It is well reported that the UK construction industry is facing a looming workforce crisis with not enough young talent coming into the sector to bridge the widening gap. However, there's support available to both encourage youngsters to apply for an apprenticeship and to help businesses in their search for ‘new blood’. Here, Richard Kendrick, marketing manager for SIG Roofing, discusses how to get more ‘youth on the roof’.
In 2019, The Institute of Roofing (IoR) appointed a new chief executive, Stuart Hicks. During its November AGM, he outlined ambitious plans for growth, which also coincides with the Institute’s 40th anniversary this year. Now we’ve entered the new year, Stuart explains his plans for the future and what the IoR does for the UK roofing industry.
Bob Richardson, head of technical at the NFRC, explains what sub-contractors installing industrial roofs should consider when taking design responsibilities.
The government recently announced that the deadline for the introduction of the domestic reverse charge for construction services has been delayed until 1st October 2020. Jamie Russell from Perrys Chartered Accountants provides some background on what it means and whether it will affect your building firm.
Rodney Hogg, national roofing manager at Crest Nelskamp, shares some of the feedback the company has received about the micro concrete surface technology used on its Double Roman and Double Pantile roof tiles
The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers has come across a number of in-stances where profiled Glass Reinforced Polyester rooflights supplied for ‘in-plane’ applications are failing to provide conformity with the UK annex to BS EN 1013: the European standard for single skin profiled rooflights.
Zoe Price, freelance writer, looks at three ways any tradesperson can save money on their van’s running costs