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Prestigious Cheshire Developer PH Properties Choose Kytun Dry Verge Solution

PH Homes Cheshire
05 December 2018

The Kytun Slate Dry Verge was used on a PH Homes project in Macclesfield, Cheshire in conjunction with Liberty Roofing. This is one of the most anticipated developments by PH Properties and was designed by renowned classical architect Robert Adam. The unique and innovative Kytun Dry Verge solution was included throughout the houses in this development.

The project is a high-end development at Alderley Park consisting of 37 new homes with access and landscaping as standard. Along with this, there will be new internal roads, boundary treatments and associated landscaping/infrastructure. This exclusive residential development offers three distinct styles of residency in a collection of homes, beautifully designed by internationally renowned architect Robert Adam and beautifully created by luxury developer PH Homes.

The Kytun specification team worked with the local outlet of Burton Roofing (Stockport) to ensure prompt and efficient delivery to the client.

Kytun Slate Dry Verge is an ideal solution as it provides complete protection from rain and wind uplift. The patented 'Drip System’ means that self-drainage of rain water into the gutter takes place. This product is available in aluminium with a 30-year durability and 20-year colouring warranty and in steel with a 20-year durability and colour warranty. They are manufactured to stand the test of time.

Our products are produced at our manufacturing plant in Donegal, Ireland to BS8612 (Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling) and BS5534 (Slating and Tiling) standards and provide a number of key advantages over the traditional mortar fix roof systems, including:

  • Straightforward installation
  • Minimal labour costs
  • Longer roof lifespan
  • No water penetration
  • No wind uplifts
  • Locks slate/tiles & ridges on roof

Alderley Park is a unique location and one of Manchester’s most desirable, within minutes of Cheshire’s social HUB, Alderley Edge.

Check out range of premium roofing products available from Kytun.

Kytun Provides Dry Roofing Solution for Keepmoat Homes Residential Development in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Slate Dry Verge V2
05 October 2018

We supplied our client, Keepmoat Homes, a large order of Slate Dry Verge T2 for a large residential housing development in Edinburgh. This was the ideal product for the project as Keepmoat required a slate-friendly solution that will withstand high wind speeds and a high volume of rainfall without compromising on durability.

The product was supplied via our partners at Rinus to Town and Country Roofing.

The project is being completed for the Council of Edinburgh and will provide a large number of residential housing units at Calder Road in North Sighthill when finished. Along with housing, there will also be associated works of car parks and landscaping works. Keepmoat is one of the largest residential building developers in the UK. We provided our Aluminium Slate Dry Verge (T2) in black.

Click here to order Slate Dry Verge T2

Our Advantages

Our products are manufactured at our plant in Donegal, Ireland to BS8612 (Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling) and BS5534 (Slating and Tiling) standards and offer a number of advantages over the traditional mortar method for fix roof systems, including:

  • Simple installation
  • Lower labour costs
  • Increased roof lifespan
  • Zero water penetration
  • No wind uplifts
  • Secures slate/tiles & ridges on roof

Our Warranties

Kytun provides a range of guarantees and warranties that other manufacturers do not offer, including:

  • 30-year Aluminium Durability Warranty
  • 20-year Aluminium Colour Warranty
  • 20-year Steel Durability Warranty
  • 20-year Steel Colour Warranty

Providing the Perfect Solution Aluminium Ridge Capping Solution

Aluminium Ridge Capping Solution
09 July 2018

In order to address the needs of the client our team of engineers sat down with the Roofing contractor and we planned a bespoke production of verge trim with 0.98mm thickness.

After the design and testing process were able to provide the contractor with exactly what they needed and they ordered Verge Trim and Apex to complete the finish on the newly-built homes. This was the first time that we produced the Apex piece. This is no standard in our product and provides a neat and aesthetically-pleasing finish at the apex.

The development boasts some of the first homes in the new town of Northstowe, located eight miles from Cambridge and close to the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway. With shops, local services, health, education and leisure facilities. The town was designed to be complete community with a network of cycling and walking routes, plus a new link road connecting the town centre to the A14.

Aluminium Ridge Capping provides a cost-effective alternative to traditional tile or slate ridge. The products are available for use with either Slates, Tiles and almost any roofing application. It provides a neat, maintenance free, lightweight and totally weatherproof finish to your roof.

  • Advantages of Using Aluminium Roofing Products
  • Lightweight and Durable
  • Easy and quick to install
  • Requires no maintenance once installed
  • Extensive range of colours available
  • Less obtrusive than traditional ridges for bay and conservatory roofs

We were impressed with the flexibility shown by Kytun in order to meet our specific needs. They were always available to discuss our requirements from initial contact, through the design process, up to the final installation of the Slate Dry Verge solution. We have been provided with a strong and durable product that will stand the test of time and we look forward to working with Kytun again in the future.

Steve Manning JSJ Roofing

We were happy to work with JSJ Roofing, providing them with the perfect solution for their project. It is always our aim to provide our customer with a product of the highest standard possible in line with their needs.

Hugh Harkin Kytun Technical & Innovation Manager

The New BS8612 Standard for Dry Roofing Products

L-R Hugh Harkin, Technical Manager & Pauric Hilferty, Sales Manager
20 March 2018

The use of dry fix systems has significantly increased over the past few years, mainly due to new technical standards from the NHBC and the revised BS 5534, brought about by an increase in warranty claims in the construction sector and concerns about extreme weather.

However, while there has been an ongoing focus on the benefits of dry fix generally, this has led to a lack of understanding on the differences in the performance and reliability of dry fix systems. In fact, we recently conducted research which showed that more than one tenth of specifiers believe all fittings and systems are “pretty much the same”.

This is cause for concern because, while there has been an insurgence of dry fix products and systems into the market since the 1980s, not all perform to the same level. The inconsistency in component quality within dry fix systems has led to some reported product failures, such as ridge tiles not being fixed securely enough and ridge rolls not sticking to the roof tiles properly.

The concern surrounding this issue has led to the BSI roofing committee, which includes representatives from the NHBC, developing a new British Standard specifically for dry fix systems. This is the first time a statutory instrument to govern the products will be in place.

The new Standard is called BS 8612 and came into force at the end of 2017. It will ensure consistency of quality across products by defining the standards the materials are required to meet, i.e. performance, durability, mechanical fixing, weather tightness etc. At the moment it looks set to include verges, ridges and hips but not valleys or eaves.

As one of the first manufacturers to introduce dry fix more than 30 years ago, with our Universal Dry Verge System, we fully support the new Standard. We believe that, like BS 5534, it will further help to make pitched roofing in the UK more secure.

Although the new Dry Fix Standard isn’t due to be introduced until the end of this year, there are some steps that can be taken now to reduce risks. For instance, by using an established dry fix manufacturer with experience in accessories and tiles and by properly considering the quality of products and the testing the systems and their components have been through, specifiers and contractors can protect their reputation and their liability for a project. This can also help reduce call backs and ensure they are future proofed and ready for when the new Standard comes in.

Pictured: L-R Hugh Harkin Technical Manager & Pauric Hilferty Sales Manager
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