Sharman’s Carbon Reduction Plan

The construction industry contributes to 39% of global emissions. This includes concrete, transport and steel! In the UK steel has been used to construct 90%+ of industrial roof systems. Properly maintaining this steel to achieve our carbon reduction goals is therefore more important now than ever before.

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A typical steel roof system in the UK when refurbished instead of replaced is the most sustainable option.

Sustainable roof refurbishments

Instead of quick fixes, patch repairs or even over-sheeting, building owners should consider refurbishment first. Patch repairs don’t last and over-sheeting contributes to carbon output.

You might think replacing the roof may make your building more energy efficient. However, there are a number of things to consider. The raw materials are sourced, manufactured and transported to the site. All of this adds to the carbon footprint of the project.

Refurbishing your roof system with HD Sharmans products is by far the most sustainable option. Their Delcote® and Seamsil®100 systems come with between 15 and 25 year manufacturer guarantees.

Refurbishing a metal roof using Sharmans roof refurbishment systems incurs 5x less embodied carbon compared with roof replacement

Carbon reduction with Delcote® and Seamsil®100

Here are D&D Coatings we use Sharmans market leading roof coating systems, Delcote® and Seamsil®100. This equips us with a BBA approved carbon reduction coating system to restore commercial roof structures back up to standard.

Performance is guaranteed with BBA and AA fire certification, providing a metal roof coating system that is designed to extend the life and sustainability of the building.

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HD Sharman’s full roof coating system.

Buildings are currently responsible for 39% of global energy related carbon emissions: 28% from operational emissions, from energy needed to heat, cool and power them, and the remaining 11% from materials and construction.

Sharmans product guarntees include

  • Plygene Gutterline System: 25 years
  • Seamsil 100 Cut Edge Corrosion System: 15 years
  • Delcote Architectural Full Roof Coating System: 25 years
  • Delcote GS Gutter Coating System: 10 years
  • Delglaze Rooflight Coating System: 10 years
  • Seamsil 400 Bolt Encapsulation System: 12 months

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