works.

Furthermore, works involved connecting the new theatres into the existing live department via linkway breakthroughs.

Forward planning and consideration were vital between MTX, the Trust and the 3rd party contractors to ensure disruption to the ongoing hospital activities was kept to a minimum.

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Advice from Local Roofers About Choosing the Right Material

June 29th, 2020 No comments

There are various reasons why you need to get your roof replaced, some may want to do a refurbishment of the house because they want an upgrade, while others want to sell their house and need to get everything in tip-top shape before letting the buyers in. whatever the reason for getting your roof updated, it is worth every penny to do so.

Not checking or replacing your roof at the first sign of damage will cost you a whole lot more when the whole thing collapses or caves in. Things such as water leaks, or missing shingles can cause major damage to the internal area and start leaking through it into your lounge or inside the home or in the bedrooms where you sleep. Read all about the consequences here.

Soon, due to the weight and the weakening of the material, the roof will get worse and start to mold or crack and this can end up with a huge hole that will then need to be fixed by a professional and can take up to a few days to complete.

In any case, when you are up to refurbishing your home and want to keep the authenticity of your house by choosing the type of roof that complements the architectural style of the exterior place or your neighborhood in Maryland, there are a few common materials that are typically used.

Let’s take a look at your options.

Flat Roofs or Green Spaces. If you’re going for the modern-day look of having a green space on your rooftop. You can’t go wrong with a flat option. Nowadays, we all should do our part in trying to contribute to the environment in some way or the other.

Some people choose to recycle, while others choose green spaces. For houses that have the capability for one, every chance should be seized in upgrading the top. There are so many benefits of having a grass top that far outweigh the expenses of one, not to mention it is a lot cheaper to grow greenery on your roof than to have to replace any tiles.

These types of roofs have both social, economic and environmental benefits such as cooling down the building or property, during summer seasons, also known as reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI), plus it can help to manage rainwater during wet seasons, CO2 emissions are also reduced and lots more advantages, not to mention it look aesthetically pleasing as well

Options for a flat structure typically include, either a gravel option or a modified bitumen roofing and sometimes even the single-ply systems such as the energy-efficient EPDM and TRO varieties, all of which reflect sunlight and reduce heat absorption, keeping your home nice and cool in summer and warm during winter.

Asphalt Material. The majority of houses you see in the Maryland area have been adorned using asphalt. The reason for this is because not only are they affordable, but they are also good for houses with a slope on their top and a revival or colonial layout.

The more traditional houses that one can see in the urban areas, such as Victorian or gothic architecture usually use wood shakes or timberline on them.

Tile Roofing. These come in a different color, but the most common ones are the red hues. The style originated from the Spanish or Mediterranean architecture and has remained till date, spreading far and wide to any beach town in any country or state.

The warm colors of these tiles can complement any house color too. Normally they would be used on white exteriors but can work just as well on pastels and earthy tones as well. Ranch-style homes, that have slightly sloped-roofs can easily make this transition quickly and easily by hiring out local roofers in the Maryland area to upgrade it for you within no time. 

The tiles can be made from either concrete or clay and are durable and strong enough to last as long as two decades, plus some people prefer different colors too.

The Metal Kind. Last but not least is the metal version of coverings on your dwelling space. If you’re looking for something more affordable, simple, and unique, this would be the go-to.

They are available in a variety of styles too, so you won’t be left without a choice. The stone-coated metal shingles are usually the most recommended amongst a lot of users, but the preference will be yours at the end of the day. It is a very versatile option for most houses.

It is always best to look at your surroundings when choosing the right one, both including your landscape and your neighbour’s houses too.


BIMcollab Introduces Integration with Trimble Connect

June 29th, 2020 No comments

EINDHOVEN 29-06-2020 – As BIMcollab continues to expand their ecosystem through integrations with the industry’s most popular BIM tools, recent development efforts have been focused primarily on partnering with CDE platforms. The latest edition is the integration between BIMcollab and Trimble Connect.

Erik Pijnenburg, CEO – BIMcollab: “Our goal is to integrate BIMcollab with as many BIM tools as possible, whether they are model-authoring, model-checking or model-sharing solutions. We are convinced that with the Trimble Connect – BIMcollab integration we are offering our mutual users the best integrated solution available to share and improve models.”

