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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.

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

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

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.

The sign of quality with Marley Alutec

The use of poor-quality products in any rainwater system can lead to a regular need to refurbish and replace failed systems. Here, Brian Bell, head of technical services at Marley Alutec, looks at how specifying the best quality products can minimise the requirement for maintenance and provide homeowners with the ultimate peace of mind

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.

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.

Ultimate tips to run quality digital marketing campaigns [what to do...

Matt Jacob, roofing marketing consultant at Profit Roofing Systems, gives RCI readers his top tips to marketing your roofing business online

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.

Choosing the most effective roof solution to handle this winter

As winter approaches, the importance of ensuring a property’s roof is fit for purpose in maintaining a warm and dry building increases. High performance roof insulation is crucial to this process, particularly for flat roofs, which are susceptible to issues not applicable to pitched installations.