The financial risks of poor fire performance

While the primary purpose of fire protection measures is to safeguard life, there are wider implications too. As a building’s fire performance comes under greater scrutiny from financial service providers, Paul Barrett, head of product management at ROCKWOOL, explores what this means for contractors and how to mitigate risk.

Building the case for construction offices to help the roofing sector

With the end of the pandemic potentially in sight, remote working capabilities may remain, even after social distancing restrictions are eased. Andrew Richardson, a copywriter at Mobile Mini, explains why safely accommodating as many workers as possible back into work may be the saving factor for the construction and the roofing sector.

How much value does a new roof add to your customer’s...

Your property is an asset with a value that should be appreciated over time. However, this is largely dependent on other factors like maintenance as well as the development happening in the surrounding area among others.

Going Green: New research shows shift towards sustainable building in 2021

Research carried out by Roofing Megastore has revealed that homeowners have taken more of an interest in green home improvements after the construction sector grinded to a halt due to the pandemic.

Green Homes Grant needs a radical overhaul to meet low emissions...

The recent announcement by the Environmental Audit Committee that the £2 billion Green Home Grant has seen only 20,000 vouchers issued since it opened last September, highlights that the policy needs a radical overhaul to succeed.

How to mitigate hazards on green roofs

Barry Eagle, managing director at GripClad, discusses some of the common hazards found on green roofs, and the best ways to mitigate the risks they pose.

Working at height with sealants and adhesives

Roofing contractors can save time, waste and money by choosing the right sealants and adhesives for the job, explains Scarlet McAleese-Banks, marketing director of Hilton Banks.

Working towards zero avoidable waste in roofing

Malcolm Grinstead, director of the Mastic Asphalt Council, talks to RCI about reducing wasted products in roofing, and how it was achieved when renovating one of London’s oldest landmarks.

Mitigating fire risk in the roof

Beneficial for space-saving, energy efficiency and housing mechanical and electrical equipment, flat roofs are commonly specified for diverse applications across many sectors. Considering this, Will Wigfield, product manager – flat roof at ROCKWOOL UK, examines the role of the modern roof, discusses why it is susceptible to fire hazards, and offers best practice advice on how best to mitigate these.

A guide to SEO for roofing businesses

Nowadays, with most people using the internet to search for contractors, search engine optimisation (SEO) is becoming increasingly important. RCI talks with Kain Michael Jagger from Barbell SEO, to understand the best way of making sure your business stands out on a search engine results page.