Collaboration made easy

The Trimble Connect – BIMcollab integration provides a cloud-based, single source of truth solution for models, project documents ánd issues. It simplifies collaboration and coordination across each phase of the project lifecycle. From the office to the field, Trimble Connect’s powerful combination of client applications and workflow extensions allows quick, convenient access to the information you need, when you need it.

BIMcollab users, including those who do not have access to BIM modeling tools, will be able to view, edit and comment on issues in the context of the 3D models in the cloud. All of this can be done using the familiar Trimble Connect webviewer, making it easy to use with practically no learning curve. And finally, since the integration makes use of models stored online in Trimble Connect, there is no extra file management needed and users can be certain to use the latest model-versions.

Marcel Broekmaat, Product Director – Trimble Connect: “We are excited to be able to provide Connect’s Common Data Environment and BIM Viewer capabilities to BIMcollab users. BIMcollab and Trimble Connect share a common goal: to offer an open and performant environment for project collaboration with data made available in the context of the 3D design.”

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About Trimble Connect

Trimble Connect is an open, cloud-based collaboration tool that provides the right people with the right data at the right time. Trimble Connect is a brand owned by Trimble, Inc. Trimble provides the widest breadth of technology solutions for each phase of the building lifecycle. With the industry’s only constructible process and a full range of tools and content to streamline team collaboration, Trimble solutions make data from complex projects more meaningful and actionable to improve productivity and achieve operational excellence.

About BIMcollab

BIMcollab is an issue management system for BIM in the cloud and bridges the gap between BIM applications based on OpenBIM, by offering a broad set of add-ons for all popular BIM tools. It reduces time spend on communication about issues and it’s helping to improve model quality: less construction errors, lower costs. BIMcollab is a brand owned by KUBUS, a software company offering BIM solutions for Design & Build which is also exclusive distributor for GRAPHISOFT and Gold partner of Solibri, Inc. in the Benelux. KUBUS operates from offices in Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Hasselt and Belgrade. BIMcollab ZOOM has over 13.000 daily users and BIMcollab Cloud is used by over 70.000 building professionals for better models, better buildings.


Hygienic materials guide published to support specifiers

June 26th, 2020 No comments

A series of guides for specifiers have been launched to explain the hygienic properties of materials that can be used for surfaces and protective screens.

Bringing together a suite of options, they are organised into categories based on their performance and potential uses. They were developed by materials supplier James Latham and cover five sectors: retail, education, leisure and hospitality, offices and healthcare.

Steve Johnson of the Advanced Technical Panels division specialises in health-related products at Lathams.

He said: “There are many products available and it is not always clear what the differences are between them. For example, there is a lot of confusion between anti-microbial and anti-bacterial products. The difference is that anti-bacterial materials prevent bacteria from growing on their surface, while anti-microbial products halt the growth of bacteria and a broader range of viruses, organisms, protozoa, and fungi such as mould or mildew. This makes them significantly better for high-use surfaces.”

Top of the list for performance is advanced thermoplastic KYDEX. Mouldable to any shape, it is highly robust and has inherent hygienic qualities. It is often used for items such as worktops, counters and desks, wall panels, doors and furniture.

Steve added: “KYDEX is perfect for any environment that is subject to high traffic and needs to be kept clean. It can withstand tough cleaning products, without any staining, fading or surface damage, and contains Microban for anti-microbial protection.

“As a homogeneous product, any damage to the top layer doesn’t affect its anti-microbial properties or visual impact. Also, because it can be colour-matched, it is great for branded environments.”

Unlike KYDEX, which is more suited to an off-site manufacturing process, other products within the guide can be easily added to existing surfaces and therefore offer a much quicker turnaround. These include laminates, with Abet Lamishield the highest performer.

Abet Lamishield is an anti-microbial laminate that incorporates silver-ions within the decorative layer. Utilising BioCote technology, it inhibits surface growth by 99.9%. It is one of the only certified anti-microbial laminates and when combined with good cleaning practices it is highly effective.

