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Forward Labs’ Cheaper Solar Roof

14th June 2017 by in category blog tagged as , , , , , ,

Solar roof design claims to be a third cheaper than Elon Musk’s version There could be a mini price war in the field of solar roof design. Elon Musk is in pole position with his design. A second company is in the running for a slice of the solar action: from Palo Alto, California, is […]

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Green Roof Planned for Motorway Services

11th April 2017 by in category blog tagged as , , , ,

New Motorway Services Area for A1(M) to have a green roof The Motorway Services Area: both a help and a hinderance in equal measure. For rest and recuperation, good for a quick drink. Not so good if you’re on a budget and begrudge paying next to millions for a cup of coffee. Green spaces (or […]

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Becoming an Industrial Roofer

14th February 2017 by in category blog tagged as , , , , ,

How to become an industrial roofer At this time of writing, the GCSE examinations are months away. This is a good time for considering your next career move and as to whether work or college is right for you. You might want to do a bit of both and consider an apprenticeship. You may be […]

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New Roof Key to Paull Tower Restoration Work

11th February 2017 by in category blog tagged as , , , , , ,

How Paull Tower is set to benefit from a new roof as part of its restoration work If you take the ferry from Hull to Rotterdam, the last things you see from the Humber estuary are a chemical plant and a few picturesque villages. Minutes before reaching Spurn Head as you look north is the […]

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Asbestos Roofing: The Risks

9th February 2017 by in category blog tagged as , , , , ,

How asbestos roofing, if disturbed, can be dangerous In the early part of the 20th century Asbestos was deemed a ‘wonder material’. Its insulation properties are unrivalled owing to their heat and water resistance. So much so that asbestos roofing was a popular option for industrial buildings. It is good for protecting electrical installations from […]

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Video: Urban Explorers Seen at Selhurst Park

23rd January 2017 by in category blog tagged as , , , , , , ,

YouTube footage of urban explorers seen scaling the roof and stands of Crystal Palace’s home You may have heard of something called urbex, an abbreviation of urban exploration. Urban explorers take great delight in exploring derelict buildings, in spite of the obvious risks. They may be seen underground exploring drainage channels, or climb on factory […]

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Rubber Roof Solution for Home of Golf

16th January 2017 by in category blog tagged as , , , , , ,

How a rubber roof at St. Andrews Old Course will offer protection from flying golf balls St. Andrews Old Course: it’s the spiritual home of golf. For golf enthusiasts around the world, it is a popular place of pilgrimage. Its birthplace was The Old Course which includes the infamous Road Hole, the devilishly difficult seventeenth […]

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Merry Christmas To All Our Customers

16th December 2016 by in category blog tagged as , , , ,

KC Smith wishes all customers old and new a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year We at KC Smith Industrial Roofing and Cladding wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Many thanks for your continued custom and here’s to a peaceful 2017. Whatever you are doing this Christmas or in […]

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What is a Cool Roof?

14th December 2016 by in category blog tagged as , , , , , , ,

A quick plain English guide about cool roof systems Hey, that roof really suits your home, three different tile colours… Wow, that is a cool roof. I’m glad you agree. Spent tens of thousands on this beauty. Ethically sourced tilework, goes well with the Accrington brick. Each slate personally signed by Nick Knowles. No way… […]

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There’s a Green Roof Far Away

1st December 2016 by in category blog tagged as , , , , , , ,

What is a Green Roof and why are they rising in popularity? Over the last decade, you may have come across what is known as a green roof. Unlike a common and garden industrial roof, it is one that is topped with vegetation. There is also a growing medium, which enables the roof to keep […]

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