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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.

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

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...

Why garden offices are at the top of customers’ post-COVID wish...

Zoe Price outlines how roofing contractors and other construction professionals can support their clients and help them find the ideal roofing products for their garden office.

The road for innovative products can be long

For decades, Roofshield has been providing roofing contractors with the highest quality, pitched roof underlay, which is both air and vapour permeable. Iain Fairnington, technical director at A.Proctor Group, explains how the product has been embraced by the construction industry since its inception in 1996.

IT investment pays off as ISD prospers during COVID crisis

Composite panel specialist ISD Solutions are anticipating a strong financial performance in 2020, partly due to a £1 million investment in IT over the past five years.

Is the construction industry finally getting back on its feet?

Thomas Bradley from Mobile Mini looks at whether the recent easing of lockdown restrictions and a £1.3 billion investment for the construction of new houses from the government are the first steps in a brighter outlook for the industry.

Staying safe: The successful specification of roof ladders

Tony Stevens, technical estimator for Bilco UK, explores the key factors professionals should consider when looking to specify roof ladders for upcoming projects, and how to ensure compliance with the legislation outlined in Approved Document K.

How to maximise natural light in a home extension

Dave Knight from Roof Windows 4 You shares his insight into how you can maximise natural light in your clients' house extensions.

Living roof fire safety: what you need to know

With the spotlight on building fire safety, Mark Harris, chairman of the UK Green Roof Organisation and Jonathan Brown, Fixfast’s living roofs expert, explains what architects and contractors need to know to design and install safe living roofs.