Where barriers or protection are needed, the Lathams guide recommends AcryBright, a lightweight clear acrylic sheet ideal for screens and sneeze guards. While costing slightly more than a standard piece of acrylic, it is more hardwearing, something that Steve believes makes it worth the investment.

He added: “These materials are going to be around for a while and will need to be cleaned more often, with higher strength cleaning chemicals. These chemicals can cause damage, from small surface scratches through to potential warping or clouding of the screen.

“This damage not only reduces the hygienic properties of the product but also affects its visual appeal. Why pay twice when there is a better option available now?”

Other categories within the guide include Compact Grade Laminates (CGLs) and Solid Surfaces, both highly recognised for their robustness and resistance to intensive cleaning regimes. Both products are solid sheet materials, which will not delaminate when exposed to the rigours of repeated cleaning with detergents and other chemicals. A range of options from market leading brands such as HIMACS®, Avonite, Kronospan, Egger and Xylocleaf mean that there are colours and textures to suit any design scheme.

Issued on behalf of James Latham by Liz Male Consulting Ltd.


The Importance of Hiring a Skip During Home Renovations

June 24th, 2020 No comments

Let us be honest with you, home renovations are, if you were not already aware, a huge task! So, if anything can be done to reduce the workload, and then maybe, in turn, reduce some of the stress associated, it has got to be worth it! Domestic skip hire can be a step in the right direction to do exactly that.

Taking on some skip hire makes the process of cleaning and collecting waste so much easier. Its all the waste that will accumulate from many areas of the site that you have to think about, and to try and manage it all without the use of skip hire would be an enormous task and definitely would be giving yourself more stress! So it is highly recommended to hire a skip for home renovations.

Remember, the disposal of any collected waste will be your responsibility, so you need to make sure you follow the rules and dispose of everything safely. Failure to do so can be harmful to the environment, not to mention potentially land you in trouble with the authorities. With skip hire, you know that your wastage will be neatly and disposed of correctly. To help outline to you the benefits of domestic skip hire here is a handy summary:

Saves Time

Perhaps one of the most obvious but important points. Skip hire will prevent you from wasting a lot of time taking waste to a dump to dispose of it. It skips out the need to fill your vehicle with rubbish, take a trip to wherever your nearest dumping grounds are and empty all of the waste. And this is unlikely to take just the one trip, so you appreciate how much time skip hire will save.

Saves Costs

It is not just time that is saved but costs too. Home renovation can end up being a very expensive event, but costs can be cut with the use of skip hire, with many companies offering their services at fair prices. Don’t forget skip hire will reduce extra costs such as the petrol it would take to be driving to and from the dumping grounds. If you do not have your own vehicle then it will be even more expensive to hire one for transportation.

Better for the Environment

As touched on earlier, skip hire is a more environmentally sound choice. This is because it avoids improper disposal of waste materials which can result in environmental pollution. This can actually lead to diseases and potentially cause serious health epidemics.

It is Safer

This is an indirect result of not using proper disposal tactics that is certainly not worth overlooking. Those who fail to dispose of their waste correctly can cause accidents on a construction site. This is one of the reasons why during the time of a home renovation it is not uncommon for an accident to occur often resulting in an injury, such as tripping on a sharp object or falling on to some broken waste. This can be avoided easily if all waste is put into a skip.

Makes Waste Segregation Much Easier

With skip hire, you have the option of separating your waste into different groups that include: liquid waste, hazardous waste, solid waste, organic waste and recyclable waste. In doing this you help procedures at the other end run more smoothly and it helps the environment as recyclables do not go missing.
So, as a final summary, we do recommend that you hire a skip for your home renovations. Any cons (which it is hard to think of many, anyway) are easily and massively outweighed by the considerable benefits that domestic skip hire will allow you to have when renovating a house. If you would like to find out more about skip hire, contact Jarvis Metal on 01295 710223.


Why use prefabricated steel construction materials?

June 23rd, 2020 No comments

Picking which building materials to use on your job can be a tricky task. It is all about finding the right balance between the quality of materials, how easy they are to use and the overall cost.

