To support this new website RKD have transposed some of our blog and news articles from our previous website.

We will be focusing ongoing to provide new and interesting insights to our company, products, offers, tips, and general market feedback to update our web users and be integrating these with our social platforms.

Blog

How much will a new flat roof cost?

As a one-stop shop for all things flat roofing. Whether you are a tradesman or a DIYer, we’ve got everything you need to get your flat roof project off the ground and into the clouds.

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Blog

EPDM Rubber Roof Install Text Only

The RKD selection of ClassicBond Kits and membranes offer a fully-adhered system that will adhere to wood, wood fibreboard and lightweight concrete.
DO NOT apply to polystyrene insulation.

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Roofing Kits Direct maintain a UK Wide Service

RKD profess UK wide service and delivery. So we thought it would be a good idea to show this visually – here’s a map showing the spread of our most recent kit deliveries

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Latest

Roofing Kits Direct: Preparing for a Festive Season

As we approach the joyous holiday season, we at Roofing Kits Direct are excited to celebrate with you. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that this time of year brings a surge in demand for courier services.

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Fibreglass Roofing

Winter-Ready Fibreglass Flat Roofing Kits

As the temperature drops and winter sets in, it’s essential to ensure that your flat roof is equipped to withstand the harsh weather conditions. Roofing Kits Direct offers an innovative solution that goes beyond the traditional ‘winter-ready’ kits provided by the industry.

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The UK’s First Sustainable GRP Flat Roofing System.

RKD is fully aware of the Eco challenge the construction industry faces in becoming Net Carbon Zero by 2050.
In support of this goal we present a new more sustainable fibreglass option.

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4 Easy Winter Roof Maintenance Tips

It’s that time of year again, it rolls around quickly!

Your home will be one of the biggest investments of your lifetime so we have some top tips to help maintain your home

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Are flat roofs bad? – Flat Roof

What is a flat roof? A flat roof is a roof which is almost level in contrast to the many types of sloped roofs. The slope of a roof is properly known as its pitch and flat roofs have up to approximately 10°. Flat roofs are an ancient form mostly used in arid climates and allow the roof space to be used […]

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What is an outbuilding?

An outbuilding is a building that has been constructed in the garden of a property. They are most often used as storage buildings or garages, but they can also be used for other purposes such as offices, man caves, living spaces and much more. 

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What is GRP Roofing?

GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Plastic, which can also be referred to as Fibreglass, Composite Plastic and FRP (Fibreglass-Reinforced Polymer)
GRP is a lightweight yet strong building material that resists corrosion and is extremely versatile.

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Fibreglass Roofing

Common Flat Roofing Mistakes

At RKD we believe we are truly on hand every step on the way when installing our products, this is evident when looking at our customer’s roofs. Although we supply full and comprehensive installation guides, we will always advise our customers…

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Comprehensive Guide to Making a Rubber Repair to a Rubber Roof

Rubber roofs, particularly those made from EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), are highly durable and long-lasting. However, like any roofing material, they can suffer from damage due to weather conditions, punctures, or wear over time.

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Top 10 Rubber Roofing FAQS

What is rubber roofing, and why is it popular among DIYers? Rubber roofing, also known as EPDM roofing, is a type of roofing material made from synthetic rubber compounds.

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Love is in the Air: Your Feedback on Fibreglass Roofing and Rubber Roofing Kits

As February unfolds and love fills the air, we find ourselves reflecting on the warmth and support we receive from our customers. In this season of gratitude, we want to explore the significance of feedback and reviews for our family-run business. We specialise in fibreglass and rubber roofing kits, that are ready to go.

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Rubber or Fibreglass Flat Roof

Equally ideal materials and here’s why: Flat roofing has gained immense popularity in the UK, thanks to its durability and cost-effectiveness. In this blog post, we will delve into the flat roofing industry in the UK, exploring statistics, lifespan, and the advantages of two popular flat roofing materials: rubber and fibreglass. Statistics on Flat Roofs […]

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Rubber Roofing

The Benefits of Rubber Roofing in the UK: A Durable and Sustainable Choice

When it comes to roofing materials, rubber is increasingly gaining popularity in the UK. Rubber roofing offers a range of advantages that make it an attractive choice for both residential and commercial properties. From its exceptional durability to its eco-friendly nature, rubber roofing provides numerous benefits that make it a top contender in the roofing […]

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Is a fibreglass roof better than an EPDM roof?

Well here’s a question we get asked quite frequently. In frankness, it’s all in personal perception and the project you are envisaging. Both systems have first-class waterproofing qualities.

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What is a Geotextile underlay used for on an EPDM roof?

1. The Geotextile fleece underlay can be used on top of the rubber membrane to protect it from sharp objects when it is planned to cover the membrane with pebbles for fire protection.

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Rubber Roofing

EPDM Rubber Roofing Chapter 3- M2 based EPDM kits

RKD has launched an upgraded range of 1.2mm and 1.5mm Rubber Roofing Kits in square meter component form. In essence, we have combined our separate ranges of kits into two all-purpose offerings which are ideal.

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Rubber Roofing

EPDM Rubber Roofing Chapter 2 – Tell me about EPDM

We would back EPDM as being one of the most the simplest materials to install as the average DIY’er or qualified installer. You’ll find most retailers provide manuals and videos to help along the process.

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