RoofCERT: roofing’s route to professionalism

The RoofCERT accreditation programme could be a gamechanger, but we need the whole industry to get involved says Mike Wharton, head of business development at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.

Three steps to getting your trade vehicle on the road for...

Zoe Price, freelance writer, looks at three ways any tradesperson can save money on their van’s running costs

How the skills gap has affected the government’s homebuilding targets

Industry experts at Vizwear explore what problems the skills shortage in construction is causing for the government’s homebuilding targets — and what companies can do to help fill key positions

How to foster a culture of site safety in construction

Industry experts at Vizwear explore what it is that construction companies are doing wrong and how you can create a positive safety culture in your business

Having Will-power

Around 60% of the UK population does not have a Will, including a third of those aged over 55. For a business owner, dying without making a Will can have a devastating effect, not only on the family but on the business too. Adam Bernstein explains more

What’s next for the UK softwood timber market?

Nigel Buckley-Ryan, UK sales director at Södra Wood, reflects on the current state of the softwood timber market and the UK outlook amid continuing Brexit uncertainty.

Why construction firms should put their people first during the COVID-19...

Peter Johnson, chairman of Vivalda Group, thinks the months of COVID-19 will be a defining period for many suppliers and contractors in the industry.

The Heinz Baked Beanz Model

Shaun Revill, trading director from SR Timber, looks at the parallels between roofing batten and baked beans, and says that quality is still very much king, even in very competitive markets

Ultimate tips to run quality digital marketing campaigns [what to do...

Matt Jacob, roofing marketing consultant at Profit Roofing Systems, gives RCI readers his top tips to marketing your roofing business online

Top tips to consider before working at height

Matthew Bailey, divisional manager, inspection and certification, at HCL Safety, offers his top tips to consider before working at height, and explains why professional inspection and certification can contribute to safer working.