Understanding all the options available to you and how they might work for your specific project will save you a considerable amount of time, as well as ensuring that you pick the very best materials available.

In this article we take a look at why using prefabricated steel construction materials can help you strike the perfect balance between quality, ease of application and cost-saving.

What are prefabricated steel construction materials?

When you hear the term prefabricated steel construction, you may think of large steel structures, such as warehouses and large sheds which are put together using large modular prefabricated steel sections.

The term prefabricated steel construction materials can refer to any steel structure that has been put together offsite to be used onsite at a later time or date. For example, a prefabricated steel reinforcement cage is a welded structure that is put together from long steel reinforced bars.

Prefabricated steel construction materials will have a specific use. Using the example above, steel mesh can be brought on-site and set into concrete to drastically increase its tensile strength. Doing this ensures that any concrete used is resistant by its own nature to compressive stress as well as being resistant to torque and twisting as a result of the application of the mesh. 

Define your needs

Before you decide whether prefabricated steel construction materials are right for you and your project, you need to take some time to consider your exact needs.

For example, if you are building using concrete and you are sure that it will not undergo any torque or twisting, then you may not need to invest the extra time and effort in using a reinforced steel mesh.

However, in most cases, such as when you using concrete in the construction of homes and other buildings, the movement of the earth is likely to result in the movement of concrete in ways that it cannot, in itself, withstand. In these cases, using reinforced steel mesh can drastically increase the durability and life span of that concrete.

Time & cost saving

Ultimately, when used in the correct scenarios, using a prefabricated steel construction material is going to save you a considerable amount of time and cost.

As these materials are created off-site in dedicated workshops, they are made efficiently and will usually cost considerably less when compared to the materials and time needed to create them in awkward spaces on site. This is especially true when your building site is small and spare space to fabricate your own materials is not easy to come by.

The most obvious benefit to using prefabricated steel construction materials such as steel mesh is the time that it saves you. As these materials are built offsite and usually available at short notice, using them will save you a huge amount of time and hassle having the individuals materials delivered, tools and skills on-site needed to create the same product.

Using prefabricated steel construction materials can be greatly beneficial on building projects when you want to save time, money and effort. They can also add strength and longevity to your constructions, extending the period that they are fit for purpose.

Understanding where best to use these materials will put you at an advantage and will save you time and effort during the planning and sourcing stage of any major building project.


Kapex Construction promotes first ever employee

June 22nd, 2020 No comments

Kapex Construction has promoted its first ever employee, Paul Armstrong, to the position of Contracts Manager at Kapex Construction, following a successful first three years of trading,

Newcastle-based The Morton Group is a wholly-owned family business, established in December 2016 by Group CEO Gary Morton and father Brian, following Gary’s return to the region after working on large-scale infrastructure projects in London. The Morton Group consists of Kapex Construction, LOK Developments, and Regents Gate Homes, meaning that it can act as both developer and contractor on building projects.

Now it has promoted Paul Armstrong to the position of Contracts Manager at Kapex Construction.

Paul Armstrong, 34, from Cramlington, was Kapex Construction’s first ever employee and has now been promoted to Contracts Manager in recognition of his commitment and dedication to the business. Paul, who has worked in the construction industry since he left school is a plasterer by trade and has a good knowledge of other trades, with an HNC Certificate and three years at Northumbria University studying construction and engineering project management.

Kapex Construction has just celebrated its third anniversary with its best ever annual results, with turnover rising by 277% in year 3 (April 2019 – March 2020). With a forecast increase of 250% in the next 12 months, the business has a confirmed order book of around £40million.

The construction company is currently recruiting for a series of job roles including bid coordinator, document controller, along with quantity surveyor and senior quantity surveyor positions. Additional roles soon to be advertised include health and safety manager, civils contract manager and a number of finance jobs.

Paul Armstrong said: “I have worked with the Mortons’ since 2005 and was the first ever Kapex Construction employee, so it’s very rewarding to be promoted to Contracts Manager with the company.”

The Morton Group CEO Gary Morton said: “I believe it is important to recognise our talent and to promote from within wherever possible. Our team’s experience, expertise and dedication is what makes our company special so I am delighted to be able to promote Paul in recognition of his hard work and commitment.”

