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Spring maintenance for your roof

Spring is finally upon us, and, after what feels like the wildest winter on record, we could not be more pleased to welcome its arrival....

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New Year, New Training Courses

Since our launch in 1975, we’ve been helping surveyors, specifiers, architects, building managers, and contractors tackle the most common of construction challenges with comprehensive training...

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Wind Uplift: How to Protect Your Flat Roof

After the recent, significant damage to buildings inflicted by Storm Arwen at the end of November 2021, we decided to share some information about the...

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Paintings, coatings and application: Why temperature, dew point & drying time matters

All contractors will tell you, waterproofing a flat roof in the depths of winter can be no easy task. From rain, frost, higher levels of...

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Everything you need to know about treating cut edge corrosion

We’re at the cutting edge of cut edge corrosion. With over 40 years of coating experience behind us, we’re here to help you understand this...

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What to consider when choosing a balcony waterproofing system

In a recent LinkedIn poll, we reached out to surveyors, building managers and contractors to identify the main considerations when deciding to waterproof balconies. From...

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Poor drainage: what you can do to protect your flat roof

In a recent LinkedIn Poll, we asked our followers to identify the most common faults they’d experienced with flat roofs - and now, the results...

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Continuing Professional Development: What and Why is CPD Important in the Buildings Sector?

CPD isn’t a one-time thing - quite the opposite, in fact. Particularly within the construction and building maintenance sectors, there are certain aspects of the...

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What to Consider in a Roof Coatings Waterproofing Solution

When choosing a roof waterproofing system, what’s the most important factor you consider? Waterproofing your commercial roof is not only vital for the overall structural...

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The Importance of Flame Retardant Paint: What is it & Why is Matters?

Safety in any environment is important. Within the high-rise housing sector however, this concept is demanding particular attention. As part of this, one of the...

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Understanding the fire risk of multi-layered paint

At Tor Coatings we have been making fire resistant coatings for 40 years and we have the UK’s most comprehensive range of Class 0 internal...

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No Joints, No Leaks – A Guide to Elastaseal Z

When it comes to maintaining weathered, worn or damaged roofs, leaking is often a major concern for building managers and a common issue encountered by...

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