• Weighing up the benefits of fibre cement

    As the house-building sector looks towards faster methods of construction to increase volumes, Charlotte Hughes, product manager from Marley Eternit, discusses the advantages of fibre cement slate as a lightweight roofing and cladding material for offsite construction

  • Katie Prestidge, Marley Eternit

    Hydrate in the heat

    With roofers needing to drink as much as five litres of water a day in hot weather, Katie Prestidge, from Marley Eternit, explains why we should all be taking hydration on site more seriously this summer

  • David Cassell at the Marley Eternit Training Centre

    Filling the gap

    David Cassell, training manager from Marley Eternit, discusses the widening skills gap in the construction sector, plus explains why he feels mobile technology can help improve access to roofing experience and knowledge

  • Quality and quantity

    Following the launch of technical guidance for the new Home Quality Mark, Gavin White, product manager from Marley Eternit, discusses the new voluntary standard and its potential impact on the roofing and cladding sector

  • Steve Bryceson, technical services manager, Marley Eternit: “Mainly associated with the South Eastern part of England, particularly Kent, Surrey and Sussex, clay tile hanging was used to provide weather protection on dormers and gables, traditionally in different shades of terracotta, red and orange”

    Vertically challenging

    Steve Bryceson, technical services manager at Marley Eternit, looks at the growing trend towards using clay roof tiles and fibre cement slates for vertical application, and discusses the benefits for contractors in offering a full envelope solution, including easy-to-install cladding products

  • Rob Daniel, Marley Eternit

    For Bim’s sake

    With just over three months to go until the Government’s 2016 BIM deadline, Rob Daniel, technical and BIM coordinator at Marley Eternit, advises that specialist contractors shouldn’t just do BIM for BIM’s sake, but should first assess their own business and individual project needs as well as making the most of free resources and training

  • Gavin White, Marley Eternit

    Setting the standard for dry fix systems

    With a new Dry Fix Standard set to be launched following concerns about inconsistencies in quality between systems, Gavin White, product manager from Marley Eternit, discusses the implications for roofing contractors and how purchasing dry fix systems from an established manufacturer can help them get ready for the new Standard.

  • Gavin White, Marley Eternit: “While the Government’s plans to create three million more apprentices by 2020 and the introduction of many apprenticeship schemes by contractors and the NFRC will help in the long run, labour is needed now if the industry is to capitalise on the immediate house-building opportunity”

    The great housing challenge

    Gavin White, product manager at Marley Eternit, says Government house-building targets offer a huge opportunity for the roofing and cladding industry if contractors and suppliers can work together to overcome skills challenges

  • Low Pitch Choices

    With growing demand for low pitch roof tiles and slates in the home improvement sector, Steve Bryceson, technical advisory services manager from Marley Eternit, discusses the choices now available to contractors, as well as the precautions for low pitch roofing.