The Future of Roofing: Why Attention to Detail is Vital

Warm roof detail with parapet.

The roofing sector is going through big changes, and Tecron is as excited as anyone about the prospect of energy-neutral buildings becoming the standard in housing and building.

However, roofing and construction professionals will want to take care to make sure changes are looked at from a ‘big picture’ point of view, including consideration of impacts elsewhere in a structure to avoid changing standards impacting the performance of a building.

We asked Tecron’s Technical Manager, David Corless, to explain more and give an essential, real world example of this requirement…

Weak Points and Critical Junctions in Buildings

David explained that changing norms in construction are welcome but it should be kept in mind that these have a ‘knock-on effect’ construction professionals will need to plan for: “In a world of ever-increasing demands on the performance of buildings to provide comfortable and sustainable living for inhabitants, now and into the future, it is imperative that details are focused upon at known weak points and critical junctions in buildings. 

“Over the years the regulations have moved on to meet standards of living and

energy reduction in the running of a building. This has had a knock-on effect that buildings are now warmer and more airtight than ever before.

“This is all excellent progress and giving a clear vision for the goal of energy-neutral dwellings becoming the norm in overall housing and building stocks.”

One example of areas where thinking about knock-on effects must be considered is insulation, thermal bridging and condensation.

David outlined why these are now essential factors: “Insulation thicknesses have grown from a mere 50mm being the norm to now 200mm being the norm on flat roof projects.”

“Whilst this is admirable and part of the goal, consideration has to be given to the surrounding substrates and fixings to what this elevation of standards in building performance will actually do.”

He added that “thermal bridging on wooden substrates like plywood and joists now becomes a factor and must be considered when buildings are being designed”. 

“The hard and fast rule of thumb is that the insulations in the building need to meet one another. An example of this is flat roof insulation on a roof behind parapet walls that need to be continued on the vertical and across the top of the wall to touch the cavity wall insulation. 

“This prevents thermal bridging which presents itself visibly as condensation. This becomes a major problem post-build as now there are elements saturated in the roof build up and interior of the building.”

Tecron’s Technical Manager and specialist concluded this is “merely one example of considerations that need to be looked at” in building projects going forward.

 

Questions? Ask Tecron

We’re renowned for supporting construction professionals with expert, helpful personal advice – that’s just one of the reasons why Tecron has been growing fast across Ireland. To speak to a Tecron roofing and constructions specialist simply phone +353 91 353 545 or email sales@tecron.ie and tell us about your next project. We’ll be happy to help.

Meeting Team Tecron: James Concannon, Finance Manager

Pat and James meet youth players of the Co. Clare GAA team.

At Tecron, we believe our team is our greatest asset, and today, we’re excited to introduce you to a key member of our family: James Concannon, our esteemed Finance Manager. With over 25 years of experience in financial control, James brings a wealth of knowledge, dedication, and a unique perspective to our team.

Let’s dive into his world, both professional and personal, to understand what makes him an integral part of the Tecron family.

Professional Insights

A Day in the Life at Tecron

James starts his day by checking the schedule, planning, and prioritising tasks. His role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, from managing daily and monthly financial tasks to liaising with the Sales and Purchasing Managers. 

He ensures the smooth operation of banking and all other financial aspects of the company. Regular meetings with one of the directors to discuss business and future plans are a staple in his routine. “I generally meet with one of the Directors at Tecron to discuss the business and company future plans,” says James.

What Makes the Role Exciting?

For James, the variety each day brings is what he loves most about his role. Despite his extensive experience, he finds himself continually learning and growing, which keeps his job both challenging and rewarding.

“Every day is varied,” he explains. “I’ve worked as a Financial Controller for over 25 years, and I’m still learning!”

Why Work at Tecron?

James values Tecron for its progressive nature and the dynamic interaction with colleagues. He appreciates the company’s commitment to maintaining a healthy work-life balance, which resonates deeply with his personal values.

