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Roof inspections 1: Why do we inspect?

This month’s Technical Note from Keith Roberts is the first in a new series that highlights the importance of roof inspections

How to combat the late payment culture

Unfortunately, late payment continues to be a problem in the construction industry. Lee Murphy, founder of Pandle, the cloud bookkeeping software designed specifically for small businesses and the self-employed, talks to RCI about how there are online tools available to support you.

A guide to SEO for roofing businesses

Nowadays, with most people using the internet to search for contractors, search engine optimisation (SEO) is becoming increasingly important. RCI talks with Kain Michael Jagger from Barbell SEO, to understand the best way of making sure your business stands out on a search engine results page.

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

Wallbarn’s secret touch turns flat roofs into gorgeous spaces

Turning unloved and little-used flat roof spaces into beautifully finished paved areas or lush green roofs is a speciality that Wallbarn has built its reputation upon. The business, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is a leader in both areas, but jokes that it is the really successful company that many people are unaware of. RCI spoke with Julian Thurbin, director at Wallbarn to find out more.

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

Building the case for construction offices to help the roofing sector

With the end of the pandemic potentially in sight, remote working capabilities may remain, even after social distancing restrictions are eased. Andrew Richardson from Mobile Mini, explains why safely accommodating as many workers as possible back onto sites and in offices may be the saving factor for the construction and the roofing sector.

Are your PQQs up to scratch?

Doug Aris, head of UK construction at Achilles, urges businesses to take a critical look at their pre-qualification questionnaires, explaining why a tick-box approach is unlikely to make the cut.

The Heinz Baked Beanz Model

Shaun Revill, trading director from SR Timber, looks at the parallels between roofing batten and baked beans, and says that quality is still very much king, even in very competitive markets

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.