Roofing Blog Posts


Open For Business - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

After supporting local councils and the NHS essential projects, Britmet Lightweight Roofing have reopened with a reduced number of staff.
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Top Tips for Tradesmen Working in Winter - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Due to the reduced temperature, on-site risks are increased so here are a number of top tips to keep you safe over the autumn and winter months.
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The Britmet LiteSlate - a truly British success story

Britmet LiteSlate is a high-performance, synthetic slate tile that makes a superb modern-day alternative to traditional slate roofing for all projects!
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Nothing Stops a Macmillan Coffee Morning! - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet have had another successful charity day for Macmillan Coffee Morning! Our covid-secure and socially distanced coffee morning was celebrated by all in the office, bringing out all the best bakers.. and fakers!
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The Complete Guide to the Government Green Home Grant - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £2bn Green Homes Grant in England for ideal energy-saving home improvements including insulation and double glazing. This new scheme means that the government will pay at least two-thirds of the cost...
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What You Need to Know about Permitted Development - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

The government have recently relaxed rules on the size of extensions that can be built under the permitted development policy; meaning there are a wide range of other jobs that you can do to renovate your home!
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30+ Years on and Still a Happy Britmet Customer - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Over 30 years ago, Britmet supplied the Ministry of Defence with our ridge to eave Pantile 2000 system for their army training village in an undisclosed location...
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The Pro's and Con's of Lightweight Roofing - Britmet Lightweight Roofing Blog

If you’re currently thinking about replacing your roof or building a new one, you may be considering venturing into the world of lightweight roofing. Metal roof tiles have had a sudden increase in popularity in recent years with many styles now available
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Case Study: Britmet Profile 49 Saves Pavilion from Vandals

The Pavilion required refurbishment due to its position behind the Rugby pitch. The original roof covering suffered years of vandalism and rugby balls cracking the tiles.
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Tingdene become the first Park Home manufacturer to have a 10-year insurance warranty using Britmet

Britmet Lightweight Roofing are delighted to announce our partnership with Tingdene Homes, furthermore Tingdene will become the first park home manufacturer to have an insurance backed 10-year manufacturers guarantee on all their roofing materials...
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No More Monday's for Steve! - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

We are saddened to announce the retirement of our dear friend and beloved colleague, Steve Harper.
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We are sad to announce that Tim Jeacock has moved on from Britmet

We are saddened to announce that our colleague, Tim Jeacock, has moved on from Britmet Lightweight Roofing after 7 years of service.
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The Great British Summer Staycation - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

With social distancing restrictions slowly easing but UK holiday parks given the all-clear to open this is the perfect time to experience a caravan or lodge holiday!
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Celebrate Log Cabin Day with Us - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Back in the ‘olden days’, people built homes out of logs that were carefully fixed together and sealed together with mud or clay.
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Its National Picnic Day! - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Whether you’re at work, retired or furloughed, picnicking has quickly become the latest outing trend over the lockdown period; with people going out to national parks and public properties to absorb the glorious sunshine...
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Case Study: Britmet Supplies LittleHolme with Roofing Tiles for Isolation Pods

When the coronavirus outbreak hit, the world stood still. Schools, shops, restaurants closed, and everyone was told to stay at home. But what happens if you don’t have a home?
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Ensign Conservatory Roof Systems become a Certified Installer - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet Lightweight Roofing are proud to issue Ensign Conservatory Roof Systems an approved installer of the Britmet range of lightweight roofing tiles.
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We're back! - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

It’s been a while but we’re (kind of) back! For the past few months there have been many industry wide changes. Britmet’s doors have been closed and staff have been furloughed but we’ve taken the time to plan and prepare adjustments...
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We are Celebrating International Womens Day - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

At Britmet Lightweight Roofing we're celebrating our powerful women in head office and the factory for International Women's Day and Women in Construction Week 2020! Everyone at Britmet is proud of the growing role women play in our industry!
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Eco Logic Roofing Systems Become a Certified Installer - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet Lightweight Roofing are delighted to announce that Eco Logic roofing systems have become an official certified installer of the Britmet Lightweight Roofing range of roofing tiles.
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The Waterloo, Cirencester Case Study - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet Lightweight Roofing are proud to showcase our latest project with our Client, Bromford Housing Association, to provide a solution to upgrade the roof and mansard areas of 8 blocks of flats in The Waterloo, Cirencester.
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Cold Roofs vs. Warm Roofs - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

A warm pitched roof and a cold pitched roof have many differences, both can achieve insulation albeit one better than the other, but they also differ in the mode of installation.
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Simple Signs Your Roof Needs To Be Replaced - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Do you need a roof replacement? Would you know what to look for if you did? Most of the time the signs are pretty obvious but sometimes they can be hiding right under your nose…
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Our 2019 Rewind - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Take a look at Britmet Lightweight Roofing's Achievements in 2019
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Britmet Lightweight Roofing are Proud to Announce Even More Expansion...

