The manufacturer says “switching to warm roofs and insulated gutters helps to reduce cold spots and thermal bridging and improves insulation, making a dramatic improvement on the performance of a building to meet these new targets.”
With changes to the Building Regulations, coming into force this year, Corrivo says it is helping roofing contractors meet the new standards with insulated gutters.
As part of the Government’s target of reaching Net Zero by 2050, there have been several changes to regulations, ensuring the construction industry is changing behaviours to reduce emissions. The biggest area of these regulations for the roofing industry is Document L.
Approved Document L of the Building Regulations focuses on the ‘Conservation of Fuel and Power’, meaning all construction projects will have to reduce their emissions significantly. The new changes will mean roofing contractors need to the meet the requirement that all non-dwelling flat roofs must achieve a U-value of 0.18 W/m2K.
Scott Quig, National Sales Manager at Corrivo, explained: “The changes to the Building Regulations affect the entire building envelope, meaning contractors will need to focus on delivering better insulated buildings. Looking at the products you install and the improvements which can be made is the best place to start to reduce our carbon footprint.
“Switching to warm roofs and insulated gutters helps to reduce cold spots and thermal bridging and improves insulation, making a dramatic improvement on the performance of a building to meet these new targets.
“On top of that, it’s important to get products from a trusted supplier. We make life easier for contracts managers by providing flashings, gutters and metal fabrications with super-fast turnaround times to help projects run on schedule.”