Year: 2015

New Case Study on Percy Street, Dublin

Meltedsnow on Percy Street

Dryseal was chosen as the roofing system of choice for a design house on Percy Lane, Dublin. The GRP fibreglass roof was specified by Meltedsnow Architects, an extremely reputable local Architects Practice. The project includes detailing around a large architectural rooflight.

Read about the project here.

How to avoid common pitfalls with your flat roof

Even as a leading roofing materials manufacturer, we have to admit that ‘flat’ roofs are not always attractive and can be troublesome. However, a water-tight flat roof is an absolute essential for peace of mind.

You may think that the goal of a fully sealed flat roof is a simple proposition, but common pitfalls are:

  • Inadequate design
  • Insufficient insulation
  • Unsightly edge details
  • Poorly sealed junctions and abutments
  • Poorly trained and inexperienced ‘roofers’

What most home owners want is a good looking reliable roof

It doesn’t seem a lot to ask, does it? Very often, what they get is a disappointing and problematic, not to mention, expensive liability. Poorly installed and badly finished roofs not only put your property at risk but can also badly let down its appearance. They can lead to expensive running repairs and reduced property value.

Poorly installed, uneven and messy felt roofing is seen all too often.

Poor details in roof construction are the most common reasons for water ingress into a property. Because of the fact that with many roof covering systems, detailing has to be decided upon as the job progresses, potential problems aren’t always thought through.

With Dryseal, good, robust, weather tight detailing comes as standard

This unique mechanically fixed GRP (fibreglass) roofing system comes with a comprehensive range of pre-formed trims which can accommodate even the most complex detailing requirements ….. Simply, effectively and reliably.

Dryseal offers:

  • Crisp clean lines
  • Proven weather-tight detailing
  • Robustness – a roof covering that also looks good
  • Thermal reliability – a system that copes with thermal movement without problems
  • Assurance – insurance backed guarantee of water tightness for 20 years

All this can be achieved by contacting one of our many trained Dryseal specialist installers who can be found online at Dryseal Approved Contractors.

Dryseal. Dependable detailing.

For further details on Dryseal, please contact the team by telephone: 01327 701900, or by email:


Revised Building Regulations in Ireland

A certificate of compliance must now be signed off in order to comply with the revised Irish building regulations. Specialist sub-contractors must take responsibility for their applications. Furthermore, Contractors must check specialist sub-contractor’s work, and sign this off to accept and the products they are using adhere to the new regulations, under the four organisations who act as Design Certifiers and Assigned Certifiers:

  • The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI)
  • Engineers Ireland (EI)
  • The Royal Institution of Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
  • The Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (SCSI)

Revises to the regulations are described by The Engineers of Ireland:

“The Ancillary Certificates are required to be signed off by a Principal or Director of the company employing the individual who prepared the Ancillary Certificate. The selection of the person who signs off on the Ancillary Certificate is a matter for the company concerned in compliance with their own Professional Indemnity Insurance.”

Dryseal is a fully compliant system for three reasons. Firstly, Hambleside Danelaw offers manufacturer training in specialist training centres, Dryseal holds BBA certification, and finally it holds an insured installed guarantee. Thus, even once fitted, the guarantee covers the material and the installation, which is not commonplace for roofing systems. In recent months, Dryseal has been used as the favourable roofing system as there is no grey area with Dryseal; it simply complies with all the revised regulations.

To read about the changes to the Irish Building Regulations, please visit:


For more information on Dryseal, or to become an approved contractor, please email

New Building Regulations increase Dryseal demand….

February 2015 saw the third Dryseal training course completed at P Q Fibreglassing’s premises in Co Longford. This reflects the sustained demand across Ireland from contractors wanting to have access to the growing Dryseal brand.

Our new Irish contractors are impressed with the quality of support and technical back-up provided by Hambleside Danelaw, unlike many ‘wet lay’ GRP system manufacturers. They believe that the pre-cured Dryseal system, complete with a 20 year ‘leak free’ guarantee, BBA certification and full technical support, offers a much better proposition for customer and installer alike.

John Godley, Technical Manager, said that “All five of the newly trained companies achieved a very high quality standard and I was delighted to learn that Kevin McGowran of K M Builders started a 100 m2 Dryseal job two days after the training course”. Leo Collins Construction also have work to start, with site assistance and supervision provided by Dryseal’s Approved Distributor for Ireland, PQ Fibreglassing.

PQ Fibreglassing’s Managing Director, Phil Boardman said: “we welcome Neil Sheridan from Co. Monaghan, Leo Collins of Newry, Regan Roofing and K M Builders from Dublin. Lastly, Wexford Timber Frame Homes, seeking a top quality roofing system to complement their high standard of timber frame product.”

Andy Fell, Dryseal Manager said: “we are pleased to now be able to offer the Dryseal system across Ireland via one of twelve Approved Contractors. We’re delighted at the continued high level of interest in Dryseal and fully expect demand to continue to grow as it has done over the last two years, especially in view of the 2014 stringently enforced Building Regulation changes”.

Hambleside Danelaw Ltd, Long March, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4NR