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Types of Flat Roofs in Nottingham

Types of Flat Roofs in Nottingham

By on Sep 15, 2017 in News | 0 comments

First for Fascias are a highly skilled Nottingham based roofing contractor with many years’ experience in installing flat roofs in Nottingham. There are many materials suitable for constructing a flat roof, two popular methods being: Felt Roofing Modern felt roofing is built up in layers. A blow torch heats the underside of each layer, melting it to form a bond with the structure and layer below. A typical roofing system using this method is constructed with a perforated underlay, then another 2mm underlay is installed, the top layer is a much thicker layer of felt usually about 5mm thick. The method of half lapping ensures that joints are not close together and each layer of felt is reinforced, usually with a polyester weave. Felt roof technology has advanced dramatically over the decades and offers a strong coverage with strong UV resistance. Rubber Roofing Rubber roofing is a relative newcomer to the market. It has been used extensively in the USA and has now become popular here in the UK. EPDM rubber, or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, to give it its full title, is a versatile single ply rubber sheeting. It is popular because this membrane can be fitted as a single sheet, depending upon the size of the flat roof, or with minimal joins. It doesn’t require heating to install and it is another lightweight option, reducing the loads on roof joists. Repairs and Installations of Flat Roofs in Nottingham Despite appearances, flat roofs are not completely flat, they have a slight slope of a quarter to half an inch. This is to allow water to run off into your UPVC guttering system which is then discharged into the drains. Even so, the incline of a flat roof is not visible to the eye and it is a popular choice of roofing construction for garages, extensions and can be found on all sized roofs up to large scale commercial buildings. When it comes to flat roofs in Nottingham and the surrounding area, it is important to choose a reputable roofing contractor. Flat roofs are a durable and cost effective roofing solution, especially as materials and construction techniques have improved. Many of the past issues encountered have come because of...

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Guttering in Nottingham, UPVC Fascias and their Benefits

Guttering in Nottingham, UPVC Fascias and their Benefits

By on Aug 25, 2017 in News | 0 comments

UPVC guttering in Nottingham is made from a durable plastic material which is an adaptation of PVC or polyvinyl chloride. What is UPVC? We use UPVC products each day without giving them a second thought, but this plastic has become a common sight on buildings in Nottingham in the shape of guttering, fascias, pipes, doors, windows and more.  A material used in many everyday objects, its strength and adaptability comes from the process of combining carbon, hydrogen, and chlorine at a molecular level through polymerisation. This transformation makes a material which is easy to mould and is hard wearing. In the case of UPVC guttering and roofline products, the addition of stabilisers to the PVC makes it more resistant to ultraviolet light and changes in temperature. Making it more suitable for outdoor use and of a standard suitable for construction regulations. The main benefits are that the product is cost effective to produce and the finished result is of a consistent standard and high quality. It is efficient to install meaning less disruption to our customers. Once installed it has a long life span and is easy to maintain. Other materials may need periodic treatments, such as reproofing or painting to keep them in optimum working condition, but a UPVC guttering system and fascia boards can be maintained with warm water and standard domestic detergents. Read our tips for cleaning guttering in Nottingham from a previous blog post. Recycling UPVC Guttering in Nottingham and Fascias Help the Environment The environment is an important issue for everyone and we are all encouraged to do our bit for the planet. Plastics have been criticised for their environmental impact but responsible disposal of old UPVC guttering will enable it to be recycled into new UPVC products. Increasing the longevity and the life cycle of the raw material through recycling and reprocessing saves money, improves energy efficiency and helps to reduce waste and the carbon footprint. The British Plastics Federation quotes a 2016 report by Hydro Polymers stating that “…PVC-U form can be successfully recycled (100%) several times without significant loss in physical properties.” We Install UPVC Fascias and Guttering in Nottingham If it is time to replace your UPVC guttering then make...