Britmet Lightweight Roofing are delighted to announce even more expansion plans after a breath-taking start to the year.
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Introducing you to the World of Tiled Conservatory Roofs - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Conservatories are a fantastic way to flourish in the sunshine centre of your garden, however glass roofs can often bring several unanticipated problems with them. From issues with keeping glass clean to painfully increased heating bills
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Our Expansion and Re-Brand - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet Lightweight Roofing are proud to announce expansion plans in preparation for the rapid growth expected for 2019 and beyond. This will include a re-brand and re-structure within the business...
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Welcome to Britmet Lightweight Roofing Blog

As the only British manufacturer of lightweight roofing systems in the UK we provide a unique service to our clients.
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Roof Top Extensions - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

BritmetTileform Ltd a British roofing manufacturer have now gone into partnership with one of the UK's largest modular construction companies who specialise in this type of development, by utilising the Modular companies in-house design service
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Keep Your Garage and Valuables Safe - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

It’s fairly common for UK homeowners to store more than just a car in their garages nowadays. That isn’t to suggest that the family car isn’t valuable but you’ll also find tools and any number of expensive appliances besides.
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A History of Over 30 Years of Making Paints and Coatings - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Here at Britmet we are so proud of our long association with the manufacturing of high quality paints and exterior coating products. We have been in this business for over 30 years and feel that now is the time to celebrate this excellent achievement with
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Lets talk about Flame Retardant Exterior Paint - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

One of the most important aspects of our homes is the safety factor. Okay, we all love the idea of living in a beautiful house or apartment complete with awesome interior furnishings but the bottom line is always the same; how safe is your home?
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Conservatories and Heat loss - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

As the milder weather starts to be replaced with a far cooler set of values, here in the UK we start to prepare ourselves for those energy bills that inevitably start to appear through our letterboxes once more.
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Why Choose Low Pitch Roof Tiles - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

If you agree that modern buildings seem to have lost a certain style over the last 30 years or so, we’d tend to agree with you. This is partially due to the way that traditional roofing tiles have limited the pitch of modern roof angles.
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Why Choose Britmet When Considering A Conservatory Roof Replacement - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Having a functioning conservatory here in the UK is all well and good but what happens when you’ve had enough of that chilly weather and the roof seems to be letting in cold like nobody’s business. What is more, your internal heat is escaping and you seem
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How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home in 4 Easy Steps - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

If you and your family are currently looking at new ways to save money on your bills, why not tackle these issues head on and start improving your energy efficiency?
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The Importance Of Having A Sound Roof Over Your Head - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Local authority houses, also known as council houses, make up around 17% of all UK households at the time of writing this article. About 55% of this number are currently owned by the myriad of local authorities.
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Home Insurance and Roofs – Britmet Lightweight Roofing

It is far better to take preventative action and invest in higher quality solutions than to be constantly shelling out for repairs. If you ask any buildings insurance specialists about the most important part of your home..
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Why is Having a Quality Roof Good for the Environment - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

When it comes to looking at opportunities for home improvement that adds serious return on investment as well as making your home look better, having a quality lightweight roof installation is the solution.
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Avoid Roofing Nightmares - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Be careful when it comes to choosing a team of professionals to carry out home improvements.
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School Funding Issues and Roofing Solutions - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Problems with school budget cuts lead to creative roofing solutions
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Are Your Roof Tiles Secure? - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

One of the most important functions of a roof is to provide security; from tough weather conditions to unwanted intruders.
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The Changing Styles of Roof Design - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

If you are considering replacing your roof for aesthetical purposes and are not sure what to choose, you may wish to take a look at historical architecture for some inspiration.
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Are you Having Problems with a Flat Roof? - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Invest in Britframe solutions and banish problems associated with flat roofs
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A Quick and Easy Guide to Finding the Best Roofing Tiles - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Choosing the right roofing materials can make the difference between a well-finished building and a structure that requires continual maintenance and repairs.
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How to Choose the Right Roofing Materials for You - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

