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Benefits of industrial partitioning

For offices and warehouses that want to better utilise their space, industrial partitioning can provide the perfect solution. From simple dividing walls to segregating several areas, partitioning can do it all. As businesses grow it is important that they can expand their team, adding new team members or even adding whole new divisions to their operation to deal with new challenges that face growing companies. You don’t want your employees to be packed into a small space, it does little to promote a good work environment and can leave your workforce feeling squeezed in and unproductive. Why should I choose industrial partitioning? Partitioning can better utilise space that is already available to a company without having to move to a completely new office, which can be a costly and time-consuming endeavour.Partitioning installation is not a disruptive or lengthy process. Our team install partitioning quickly and efficiently with additional soundproofing qualities. This is a major benefit to noisy warehouses that need to help reduce their noise pollution levels for both staff health and safety and for those that live nearby.Partitioning is also key in providing privacy and separating work environments for key personnel and to prevent any cross contamination, which can be a key point to warehouse operations.Not all partitions need to be opaque. We also include glazed partitioning units to allow natural light in.Partitioning can also be installed on mezzanine floor areas, better utilising floor space below. All of our partitioning systems come with fire retardant options which can delay the spread of fire by staving off hot flames for 30-60 minutes, creating a life saving barrier in the event of an emergency in your workplace. To top it all off, partitioning is also aesthetically [...]

By |November 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to locate a roof leak

Roof leaks can differ in size from a small, barely noticeable trickle, to a business halting, costly deluge. Roofs leak for a number of different reasons; from dislodged shingles and tiles, gaps in the joinery, small holes in the roofing caused by adverse weather conditions, acts of God or even from general wear and tear that damages your roof slowly over time. Both domestic and industrial properties can suffer from a leaky roof. Domestic properties have the benefit of being under the watchful eye of those that live under it and therefore leaks are usually spotted quite easily. Especially as the roofs tend to be slanted, making them much more visible from the ground. Industrial roofs, on the other hand, tend to be much larger. They may have more people underneath on a daily basis but most of these will be too preoccupied at work to take much notice of what is going on above their heads. And the major problem with industrial roofs and spotting leaks is that industrial roofs are almost always flat. Not only are these too difficult to see from ground level, they are also far above the heads of those inside. For an industrial roof to be checked, someone needs to go out on to the roof itself. If you suspect your property’s roof is leaking then it is wise to send someone who knows what to look for to inspect. Because of the added danger of walking around on top of a large commercial structure, it is recommended that you hire a professional roof inspector or contact your roofing contractor to carry out the inspection for you. However, there are a few things you can do to keep an [...]

By |November 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Lowdown on Rain Screen Cladding

The process of constructing a building involves many different layers in order to ensure that the internal features are protected from the wrath of Mother Nature. After all, strong winds and heavy rainfall can wreak havoc on the roof of a property, never mind the external structure. As a result, the design of most buildings will use a tool known as cladding in order to offer an extra layer of protection against the elements. Read on as the team here at Valent Roofing go over everything there is to know about rain screen cladding... What is rain screen cladding? In layman’s terms, rain screen cladding is a type of covering that is applied during construction to a new building or added over the top of existing cladding to a building that is already fully built. It is designed with a weather resistant finish in order to support the interior of the building and ensure that it remains well-ventilated without affecting the exterior aesthetics. How cost-effective is rain screen cladding? Although the concept of rain screen cladding sound complicated, it is actually incredibly simple to install as long as the pressure equalisation is taken into consideration. After all, trapped air will affect a property and its ventilation efficiency. In fact, investing in this type of cladding offers property owners a noticeable return on investment (ROI) as a well-maintained exterior can last for decades at a time which makes it a very cost-effective option. What are the benefits of rain screen cladding? As well as being friendly on the bank balance, rain screen cladding also offers property owners a variety of exciting benefits. For example, there are a variety of different colours and finishes to choose from [...]

