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Can the UK construction sector overcome the lengthening skills gap?

There is widespread hostility to Brexit with a majority fearing Brexit will severely increase the labour shortage in the UK construction industry.

Launching a roofing business on a shoestring budget

Lee Murphy, founder of Pandle, the cloud bookkeeping software specialist for small businesses and the self-employed, provides RCI readers with advice on setting up your own roofing business on a small budget

Going green, saving energy, cutting costs

With energy efficiency and environmental concerns hot topics with homeowners, Richard Kendrick, marketing manager at SIG Roofing, discusses how roofers can support customers looking for cost-effective, viable solutions that will boost their home’s green credentials.

The robots are coming

The future use of AI and its impact on the industry

Are modular homes the answer to the UK’s housing crisis?

The current housing shortage means that the UK needs to build 240,000-300,000 new homes annually until 2030

RoofCERT: roofing’s route to professionalism

The RoofCERT accreditation programme could be a gamechanger, but we need the whole industry to get involved says Mike Wharton, head of business development at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.

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

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.

Why a career in construction could be the next step for...

Over 14,000 people leave the military every year, Ryan Latham, senior marketing executive for 3B Training, says that they serve as a huge talent pool for the construction industry

Preparing for a fall – best practice for when prevention is...

The prevention of falls when working at height is well-documented, but despite even the most watertight procedures, falls can and do still happen. Matthew Bailey, inspection and certification manager from fall protection specialist HCL explores a number of potentially life-saving products and procedures which are considered best practice in the event of a fall