With so many types of roofing tile on the market it can be difficult to decide which is the most practical for each specific building.
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The Cost of Rogue Tradesmen - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Incompetent trades people have cost homeowners in the UK just under £2 billions in the last 12 months,
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Construction Sector Set to Grow - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Strong growth in the construction sector, forecasts predict increase in output over the next two years.
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Construction Activity on the Rise - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

According to the most recent Construction Trade Survey, construction activity increased during the fourth quarter of 2013.
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How to Choose the Right Roofing Solution - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Before embarking down the route of traditional roofing materials, it is worth taking time to consider what factors are most important for your construction purposes.
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Why Flat Roofs are Disappearing - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Pitched roofs offer several benefits over flat roofs which is why flat to pitched roof conversions are proving so popular.
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Why Lightweight Panel Systems are the Preferred Option - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Traditional roof tiles and slates have done the job admirably for many years, but these days roofing contractors are increasingly turning their attention to metal roof tiles and lightweight panel systems as an alternative roofing method..
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Why Metal Roof Tiles are a Worthwhile Investment - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Metal roof tiles are fast becoming one of the most popular roofing choices in the UK today due to the savings on maintenance and upkeep once installed.
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Flat to Pitch Roof Conversions Made Easy - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Pitch roofs are the most common design in the UK today. Whilst initial construction costs are higher than for flat roofs, the many advantages of pitched roofs justify the installation costs.
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The Advantages of Metal Roofing - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Metal roof tiles as a lightweight roofing solution have a long list of construction benefits.
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What are the Advantages of Lightweight Roofing? - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Roofing products and panel systems are defined as lightweight or heavyweight depending upon their weight and classification. A lightweight material is one that weighs under 20Kg per square metre when fixed on the roof.
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A Strong Demand - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

The sales team at Britmet have responded to significant increased demand for all products across a variety of market sectors during the Autumn.
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A School Project in South Wales - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Once upon a time there was a school in South Wales with a beautiful traditional slate roof. Sadly, the school roof had a vandal issue.
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Cornish Houses - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

The Cornish house was one of the most popular pre-reinforced concrete built construction from 1946-1960’s.
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Tactray 90 Slate Project - Britmet lightweight Roofing

A building consultancy based in Newcastle were given the task to replace a 5500sqm school roof that had traditional tiles on where the structure was starting to fail.
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Tactray 90 - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet Lightweight Roofing, are the UK largest manufacturers of Lightweight Tile Effect Roofing
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Britmet's Project Assist - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet believe that innovation and giving our customers the total roof solution means we can save you time and money!
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No Fool to Schools - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Our aim is to provide a safer, more assured building for schools collages and nurseries and a peace of mind for you and your clients.
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BritFrame Flat to Pitch Conversion Frames - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet Lightweight Roofing are the UK largest manufacturer of Lightweight Roofing
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Britmet Building the British Economy - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet Lightweight Roofing are proud to be the largest British Manufacturer of Lightweight Roofing
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The Green Consortium Appointed Solar PV Partner Working with the NHS - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

The Green Consortium was founded through the association of Britmet Lightweight Roofing, Campbell & Kennedy Ltd., Orsis (UK) Ltd. and Property Revolutions Ltd.
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Solar Solutions... Don't Cost the Earth, They Help Save It - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet Lightweight Roofing are now able to offer a range of PV solar systems for all types of buildings and will assess the solar package that best suits your requirements.
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The New Villatile - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet Tileform Ltd are proud to announce the new Villatile profile. The profile has been launched to improve the already extensive range with a double roman tile look.
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Our NEW Chic Finish - Britmet lightweight Roofing

For those projects requiring a non granulated finish, Britmet lightweight Roofing can now produce our tile range in a powder coated finish, any RAL colour is available.
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BRITFRAME CPD Seminar for Flat to Pitched Roof Conversions - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

As a member of the RIBA CPD providers network, Britmet would like to introduce the latest addition to our range of CPD seminars - An Introduction to Flat to Pitched Roof Conversions.
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Environmental Impact of Materials - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Britmet Lightweight Roofing are proud to be in partnership with the Debut Range provided by Redrow Homes.
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Bentley New Village Primary School Doncaster Case Study - Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Due to continually mounting maintenance costs from vandalism and ageing of the original rosemary tile roof, the decision was made by Doncaster MBC and the school board, that a replacement roof covering was required...
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