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Tips for Cleaning Guttering in Nottingham

Tips for Cleaning Guttering in Nottingham

By on Apr 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Cleaning guttering in Nottingham is an important maintenance task. When guttering is not maintained and cleaned regularly you could find yourself in a situation where the gutters and downspouts become blocked. Cleaning guttering on buildings each year will help to avoid water from rain and snow melt from overflowing. Heavy and continuous water run off can cause damage to the exterior walls. The cascade will drain directly into the ground causing damage to paths, foundations, stone work and brickwork. Safety First When Cleaning Guttering in Nottingham If you decide to maintain the gutters on your Nottinghamshire property yourself, safety should always be the first consideration. Don’t Take Risks Never take any unnecessary risks to avoid falls, injury to yourself or damage to your home when cleaning guttering. So, here’s the disclaimer: First for Fascias will not be held liable in the case of personal bodily or property damage from the use of techniques and tips in this article. There is always a risk when cleaning guttering and using ladders. If in doubt, get a professional to do the task. Use Ladders Safely Make sure you have a strong and stable ladder. Always check your ladder before cleaning guttering. The area in which you are working needs to be a flat stable base for your ladders. Let someone else know that you are working with ladders, or work as a pair incase of emergency. Wear Safety Clothing Wear goggles to avoid getting any debris in your eyes. Dirty gutters contain bacteria from decaying leaves, bird droppings etc. Wear heavy duty gloves and long sleeves to protect your arms and hands from dirt and cuts from damaged guttering. Use the Right Tools for the Job Use a gutter scoop when cleaning guttering of dead leaves. You could put waste into a secured bucket and lower this to the ground. Or place a tarpaulin on the ground to drop debris onto, and clean up at ground level. A hose with a trigger spray will provide adjustable pressure and will help to flush out downspouts. Avoid Power Cables Working at height can be dangerous and you may encounter power or telecommunications cables. Contact with these should always be avoided. Keep an Eye on the Weather...

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Fascias in Nottingham Special Offer Ends Soon!

Fascias in Nottingham Special Offer Ends Soon!

By on Mar 9, 2017 in News, Special Offers | 0 comments

There is still time to take advantage of the First for Fascias Special Offer! Don’t miss your chance of the FREE FITTING of Fascias in Nottingham and the surrounding areas. Throughout March 2017, when you place an order with a minimum value of £1000 for fascias in Nottingham, we will complete the fitting for free! We are not limiting this to just fascias, though. If the Winter months have taken their toll on your guttering, now is a great time to get your guttering in Nottingham replaced. For homes where the soffits have been damaged by the recent gales, let us give you a quote on the repairs. Book £1000 worth of roofline repairs to fascias, guttering and soffits to be carried out before the end of this month (31st March 2017) and we will provide the fitting completely free (terms and conditions apply). What Makes Our Fascias in Nottingham So Great? Our fascias in Nottingham, guttering and soffits are made of highly durable UPVC. Once installed they can be kept in top condition with a wipe over with a cloth and warm soapy water or a quick blast with a power washer. There is no paint or waterproofing to reapply making them a very low maintenance fixture to your home. All of these elements perform an important job by channelling rain water off the roof and away from brick and stone work. It’s worth cleaning your roofline fittings every six months to ensure they don’t get blocked by leaves and twigs to keep everything in good working order. If you think it’s time to invest in some new fascias, guttering and downspouts and you live in the Nottingham area, we’re here to help you! Don’t delay contact us today or call 0115 8415784 for a quote. Remember to make the most of this offer – the Fascias in Nottingham special offer from First for Fascias will close...

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Guttering and Fascias Special Offer – Free Fitting

Guttering and Fascias Special Offer – Free Fitting

By on Feb 14, 2017 in News, Special Offers | 0 comments

Do you need new guttering, fascias, and soffits in the Nottingham area?   First for Fascias has a fantastic SPECIAL OFFER! Throughout February and March 2017, First for Fascias is offering FREE FITTING on guttering, fascias and Soffit work. This offer only applies to work with a minimum spend of £1000 and carried out in February and March 2017. The offer closes on 31st March 2017. To take advantage of this fantastic opportunity, contact us today! You can also give us a call on 0115 8415784. First for Fascias is a Nottingham based roofing contractor with two decades’ experience. Our work has been featured on popular BBC programme DIY SOS, so you can be confident of the quality of our workmanship. Find out more about us and get in touch for a free...

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