For further information, please contact:

Sarah Banks, PR Account Director
Gardiner Richardson
Tel: 07879 493744

About The Morton Group

The Morton Group is a wholly-owned family business specialising in property development, construction, residential home development and sales as well as the ownership and operation of successful leisure accommodation and facilities business.

Established in 2016 and based in Newcastle, Morton Group’s unique vision and approach means they bring together their expertise, push the boundaries and deliver exceptional returns for their investors.

Consisting of Lok Developments, Kapex Construction and Regents Gate Homes, Morton Group is behind several exciting new developments across the North East and the UK. These include Regents Plaza and Sycamore Square in Gosforth, All Saints Church in Newcastle and Six Hills in Stevenage.


Aarsleff Ground Engineering awarded the Soil Nails contract for new school development in Hexham

June 22nd, 2020 No comments

On behalf of main contractor Galliford Try, Thompsons of Prudhoe has awarded Aarsleff Ground Engineering the contract to design, supply and install a retaining structure approx. 150m long for part of the development of Queen Elizabeth School on Whetstone Bridge Road in Hexham.

The school complex currently consists of a four-storey main building with associated structures. As part of the wider scheme, the work will see the current Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School co-located on one site. Specifically, the Grade II listed building will be preserved, and the new buildings developed to its rear – with the middle school to the south and high school to the north.

With its new Casagrande C6XP-2 rig, Aarsleff will install 360No. soil nails of up to 12m in length over a 923m2 face area. To provide a safe working platform during the soil nail installation and to prevent cut face collapse, Aarsleff will carry out a staged top down construction. Aarsleff’s final scope of works includes the provision of facing comprising a 150mm thick gabion mattress backfilled with granular material to provide an aesthetic finish.

Speaking about the work, Aarsleff’s Senior Geotechnical Consultant Dan Adams said:

“We are delighted that Thompsons of Prudhoe have awarded us this soil nailing contract. We have worked closely on several schemes with Thompsons and we are delighted to further develop this collaborative relationship.

As a leading exponent of soil nailing and with its own geotechnical and design team, Aarsleff Ground Engineering can offer a one stop shop solution from the design and supply to installation and testing for all slope stabilisation projects.

Aarsleff will be on site from the 1st June 2020, with completion expected end July 2020. The schools are expected to open in September 2021.

For more information about Aarsleff and its soil nail solutions, contact the company on 01636 611140 or email  


Notes to Editors:

Aarsleff Ground Engineering Ltd, is the UK trading arm of Danish contracting giant Per Aarsleff A/S, and is one of the UK’s leading piling and geotechnical design and installation specialist contactor; actively promoting early consultation to ensure each scheme can be Value Engineered to give clients the best service, quality design, safety and value.

Aarsleff’s strategy and philosophy of investment into the future has resulted in its wholly owned subsidiary Centrum Pile Ltd having the most advanced precast pile production facilities in the UK, producing segmentally jointed precast concrete piles to BS En12794 to Class 1A.


How To Provide The Best CNC Machining and Milling Services

June 17th, 2020 No comments

If you are a manufacturer dealing in CNC services, then you want to make sure that you stand out from the rest.

The best way to make this happen is by providing exceptional services to your customers. This goes a long way in building your reputation as the best in this sector, hence promoting your business.

To do this there are some considerations that you must take in place. Here are some tips to providing the best CNC machining prototype services.

  • Have a thorough knowledge of CNC

No customer would like to get into dealings with a clueless manufacturer. The products that you are entrusted to make have a wide variety of use, some of which are vital such as in defense and aerospace industry, thus guesswork is not an option.

Therefore as an employer, you should ensure that your employees are qualified to handle their respective areas. They should possess the necessary certifications from the relevant training institutions.

Make certain that the documents are legitimate. Some people hire only those who have a certain amount of experience which is still beneficial as the more experienced they are, the more knowledgeable they are.

You should consider hiring both experienced workers and newbies as the latter are straight from training hence might have learned new ways of handling things better since the field is ever-evolving.

The new workforce with fresh energy also promotes productivity. Let the more experienced personnel handle the delicate parts that require a lot of expertise and the less experienced ones handle the other parts as they learn.

