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Read all about school roof repair and refurbishment, how you can apply for funding and what to expect.

Poor Roof Installation – what can go wrong

When you commission a team to survey, design and install a replacement roof you rely on their trustworthiness and competency, forming an unbreakable chain of trust throughout the process. Here’s a story about a roof we inspected where a link in the chain was broken.

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Why Flat Roofs Leak – 7 Reasons

Why Flat Roofs Leak – 7 Reasons

If you’re a headteacher or school business manager for a school that wasn’t built relatively recently, you’ll have flat roofs. But why do some flat roofs leak, and can be done to prevent it? This article looks at the most common causes of flat roof failure so that you...

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CIF Surveys: Don’t Leave it Too Late!

You know how you can spot the student who has spent hours on his homework, and the student who has rushed and spent only a few minutes? It’s not hard to tell the difference: The deadline for submitting an application for this year’s round of Condition Improvement Fund...

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What is Causing the Stained Ceiling?

What is Causing the Stained Ceiling?

As most of you are aware I have been conducting various CIF bid surveys over the last week or so – bids for the government’s Condition Improvement Fund for Academies and Sixth Form Colleges. One of the most common features we come across in our inspections are stained...

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Reroofing a School Building During Term Time

Reroofing a School Building During Term Time

Having contractors in at your school it is always a challenging experience, never mind during term time. A good construction team can make all the difference. In this article in our series about a live school roof refurbishment project we talk to Geoff Robinson,...

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Live Blogging a Darlington School Roof Replacement

Live Blogging a Darlington School Roof Replacement

After the huge success of our posts last year chronicling the roof repairs to an Academy school roof in Yorkshire, we’re doing it again this year, but for a school which is being repaired during term time. Many thanks to the business manager of this school in...

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