The Versatility of Adjustable Support Pads

We are delighted to offer proven solutions to installation of timber decking on balconies and roof decks with the development of a flat-headed and joist-headed support pads, specifically for timber decking.

With the increasing amount of timber decks being laid, Wallbarn needed to ensure that its fast, simple and durable system of suspended deck finishing applied to timber as well as paving slabs.

Fixing Timber Decking Systems Has Never Been Easier

These support pads are similar to the ASP range, but manufactured with a set of joist peg fittings placed either 40mm or 60mm apart. The adjustable supports are placed 600mm apart and are adjusted to accommodate the fall in the roof deck, and the joist bearers are simply slotted between the joist holders, placed at 40mm or 60mm apart

Plain stackable support pads can only be altered in height by doubling, tripling in size or by adding shims of a few millimetres.

For roofs built to falls where there are changes in levels by a very small or irregular amount, where there is a continuous fall over a large area, or where there are multiple and complicated changes in the fall and levels across the roof – then the ASP range of Adjustable Support Pads are the perfect tools.

Time & Labour Saving Devices

Wallbarn’s ASP adjustable support pads are ideal as the stems pieces can be wound up and down to create level paving, saving a great deal of time and labour.

Plain stackable support pads can only be altered in height by doubling, tripling in size or by adding shims of a few millimetres.

For roofs built to falls where there are changes in levels by a very small or irregular amount, where there is a continuous fall over a large area, or where there are multiple and complicated changes in the fall and levels across the roof – then the ASP range of Adjustable Support Pads are the perfect tools.

To find more information about the versatility of adjustable support pads, please take a moment to check out the video below.

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Green Roof Guidance

Our friends over at http://www.buildingproducts.co.uk/ recently took an in-depth look into the growth of the green roof industry along with providing a little insight into the possible future for this highly beneficial industry.

Whilst the past 15 years has seen a steady increase throughout the green roofing industry, a lack of specific central government funding or incentives, has resulted in A Fully Installed Green Roofnational progress not being maximised.

However, some forward thinking local authorities have played a key role in helping to move the concept of green roofs into mainstream consideration for use in conjunction with urban projects due to the ability of established green roofs to offer an effective solution to main of the common problems associated with urban living, including storm water run-off, air pollution, the ‘heat island’ effect and loss of outdoor space.

Expected Growth

The article then turned its attention to the expected growth of the industry – “Green roofs have long been in use across Europe and the UK, but are still relatively new to many clients, specifiers and contractors. However, living roofs and walls will play a key role in helping to achieve the Mayor’s target to increase green cover in central London by 5% before 2030, with many other major UK cities expected to follow suit.

“The Greater London Authority’s Green Roof Map estimates that there are already 7000 green roofs in central London alone”

With space at a premium in cities, vegetated roofs, terraces and gardens are an important means of improving the environment and quality of life for London’s 13 million inhabitants. However, green roofs are far more than just a natural combatant to climate change. With millions of pounds spent on every central London development, they provide an excellent opportunity for the introduction of additional amenity spaces in spatially restricted sites.

Intensive roofs such as these have become an increasingly popular option, with biodiverse roofs and wildflowers used to create much needed habitats for bees, butterflies, birds and insects in condensed urban locations. These allow greater scope to create and grow more complex gardens with diverse vegetation and also require specialist green roof designers and installers to deliver them to a high standard.

Green Roofing Best Practices

The Green Roof Organisation (GRO) Code of Best Practice has been in place since 2011 and is now widely used across the industry. However, an increase in both the number of green roof specifications and their complexity has seen the industry demand a more clear and concise Code for specifiers and installers.

Under the revised guidance, the primary waterproofing layer has also been highlighted as fundamental to the performance of the roof as a whole. Additional guidance has been included for substrate installations, detailing the size of sacks required for certain projects and their subsequent disposal.

For more information on the best practices and the article in full, please check out the Building Products article by clicking here.