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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.

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.

Specifying liquids: Don’t compromise on quality

In this article, Steve Henderson, technical manager at Kemper System, offers RCI readers advice on how to maximise budgets, whilst ensuring a sound liquid waterproofing specification

Working safely at height

Tim Bissett, technical manager for fall protection at MSA Safety, looks at the relevant standards relating to leading edge work, what to look out for in the equipment you use, and what processes you need to have in place, including the vital importance of a rescue plan

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.

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.

Roofers urged to ask the ‘dipped or pressure-treated’ question

SR Timber is calling for roofers and contractors to ask their suppliers whether their timber roofing batten is dipped or pressure-treated with preservatives.

Cut edge corrosion

Tom Armitt, specification manager at HD Sharman, talks to RCI about cut edge corrosion, its origins and how Seamsil can prevent this

TRA issues new fire safety guidance for trussed rafter ceiling constructions

The new guidance from the Trussed Rafter Association provides builders with design options to meet the fire resistance requirements for trussed rafter ceiling constructions in individual homes.

Coronavirus: furloughed workers and what it means for business

Tina Chander, a partner at law firm, Wright Hassall, explains more to RCI readers