By |October 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When to Replace a Roof

Every property owner will know that taking care of a roof is a full-time responsibility. After all, it is a man-made feature which means that it requires regular maintenance to keep it in tip top condition for as long as possible. With this said, the day will arrive when the roofing contractor mentions the word ‘replacement’. Known for being expensive and time consuming, the team here at Valent Roofing have decided to set the record straight once and for all. Read on as we go through three scenarios where a replacement job may be the best solution.... Old-Age The lifespan of a roof is difficult to pinpoint because the exact figure depends on a variety of different characteristics such as the material used, the amount of maintenance provided and the quality of the installation. With this said, a roof that is looking worse for wear is very likely in need of some high-quality care and roofing replacement could be the perfect solution, especially if a roof is pre-existing on a new house purchase. Damage Whilst maintenance and servicing can help extend the lifespan of a roof and ensure that a property is protected all year round, it is important to take general wear and tear or weather-related damage into consideration. After all, the wrath of mother nature is difficult to tame and this means that a heavy downpour or particularly strong winds can result in serious damage, making a full roofing replacement the only option. In addition to this, missing shingles or damage roofing materials could also be a sign that it is time to consider a replacement too. Leak When it comes to roofing damage, the last thing that a homeowner wants to discover [...]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Key Differences Between Commercial and Residential Roofing

When it comes to roofing, it is important to understand the several different methods of approach. After all, there are a range of characteristics to take into consideration before a roofing project can even be planned. Here at Valent Roofing, we want our readers to understand the differences between commercial and residential roofing and how it can impact the way a roofing project is approached. Read on to find out more… Materials The most obvious difference between a commercial and residential roof is the type of materials that are used to construct them. After all, industrial properties like factories and warehouses tend to be much larger in size in comparison to residential alternatives and this means that they require strong and durable materials that are cost-effective like metal or EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer). On the other hand, residential roofing tends to be fitted with more readily available and cheaper alternatives that aren’t suitable for commercial builds, such as tiles, asphalt and slate. Purpose The way that commercial and residential roofs are designed often reflects their purpose. For example, residential roofing is designed to retain heat whilst protecting a property from the elements and that is why it uses materials like shingles, whereas a commercial roof is designed in order to reduce noise pollution, especially when it comes to factories. As a result, soundproofing materials like rubber and metal tend to be the most suitable. In addition to this, residential roofing is also pitched, whereas industrial roofing is often flat and the roofing materials designated to each are often easier to work with for the style of roof. Expertise It is no secret that roofing is an industry that requires great expertise, however, experts say [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Your Commercial Roof Needs Constant Repairs

A commercial roof is much larger than your average residential roof which means that it requires more attention to detail. After all, any well cared for roof will be able to carry out its purpose without any unexpected issues, as that is what maintenance is used to detect. If you have noticed that you are calling out the experts several times a month then there may be something more serious going on. Read on to find out a few reasons why your commercial roof may be requiring constant repair jobs… Hidden Leaks Moisture damage is no laughing matter which is why it is important to ensure that you respond swiftly if you discover evidence of a leak. After all, it can damage your roofing material, cause wooden beams to rot and even allow mould to develop inside a property. If you find that you are calling out the professionals to deal with these issues but they keep reappearing, a leak could be the culprit. Poor Installation Sometimes the cheapest deal on the market really is too good to be true and if you don’t vet your roofing contractor, you could end up with a cowboy roofing job. After all, a well installed commercial roof shouldn’t need the expertise of a professional for many years to come when it is well maintained. If you are carrying out constant repairs relating to your roofing material, a poor installation job could be the cause. Blocked Gutters Although it is technically not a part of your roof, your gutter should be given just as much attention. After all, if you don’t take care of them then they can start to have a nasty ripple effect on the health of [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Cause of Commercial Roofing Leaks