Behind the Professional: Life Outside Work

A sports enthusiast through and through, James enjoys playing indoor soccer and keeping fit. He’s a dedicated supporter of West Ham and Galway GAA and is deeply involved with his local Claregalway GAA Club. Notably, he manages the U17 Boy’s Football Team.  James was manager when Claregalway claimed an impressive victory in the 2022  All-Ireland Feile ‘A’ Competition.  The team was proudly sponsored by Tecron.

However, that’s not all there is to say about James. Here’s a bit of a Q&A with the man himself:

If you could live anywhere, where would it be? 

Honestly wouldn’t live anywhere else other than Galway.  During the summer, I’d consider Lumbarda Village on Korcula island. Croatia is brilliant to visit!

What is your dream job?

To manage the Galway Senior Football Team.

What skill would you most like to learn?

How to answer ‘meet the team’ questions!

What is your favourite quote?

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.”

What is your favourite song to turn up full blast on a long drive?

‘Debaser’ by Pixies.

You can only have one meal for the rest of your life, what is it?

Grilled salmon!

You can invite one famous person, living or dead, to your dinner party. Who would you invite and why?

Muhammad Ali. He lived his life, became the best he could be and would be entertaining!

If you won the lottery today, what would be the first thing you would buy?

A new Land Rover Defender.

You’re marooned on a desert island. What one item would you bring to keep yourself entertained?

A sail boat.  

Looking to Elevate Your Career? Let’s Talk!

Interested in joining a team where your passions and career can thrive side by side? Check out our career opportunities and become a part of our growing family. Visit Tecron Careers to learn more.

Meet Team Tecron: Our Warehouse Supervisor

Behind the Scenes: The Powerhouse in Our Warehouse!

Tecron’s Warehouse Supervisor Dylan Gough has been a Tecron colleague for just under two years but has celebrated being promoted twice during that time.

An attention-to-detail specialist whose energy and sharp eye means customer orders happen right and happen fast, Dylan reveals his work ethos and even his dream job for our behind the scenes blog series.

Read on to find out how Dylan’s role plays a central part in making sure construction professionals get the products they need, where they need them, every time.

Introducing Dylan

  • Favourite thing about his role? “I can plan my day, meaning plenty of control”
  • Why did you choose to work at Tecron? “I feel valued by Tecron because of the opportunities and recognition I’ve been given. I started with a production job and put in a lot of effort so I was put in charge of production. I’ve been moved again to be in charge of the warehouse now”
  • Work ethos? “I like to be organised and I’m known as someone who’ll do something right and always check it over. This is important as any mistakes in orders would cause costly delays to customers on site”
  • Dream job? “To have my own business”

Dylan also set out his typical day at work:

  • Looking after customer orders, especially since customers may be waiting at 8am when Tecron opens
  • Making sure deliveries are ready to go
  • Picking orders
  • Arranging collection orders
  • Unloading and checking goods arriving
  • Restocking the trade counter
  • Cleaning the yard at the end of each day
  • Puts all orders together so delivery trucks can be loaded

Dylan, like the entire Tecron team, is proud to help construction professionals in Ireland with the right roofing and construction supplies for their project. For advice simply contact us  on sales@tecron.ie or call us on 0818 75 75 75. We’ll be glad to help.

Why Tecron?

Our business is growing fast because every Tecron customer receives our renowned, specialist service and support with each order…

  • No ‘call centres’: Expert, direct help from a knowledgeable team, always.
  • Superb products: Hand-picked, proven products we trust to perform, if we don’t recommend a product we won’t sell it.
  • Reliable supply chain: Large quantities of locally held products ready for dispatch almost immediately.
  • Delivery your way: Tell us where and when you need your order. We’ll deliver the supplies you need, wherever they’re needed.

Simply tell us about your next project sales@tecron.ie or call us on 0818 75 75 75 for help to make your next roofing or construction project the efficient, high-quality finished product you demand from every job

Meet Team Tecron: Our Internal Sales Wizz

Behind the Scenes: Why Our Internal Sales Wizz Joined Tecron

Because some of our customers speak to us via phone and email rather than in person, a few of our colleagues have been volunteered to take us behind the scenes of their work life with Team Tecron!

