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How insulated gutters can help you meet upcoming Document L changes

Scott Quig, National Sales Manager at Corrivo, discusses how insulated gutter systems can help contractors meet new building regulations.   2022 is an important year for the construction industry. After the Government laid out their plans to reach Net Zero by 2050, we’re now seeing real legislation changes with amendments to Document L of the Building Regulations coming into place later in the year. The changes will place a greater emphasis on the energy performance of buildings, especially commercial ones, meaning contractors will have to use more thermally efficient products in order to meet new targets. With contract managers having to…

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Corrivo comes of age

Corrivo, fabricator of bespoke metal roofing products, has come of age as it celebrates its 21st birthday. The company started in 2000, the same year as the first episode of Big Brother aired on Channel 4, the London Eye took on its first paying passengers, and Corrivo’s Office Administrator Kenan was born. Since then, Corrivo has continued to manufacture flashings and gutters with fast turnaround times and the team has now grown from four to 25. “When Corrivo started, we had just four factory staff and one bending machine,” says Paul Foster, Managing Director at Corrivo Building Products. “Our team has…

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Trumpf Trubend 3100 machine

Trudy Trumpf joins Corrivo

Corrivo, fabricator of metal roofs, flashings and gutters for industrial buildings, adds ‘Trudy’ – a new Trumpf Trubend 3100 machine to its busy Burton factory. The bending machine, known as Trudy, is used in the manufacture of flashings and guttering in steel, aluminium and Fatra membrane. Trudy takes the number of machines at Corrivo to five, and was purchased to support our existing machines, one of which being George, an Edwards Pearson, which has been at the heart of the business since the company opened its doors 21 years ago. The new machine will significantly increase the company’s output, with it…

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A Guide to Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Without proper protection, rainwater can wreak havoc with your rooftop, so it’s important to install proper drainage channels and sturdy, reliable rainwater goods on your roof to prevent nasty leaks or water damage. But why stop at simply protecting your property from external water damage? By implementing a rainwater harvesting system, you can take advantage of any rainwater which happens to fall and turn it from a threat into a valuable asset. Benefits of rainwater harvesting systems Rainwater harvesting can bring a number of benefits to the home or business. Rainwater itself is a high quality water source and can be…

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A Guide to Metal Roofing

For many commercial and industrial buildings, metal roofing is proving to be extremely beneficial, making it a popular roofing choice across the country. This month we’re taking a look at metal roofing, explaining exactly what it is, the differences between materials, and some of the reasons you might think of having one installed in your building. Metal roofing materials Metal roofing can be made from a variety of materials including: steel, aluminium, copper and zinc alloys. Steel is the most frequently used material while aluminium is often used as a lightweight alternative – although it is slightly more prone to denting…

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Common Roofing Terms Explained

When the time comes to fix up, replace or update the roof of your business premises, it’s best to take every effort to avoid complications so you can ensure everything progresses as smoothly as possible without it taking valuable time away from the running of your business. Getting your head around the specialist terminology that comes with roof construction is a helpful way to prepare for the discussions that come when deciding, explaining and understanding what work needs to be carried out. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you understand some of the common terms of the roofing…

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Roof Flashings Explained

  Water damage can be a major cause of disruption to your business so it is important to take steps to prevent it from becoming a potentially detrimental factor. Roof flashing is incredibly important if you want to stop water from seeping through your roof and should be a priority for any commercial business. If you’re generally unfamiliar with roof flashings or how they can be used to protect your business, the team at Corrivo Building Products have put together this guide to roof flashings and how they could benefit you. What is roof flashing? Roof flashing is used as a…

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10 Common Commercial Roof Problems

  A problem with your roofing can be catastrophic, potentially costing a huge amount of money to repair or replace and resulting in a loss of profits if you are forced to close your business temporarily. Many of the problems that commercial roofing encounters can be prevented through proper care, so make sure you’re providing enough professional maintenance to your structure to ensure small faults are caught before they become costly problems. To help you know what to keep an eye on, the team here at Corrivo Building Projects have put together a list of 10 common commercial roof problems. Problem…

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What are the Different Types of Roof Flashing?

  Flashing is an important roof component that provides protection to your roof joints from water and weather damage. There are a few different varieties of flashing that can be used to address different problems or weak areas, so we’ve put together a run through of the different types of flashing available so you can make the best choice for your property. Material options Plastic: Plastic or PVC can be used for a strong, durable and waterproof flashing, but PVC cannot come into contact with asphalt, which may make it an unsuitable choice for some roofs. Roofing felt: Felt should only…

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Here at Corrivo Building Products Ltd, we have started a blog on which we will post regularly about industry updates, keeping our customers and others well informed on the building product industry. Keep an eye on this page for our posts, and learn for yourself all there is to know about building products.

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