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Hambleside Danelaw renew membership with SBD

Hambleside Danelaw is one of the latest companies to renew their membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative.

Hambleside Danelaw provides roofing solutions to customers in three specialised areas; pitched roofing and ventilation, industrial GRP rooflights, and GRP flat roofing. With over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, the company have unrivalled expertise when it comes to the development, manufacturing and distribution of premium quality products.

Hambleside Danelaw’s Building Products story began in 1975, when an investment opportunity presented itself in the form of a patent for an innovative glass reinforced polyester (GRP) roofing product.

A year later, Hambleside Manufacturing Limited was established; to formally produce and market the GRP products.

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After diversifying into rooflights and cladding, in 1983 the company began manufacturing valley gutters for a Daventry-based new client, Danelaw Laminates Limited. Having worked closely for several years, discussions on a merger took place between the two companies, and a deal was done in 1992. Subsequently, Hambleside Danelaw was born.

Hambleside Danelaw’s Dryseal GRP Roofing System has achieved Police Preferred Specification. It offers a versatile roofing solution which lends itself to heritage projects which require intricate detailing, compatibility with differing substrates and an effective lead replacement or copper replacement.

Designed for flat and low-pitched roofs, Dryseal is manufactured from high-grade polyester resins and glass reinforcement (AKA fibreglass or GRP). Unlike traditional wet lay GRP systems, Dryseal is manufactured as a pre-cured kit using sophisticated processes in controlled factory conditions. This kit, containing preformed component trims and flat sheeting, is quickly and easily installed on-site to form the roof membrane.

It is produced in the UK and serves as an ideal alternative to lead, as it doesn’t attract thieves and is far more cost-efficient.

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Ian Weakford, Sales and Marketing Director at Hambleside Danelaw said: “Unfortunately, lead theft from roofs continues to be a wide spread problem. SBD approval for our Dryseal GRP roofing system provides additional peace of mind to the building owner, insurer and occupier. It serves as an ideal alternative to lead and it doesn’t attract thieves as, unlike lead, GRP has no residual commercial value”.

SBD Development Officer Doug Skins said: "I’m delighted that Hambleside Danelaw are continuing their membership with Secured by Design. They have been valued members since 2012 with their Dryseal GRP Roofing System having achieved Police Preferred Specification. The theft of lead from roofs continues to be a problem across the country and I look forward to working with Hambleside Danelaw over the coming years".