First up, our Darren Little tells us about his role as Internal Sales Executive.

Read on to discover what Darren loves about his work, his choice of dream job and why he chose to join Tecron!

Introducing Darren

Darren revealed a few things about the ‘why’ of his valued work as part of the Tecron team:

  • Favourite thing about his role? “Every day is different and I love dealing with so many different people”
  • Why work at Tecron? “Joining a forward-thinking, family-run business has been a real buzz and I’m excited about what they’re trying to do. It’s all about making the staff happy, work/life balance and having a close-knit team plus most of all the craic is mighty!”
  • Work ethos? “Get it done today, not tomorrow”
  • Favourite quote? “Employees come first, if you take care of employees they’ll take care of the clients”
  • Dream job? “Sports journalist”

However, customers who deal with Darren might only see part of his job. He explained that his typical day, covering all of the Republic of Ireland, involves a large range of tasks related to making sure clients receive the products they need…and fast:

  • Lots of emails
  • Liaising with the sales reps to discuss orders
  • Dealing with tech drawings, sending them out to in-house production team
  • Dealing with customers face to face, answering customer phone calls and emails
  • Building up contacts
  • Speaking to contractors and the QS on site, linking in with sales reps
  • Organising deliveries, liaising with transport companies or working with own delivery staff
  • Acting as the potential customer’s point of contact, liaising with their professionals, linking in with sales reps and production team and organising deliveries

Darren, like the entire Tecron team, is proud to help construction professionals in Ireland with the right roofing and construction supplies for their project. For advice simply contact us  on sales@tecron.ie or call us on 0818 75 75 75. We’ll be glad to help.

Why Tecron?

Our business is growing fast because every Tecron customer receives our renowned, specialist service and support with each order…

  • No ‘call centres’: Expert, direct help from a knowledgeable team, always.
  • Superb products: Hand-picked, proven products we trust to perform, if we don’t recommend a product we won’t sell it.
  • Reliable supply chain: Large quantities of locally held products ready for dispatch almost immediately.
  • Delivery your way: Tell us where and when you need your order. We’ll deliver the supplies you need, wherever they’re needed.

Simply tell us about your next project sales@tecron.ie or call us on 0818 75 75 75 for help to make your next roofing or construction project the efficient, high-quality finished product you demand from every job

Why Join Our Team? Because We’re Growing Together

We believe our amazing colleagues are the foundation of both our rapid growth and the great service our clients experience. That’s why we work hard to find, celebrate and empower Ireland’s nest team.

From family-friendly policies and sensible working hours to training opportunities and lots of chances to enjoying downtime together, we think our ‘find the best and help them grow’ ethos is the foundation of our success.

Read on to find out more about our positive working culture…

Behind the Scenes at Tecron

We think creating a workplace where our people can be at their best is about action, not words.

Every team member benefits from:

Set working hours: 8am – 5pm Monday to Thursday with a 4pm finish on Fridays.

No weekend work: To support work/ life balance, family time and wellness.

Social events: We’re big fans of our burger truck and pizza van, a beer at the rugby and of course our Christmas party!

Fairness and equality: Our workplace is a non-discriminatory environment. Full stop.

Great training opportunities: We’re proud to support colleagues’ career development.

In short: we’re a people-first business.

We also strive to support local charities, sports teams and projects that benefit our staff and communities.

How do we know our ethos is working? Because our consistently low employee turnover shows we have created a place where people want to work and can enjoy their work.

 

Career Opportunities at Tecron

Because we’re a fast-growing company, we are often recruiting for roles throughout Ireland.

To find our latest opportunities click HERE

Every Tecron role, from entry-level to senior management, involves bringing our values to life every single day:

Do the right thing: Even when no one is looking.

Grow together: Help colleagues to be their best.

Pride in the job: Every time, always.

Customer service is everything: A better customer experience underpins every decision.

If this approach to work sounds like a fit, please watch out for our available opportunities. We hope to see you soon.

