Pitched roofing – a progressive industry?

While the outward appearance of roofs may not have changed a great deal, there have been many developments in the last 50 years to improve the quality, performance, and durability of tile and slate pitched roofs, as John Mercer, a technical roofing consultant, writing on behalf of Edilians, explains in this article.

New guidance on balcony and terrace design

Sarah Spink, chief executive officer of the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association, explains how the new British Standard 8579:2020 affects how balconies and terraces are designed, and the impact on the waterproofing industry.

Ten minutes with John Park-Davies

This month, we fire some quick questions at John Park-Davies, managing director of Vertik-Al, who talks to RCI about his route into the industry, his career highlights, and how valuable the building and construction industry is to the economy

The sign of quality with Marley Alutec

The use of poor-quality products in any rainwater system can lead to a regular need to refurbish and replace failed systems. Here, Brian Bell, head of technical services at Marley Alutec, looks at how specifying the best quality products can minimise the requirement for maintenance and provide homeowners with the ultimate peace of mind

Permaroof to seize growth opportunities in 2021

Permaroof is celebrating its most successful year in its 20-year history, after maximising the lockdown effect on the DIY market, as well as quickly diversifying in the face of the global pandemic.

SR Timber: Thoughts on this year and what’s to come…

Shaun Revill, trading director of SR Timber, comments on some of the key points of 2020 for the producer and supplier of timber construction products, from roofing battens to cedar shingles and carcassing material.

Ibstock Concrete: What’s in store for 2021?

In this article, Tim Wright, managing director of concrete products at Ibstock Concrete, which includes the Supreme and Forticrete product brands, looks ahead to...

Secure, thermally uncompromising fixings for externally insulated walls

Mark Newell, sales engineer for ETICS fastening products at EJOT UK, discusses attaching external elements to walls that have been treated with external wall insulation systems

Laying a strong foundation with insulation

With so many types of insulation on the market, not all of them are suitable for every part of the building. Here, Joan Ferrer, technical sales manager at Ravago Building Solutions, discusses what to consider when selecting the right insulation.

Inferior battens could be putting roofers at risk

Following concerns about inferior battens coming into the market, Stuart Nicholson, roof systems director for Marley, answers contractors' questions about safety and roofing battens