  • Offer a wide range of services

Different customers have different needs, to have more consumers you should be able to offer a variety of services that cater for their needs. This requires that you have a large skill-set.

In addition to this, quality should also be high. Hence you should use the latest technologies which are effective and efficient. The technical staff should be up to date on how to implement this.

Besides that, have a team of support staff trained to treat the customers well and handle their issues. This is important as they act as intermediaries between the consumer and the company to ensure the job is done to the customer’s satisfaction.

Creating a good experience will keep them coming back for your services. Ensure rapid response to consumers’ inquiries.

  • Create a conducive workplace

The workers spend most of the day at the workplace hence it’s only fair that you make it favorable for them. This boosts their morale and that translates to increased productivity.

It can be as easy as observing sanitation, having breaks in between sessions, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations. Provide them with the necessary gear such as gloves, helmets, aprons, and safety boots.

Fire extinguishers and emergency kits should be put in place in case any mishaps occur. Regular drills can be conducted to equip them with necessary skills that will enable them to safely evacuate the premises during emergencies.

Finally, ensure that all workers have full insurance cover for any accidents that might happen in the workplace. Get the license for operations and adhere to all the set rules and regulations.

  • Choose the best machines and quality materials

This is no doubt one of the most important considerations. The quality of the job done is highly dependent on the machine. Thus you should go for state-of-the-art machinery to produce exquisite output. A few things to consider to enable you to choose the right machine:

  • Precision – it should be able to implement the specifications given to the smallest details possible. For example, the dimensions and shape should be exactly as specified.
  • Capabilities- the machines are empowered with various capabilities that might make one more desirable than the other. For instance, some can change the tool in use based on the command given.
  • Speed – it should be fast enough to get the job done in good time. This might interfere with the accuracy in some cases thus it is wise that you strike a balance or even buy a slower one to ensure accuracy.
  • Efficiency- In terms of power consumption and machine utilization it should be efficient to avoid wastage and additional incurred costs.
  • Total cost- consider the overall cost which is made up of the price of the machine, cost of delivery, and additional accessories required for its operation.

Also, make sure the machine you buy can comfortably fit in the workplace without interfering with other equipment. For the raw materials used, make sure they are of good quality too. They should be having properties such as high durability and resistance to corrosion

  • Delivery

For maximum growth and profits, your scope of operation should be covering wide geographical regions.

One can be deterred from making an order if they are located far away from you. Offering delivery services will take care of this.

You can charge based on the distance and size of the package delivered. Deliveries to surrounding places should be done free of charge.

  • Provide extra services

While your job is to provide machining and milling services, it will be advantageous to both you and the customer to provide additional services such as installations, fabrication, and prototyping. In addition, you can also provide follow-up activities such as maintenance. This further builds good relations between you and your customers.

  • Price

While machining and milling processes are not cheap, the prices you charge should be affordable. This guarantees you customers’ loyalty and also attracts new ones. You can oversee this by offering considerable discounts based on consumption. Avoid overcharging people. Click here to see a few tips that might help you to get great services.


The CNC industry is a competitive one and so you have to be competent enough to thrive in it as a service provider. Consumers should be satisfied with the job you do. To ensure this, you must have proper skills, work equipment, and high-quality at the core of your operations. All these come at a high price hence you should be economical and use cost-reduction methods. Buy cost-effective machines and materials. Create and maintain an inward traffic flow of customers by using the tips above.


5 Reasons Why You Should Regularly Conduct Roof Maintenance

June 16th, 2020 No comments

A roof is the first line of defense for protecting your home against anything thrown at it, whether it’s rain, snow, or hail. Constant exposure to such conditions, along with the sun heat, air condition installation, and other repair works can cause your roof membrane to age eventually.

As a householder, you are responsible for maintaining every aspect of the roofing structure, including the roofing components and the roofing system. To improve roof safety, it is essential to check for tiny leaks or loose shackles on the roof perimeter, exterior and interior areas, drainage, penetrations, and joints. With proper and regular maintenance, you can keep your roof in good shape and prevent roofing issues that are not only safety hazards but also a significant financial headache for many homeowners. Here are a few reasons to conduct regular roof maintenance.

