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Building Products October 2017

40TH ANNIVERSARY | HAMBLESIDE DANELAW | ADVERTORIAL Celebrating over 40 years of roofing quality and innovation Hambleside Danelaw’s heritage of over 40 years in the roofing industry began in 1975 when it identified an opportunity to file a patent for an innovative GRP product. Since then, GRP technology has advanced and the company has established an enviable reputation for quality and product development while playing an active role in the establishment of British Standards and working extensively with key industry associations. Today, the company’s diversification has reached a point where it manufactures products for roofing of all types, pitched and flat, including rooflights, slate and tile roof accessories and flashings, GRP waterproofing systems and many lead replacement products. A number of products under the Danelaw brand introduced new, and now established materials and methods for use on slate and tile roofs, including many now familiar trademarked names, through to patented innovations ranging from over fascia ventilators, slate and slate ventilators, continuous soakers, bonding gutters, ridge and hip tile jointing gaskets for dry fix applications through to the ubiquitous and market leading dry fix valley trough range. Hambleside Danelaw’s designs seek to be as 40 BUILDING PRODUCTS | OCTOBER 2017 user friendly and universal as possible, and fit for long term service in an ever-changing roofing industry with developments in British Standards and changes in regulatory requirements. Danelaw continues to develop its already extensive range of products to meet market demands and for new ways of working and in an age of increasingly unpredictable and more extreme weather conditions. Now centred in Northamptonshire, the company has never been merely reactive to market trends. Indeed, it has developed an ability not just to adapt to changes in roofing practices but keep ahead of them through research and development leading to continued innovation. What sets the company apart is the contribution from personnel with decades of experience across a range of disciplines. As a result, the company holds a number of patents and develop the most extensive range of GRP products now manufactured on a new state of the art, continuous profiling production line installed in 2016. Sales and Marketing Director Ian Weakford explained, “Hambleside Danelaw has developed the capability to manufacture products to meet bespoke requirements and this owes much to the combined knowledge of individuals whose experience of the sector runs into many decades. Just as importantly, it has enabled us to form strong relationships with specifiers, contractors and distributors”. The development of a system specifically for flat and low pitch roofs was influenced heavily by a long-standing need for innovation in flat roofing. The continuing upward trend in property prices has encouraged owners to improve properties so there was clearly demand for building products which could offer long-term performance supported by meaningful guarantees. The move away from use of materials with limited serviceability has made flat and low pitch roofs desirable again for a wide range of contemporary HAMBLESIDE DANELAW


Building Products October 2017
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