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Imported profiled GRP rooflights are ‘failing to meet UK safety standards’

The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers has come across a number of in-stances where profiled Glass Reinforced Polyester rooflights supplied for ‘in-plane’ applications are failing to provide conformity with the UK annex to BS EN 1013: the European standard for single skin profiled rooflights.

Domestic reverse charge VAT delay – is your building firm affected?

The government recently announced that the deadline for the introduction of the domestic reverse charge for construction services has been delayed until 1st October 2020. Jamie Russell from Perrys Chartered Accountants provides some background on what it means and whether it will affect your building firm.

Are your construction tools affecting your hearing?

If you work in construction, the sector has the second highest rate of people developing occupational deafness

A winter warning from Marley

With forecasters predicting the coldest and snowiest winter for decades, how should roofing contractors be preparing? Tom Woodhouse, site services manager at Marley, gives his top tips on site safety and roof installation in winter

Contractors and developers embrace the protective Top-2000 S finish

Rodney Hogg, national roofing manager at Crest Nelskamp, shares some of the feedback the company has received about the micro concrete surface technology used on its Double Roman and Double Pantile roof tiles

What to look out for when leaving your work van

Ross Hansen, freelance content producer, talks to RCI about what can you do to protect your van and its contents when you have to leave it unattended for long periods of time

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

Tips on tackling a trade show

Lynn Lambe, director of Little Lambe Consultancy outlines some key elements to consider before your next trade event

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.

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