Swift Success for Manthorpe’s Conservation Efforts

At Manthorpe Building Products, we are committed to designing and manufacturing innovative solutions that promote sustainability and environmental conservation. One of our flagship products, the Swift Nesting Brick, provides essential nesting sites for the declining swift population, offering a unique solution for integrating bird-friendly housing into new residential developments. Recently, we had the opportunity to […]

Roof moisture problems and solutions

Why is roof ventilation required? Thorough roof ventilation in buildings is required for a number of reasons, each with possible effects and consequences. Like most parts of a house or commercial property, the roof needs to ‘breathe’ via the use of airflow through the roof space, while preventing the ingress of driving rain, insects and […]

All-in-one RealRidge

All-in-one RealRidge is the bestselling dry ridge system from Mayan roofing systems. The beautiful, eye-catching ridge system is part of the RealRidge range, the only ridges made of natural slate for a premium appearance.  The modern RealRidge range of products has been in development for many years. The patented built-in connector system means they are […]

Ventilation of Ground Gases in Residential Buildings: An Essential Guide for Housebuilders

The publication of the NHBC Hazardous ground gas – an essential guide for housebuilders has shed light on the critical importance of effective ventilation systems in residential buildings with an emphasis on the significance of subfloor ventilation systems and the use of air bricks and underfloor vents as being the most reliable methods for removing […]

Tile Ventilators

The latest government initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions in buildings can have a direct and significant impact on the risk of condensation. For example, tighter building envelopes with enhanced insulation and airtightness are effective in reducing heat loss and energy consumption, but they can also trap moisture inside buildings. Also, the adoption of high-efficiency […]

Mayan – Case Study July 2023

Products:Mayan ArmouredSlate Low Pitch Roofing SystemMayan RealVergeMayan All-in-One RealRidgeSSQ Riverstone Ultra slates Project:Wrap around, lean-to extension. Coastal region, Weymouth, Dorset. Existing roof:Built 10 years ago, in order to overcome an issue with a side entrance door, the construction of this roofwas modified which subsequently resulted in the roof being pitched at 10 degrees rather than […]

Discover 5 beautifully restored historic buildings

See how these heritage buildings’ roof renovations brought new life to these old gems of British architecture. Britain’s architects, contractors and developers are on a mission to create the built environment of the future – but that doesn’t mean leaving our past behind. Alongside the push to build new residential, commercial and public buildings that […]

Solar adoption in 2023

How many solar installations are there in the UK? From the newly updated figures from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [1], Marley has analysed the latest solar photovoltaic deployment data to reveal the adoption of solar and record installation across the UK. The new figures paint a picture of the uptake in solar […]

How to Use Hambleside Danelaw Hub

Since the launch of the Hambleside Danelaw Hub 18 months ago, both contractors and merchants alike have benefitted from the learning courses available on the platform.  Since its inception, new courses have been added, covering both underlays and tile ventilators; with more being developed for release this year. So what is the Hub? An easy-to-use […]