When it comes to roofing, you should ensure that you give it the full attention it requires. After all, neglect is a one way road to an unexpected repair bill or a full roofing replacement. Here at Valent Roofing, we deal with commercial roofing leaks on a regular basis, many of which can be easily prevented, and in this blog we have decided to go over some of the most common causes of this type of roofing damage. Read on to find out more information… General Wear and Tear As a roof ages, it begins to show signs of wear and tear that is expected by the roofing experts. After all, man-made items are susceptible to damage from the effects of mother nature. As a result of things like gaps in the roofing material , water is able to trickle into a property and cause moisture related damage. If your roof is particularly old, it may be more cost effective to consider a full replacement in order to prevent leaks. A Lack of Maintenance On the other hand, a young roof can begin to leak due to neglect and a lack of maintenance. As a property owner, it is your responsibility to call out the experts on a regular basis in order to ensure that your commercial roof is in full working order. The problem is that 70% of people do not do this, leaving their roof vulnerable to damage that goes undetected for months, or years, at a time. In fact, it is this damage that often results in leaks. Pooling Since the majority of commercials roofs are flat, they are vulnerable to something known as pooling. This occurs when rainwater is unable to [...]

By |October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Year Roofing Tips

The new year means new opportunities which is why a lot of people create a New Year’s resolution in order to help them stay on track and achieve everything that they would like to over the next 365 days. With this said, it can often cause us to put important odd jobs that need doing to the back of our mind and when this comes down to things like our roof, it can have disastrous consequences. Here are a few roofing top tips for the new year….   Gutters It is very important to ensure that your gutter is clean and cleared as a blockage will cause any excess rainwater to sit on top of your roof and this can result in the material weakening. After all, the last thing you want to deal with is a complete collapse of your roof down to irregular gutter maintenance and cleaning when it can be very easily avoided.   Pressure Washing Having a clean roof is not always the first thing on most people’s mind however for some it is a necessity. With this said, you should never pressure wash your roof as it can cause the decay process to kick in, loosen the material and remove its protective surface layer and a weak roof is not going to protect your home or business building very well.   Maintenance  Every so often throughout the year you will notice that your roof requires the odd job or professional assistance. Whilst it may not look like a big deal, it can be very important that you completely fix them sooner rather than later. This is because little problems can very easily become a big problem if you choose to [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making Your Roof Energy Efficient

Far too many people turn a blind eye to the damage that is inflicted upon the environment due to human activity. Not only are we on a journey towards making our planet inhabitable in the future; we are destroying wildlife, preventing new growth and literally sucking the life out of the earth. Luckily, there is still time to make a change and energy efficient roofing could be a positive step in the right direction. Read on to find out a few ways you can alter your roofing decisions in order to help the environment rather than destroy it… Colours The colour of your roof can play a big role in the amount of energy that you use and in order to ensure that this power consumption is environmentally friendly it is wise to make a few changes here and there. For example, in a colder climate it is wise to opt for a dark roof colour as this this absorbs as much heat as possible, keeping the home warmer and therefore requiring less energy and electricity. Insulation A good contractor will be able to provide high quality insulation when you require a brand new roof. After all, your roof is the first layer of defence against the external elements and a lack of insulation makes you vulnerable to the wrath of mother nature in all kinds of different ways. Insulation also works to regulate the temperature of the home so that you can use just the right amount of power and avoid pumping unnecessary gases into the atmosphere. Sustainability An energy efficient roof is also about the construction and the choice of materials that are used. After all, some materials are able to conserve more [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The FAQ’s of Roof Repairs

If you discover some pretty detrimental damage to your roof you will likely have to consult the help of a professional in order to organise a repair. After all, the longer you leave this damage the more expensive it will be to fix it. When it comes to a roof repair, it is likely that you may have a lot of budding questions and here at Valent Roofing, we love providing answers which is why we put together this FAQ blog… What needs to be repaired? Each roof repair is unique which means that your damage may be significantly different than a friend’s and the things that need to be repaired will differ from one another. For example, if you have a leaky roof, you will likely need to replace the material used and address the interior damage that was caused. On the other hand, missing slats will only require a replacement. What signs of damage should I look for? Catching roof damage before it become serious is the best thing that you can do however in order to do this you need to know what you are looking for. On a regular basis, check the shingles to see if there are any missing, especially after a storm. This way you can organise a replacement before a leak occurs. Can I repair my own roof? The roofing industry is a dangerous one which is why everyone who carries out work on them must be qualified. Due to this, nobody should try to fix their own roof. Not only do you not have the knowledge and experience necessary to complete the job, you can end up causing yourself a serious injury. Always call in the professionals [...]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments