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Construction professionals share supply chain productivity challenges

Supply chain collaboration, pressure to build quickly and skills shortages are top of the list of productivity challenges for construction professionals, according to new research from Etex.

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.

Filling the gaps in training

Paul Jacobs, installation and training manager at SIG Design & Technology, assesses the importance of installer training, and why it is the responsibility of the whole roofing industry to contribute towards minimising the skills shortage gap.

Improving efficiency and aesthetics

Chris Piper, sales director for housing developers at Ibstock PLC, discusses why roofing contractors should choose interlocking concrete tiles to increase on-site efficiencies and overall build quality.

Eight tips to protect tools in vans

Van experts from LeaseVan.co.uk have revealed eight security measures tradespeople can take against criminals in their work vehicles, if forced to leave tools or equipment in vans while working or overnight

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.

Building a fireproof future

Jamie Harvey, head of product development at Dalply explores the alternative cladding materials available on the market in the wake of Grenfell to prevent fires happening on high rises.

Investing for future success

In an exclusive interview with Simon Benbow, managing director of Benbow Steels, RCI’s editor Nichola Farrugia finds out how the company’s expansion plans have fared over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Businesses must expect more flexible working requests

Employers might have to prepare for the flood of requests to change working conditions to accommodate those staff who have become accustomed to working away from the office.

Cordless nailers: Power and portability for roofing professionals

Thanks to incredible advances in battery technology and brushless motors, cordless power tool technology is transforming the way roofing contractors work, explains Nick Chan, marketing manager for HiKOKI Power Tools UK.