Why You Need Tecron in Your Corner: Here’s How We help

Why do hundreds of construction sector perfectionists across Ireland repeatedly trust Tecron for specialist roofing products and accessories? Because we’re more than just a ‘supplier’, we’re a professional partner with a single aim: making projects easier for our valued clients.

How do we do this? Read on…

The Tecron Difference

We’re a rapidly growing business because we don’t compromise on service. Ever.

For valued customers like you this means:

No ‘call centres’: Expert, direct help from a knowledgeable team is on hand before, during and after your order.

Superb products: Hand-picked, proven products we trust to perform, if we don’t recommend a product we won’t sell it.

Reliable supply chain: Large quantities of locally held products ready for dispatch almost immediately.

Delivery your way: Tell us where and when you need your order. We’ll deliver the supplies you need, wherever they’re needed.

In short: simply contact us to speak to a specialist who’ll work to make your next roofing project the efficient, high-quality finished product you demand from every job.

 

The Tecron Story

We’ve been expanding the capacity of our Oranmore, Galway, HQ including our busy on-site trade counter.

We’re also bringing in new Sales Representatives to offer even more personal help to clients in Leinster and Munster.

The new roles are just some of the colleagues we’re bringing to stay ahead of ever-rising customer demand.

But we never lose sight of our working culture along the way: we give back to the community through charity and sports sponsorships and value work/ life balance. This means we work hard to finish for home at a sensible time (and even a little earlier on Fridays!).

To follow the latest news from Tecron, as well as see essential case studies and recommendations, follow us on LinkedIn.

Most of all, become part of a renowned Irish success story simply contact us – phone +353 91 353 545 or email sales@tecron.ieand tell us about your next project. We’re here to help.

Case Study : Duane Construction Galway

A project in an amazing location right on the Atlantic coast.

Wind loading and thermal loading were major considerations. VB500 Vapour Control Layer fully adhered to a structural deck in double quick time with our latest primer from Quin Global the super quick drying aerosol primer. This ensures a rapid solution for vapour transmission and immediately provides a temporary waterproofing to the structure. 200mm of foil-faced PIR insulation from Xtratherm providing optimum insulation and meeting stringent U-Values. All insulation and membranes mechanically fixed to the structure with our Eurofast flat roofing fastener range with tube and screw combination used to minimise cold bridging through the fixings. Fatra FF810 RAL7016 membrane mechanically fastened and additional fixing points provided with adhered discs to give excellent wind uplift restraint. All metal flashings and trims pressed in stock sizes by Tecron manufacturing.

  • Job:                                          Duane Construction Galway
  • Deck:                                        Structural Concrete Deck to falls
  • Waterproofing Materials:            Fatra FF810 RAL7016
  • Fastening:                                  Eurofast Tube & Screw Combination
  • Insulation:                                 200m Foil-Faced PIR Flat Roof Insulation
  • Vapour Control Layer:                VB500 Fully Adhered
  • Primer:                                      Q-Deck Quick Drying Aerosol Primer
  • Upstands:                                  50mm Insulation
  • Flashings:                                  Fatra Laminated Metal

 

 

Abroflex Liquid Waterproofing

Introducing Arboflex Liquid Waterproofing solution from Carlisle Construction Materials. Arboflex is a single component liquid made from pure polyurethane and is an extremely versatile and user-friendly liquid waterproofing solution.

Arboflex can be used all year round and is instantly shower proof on application. Unlike other liquids, Arboflex can be applied in damp, not wet, conditions and is a moisture-curing formula.

Arboflex is easily applied with a roller, or brush where necessary, and provides a comprehensive waterproofing solution for the most difficult of details, in any location and on any substrate. Once applied, Arboflex is an air-tight and water-tight finish. 20kg of Abroflex will provide coverage of between 10m² and 13m² depending on the surface and amount of detailing. Abroflex also has a single component finishing coat for maximum UV and colour stability and can be applied up to 48 hours after the main application.

For more details and technical information please contact Tecron today

sales@tecron.ie

0818 75 75 75