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Roofers urged to ask the ‘dipped or pressure-treated’ question

SR Timber is calling for roofers and contractors to ask their suppliers whether their timber roofing batten is dipped or pressure-treated with preservatives.

TRA issues new fire safety guidance for trussed rafter ceiling constructions

The new guidance from the Trussed Rafter Association provides builders with design options to meet the fire resistance requirements for trussed rafter ceiling constructions in individual homes.

Sale and leasebacks: sacrifice or a saviour?

Could a sale and leaseback deal be the key for businesses looking to survive the coronavirus crisis? James Polo-Richards, a real estate lawyer and partner in the commercial real estate team at law firm Wright Hassall, explains more to RCI readers.

Technical troubleshooting: Single ply

In the latest of our Technical Troubleshooting series, Mat Woodyatt, technical training manager of BMI UK & Ireland, offers a few important insights into single ply membranes

When it comes to procurement, the price is wrong

When it comes to procurement, the supply chain is regularly asked to price first and discover the true extent of the works and the attendant risks later. This can mean spiralling costs and potential problems on a project down the line for everyone. Paul Richards, managing director of Aquarian Cladding Systems, discusses why outcome-led procurement should be considered more frequently to raise productivity and profitability in the construction industry

Why training matters, even now

Stuart Hicks, chief executive officer of the Institute of Roofing, offers RCI readers advice and guidance on home-based learning, and why upskilling is more important than ever

Have you got a head for safety?

MSA Safety has published a new whitepaper that explores the benefits of great head protection.

Keeping building envelope’s safe on lockdown

A Proctor Group’s breathable membranes keep your building envelope safe whilst you keep safe in these challenging times

Maintaining productivity levels during a period of disruption

Nick Howes, managing director at Leadership Management International UK, discusses how during a period of uncertainty, it’s important to instil confidence in your workforce and teach them essential skills like positive expectancy and persistence, to ensure that the work continues to the standards expected

An opportunity our industry MUST take

With an open-led government consultation to review the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings, Paul Richards, managing director of Aquarian Cladding Systems, discusses why a balanced explanation is needed to enable stakeholders to make an informed decision on materials