  1. Helps You Catch Problems Early

No one wants surprises, especially if they come with financial implications. If you own a home, the chances are that you understand the shock associated with an extensive repair. When it comes to roof maintenance, you must monitor it regularly to detect problems early enough to prevent the need to do expensive repairs down the road.

For example, if you ignore a small leak for a few years, you may eventually have to replace the entire roofing. Continuous dripping of water through the roof may cause some components of the structure to rot, which weakens the wood, thus compromising its structural integrity. If this happens, it may cost significantly more to get it fixed, unlike if you had repaired a leak in time. 

  1. Proper Drainage

When rain falls on the roof it can’t just sit on it; it has to go off somewhere. Otherwise, it could increase the chances of moisture penetration and leaks. This is where the roof drainage comes into play. Regular roof maintenance will help identify objects like leaves, trash, and debris that could be responsible for backed up or standing water. If ignored for a long time, a clog in the roof drainage can lead to severe consequences and expensive repairs.   

  1. Roof Maintenance Saves You Money

Countless cost-saving benefits can be attributed to regular roof maintenance. The adage has it that a stitch in time saves nine. There’s nothing different when it comes to roofing maintenance. Regular maintenance means that you can catch minor issues at the onset before they snowball into complete roof replacements, which can be quite expensive.   

If your roof is made of tiles, you’ll need to monitor the appearance of the shingles closely. Cracks and other structural damages on tiles mean that it’s time to get them replaced. Look out for other damages and have your tiles fixed before the onset of the cold season to prevent winter roofing issues. Timely repairs will prevent moisture from sipping through the roof and causing further problems. 

You will also need to look out for dark streaks caused by airborne algae that may stick on the roof over time. Although the stripes do not pose immediate dangers, they can make the roof ugly. You can eliminate the streaks using some bleach and water. 

The appearance of moss on your roof is an indication that there is moisture in it, and potentially, rotting beneath the roof. If you don’t spot it early, your roof could reach the point of sagging, which indicates extensive structural damage.  

  1. Your Roofing Is A Significant Part of Your House’s Curb Appeal  

The roofing is a significant curb appeal element that can attract potential buyers when you list it for sale. Experts in the real estate believe that a building’s exterior is a make or break for home sales. If you want your home to look good both on the inside and outside, you should never take your roofing for granted. While it is out of sight, you need to keep a close eye on it. 

Be sure to check your gutters for a blockage to avoid ruining the landscape and the gutters themselves. Also, if your roof gets roof algae, they can cause ugly black streaks and premature aging. Both problems require easy fixes such as debris removal and simple roof cleaning. If not sure on what to do, it is crucial to seek guidance from reputable roofing service providers such as

  1. Gives You Peace of Mind

There’s virtually nothing as crucial as having peace of mind. This is precisely what regular roof maintenance can bring about. 

A regular check means that you are aware of the condition of your roof. Even when you spot a small leak, you’ll know it just started, and so a minor repair will have it fixed. This way, you’ll always have the roof in its optimal condition. 

Not knowing what’s happening above your head can be quite unsettling. So, you need to give yourself some peace of mind by monitoring all that’s happening.  

Final Thoughts

Roofing is practically the most important part of any property. As a result, it is important to keep it in good shape. Although many homeowners may not pay keen attention to the regular maintenance and care of their roof, however overlooking it may cause significant safety issues and expensive repairs in the long run.  If you’re not accustomed with roof maintenance, there is no better time to get started. 

As a property owner, it is your responsibility to conduct regular roof maintenance and occasionally to have it checked by a qualified roof contractor. When you have it checked by a roofing expert, think of it as if it were a visit to a doctor. So, you’ll need to keep an eye on the condition of your roofing by following the advice of an expert.

In this regard, regular maintenance need not be necessarily conducted after a hailstorm damage, it should be as often as your local expert would suggest you. If you own large commercial properties, you can delegate the maintenance to a team. 

The bottom line is that regular maintenance is indispensable for saving costs associated with replacing the entire roof or part of it in case of a major issue.