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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

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.

Ibstock Concrete: What’s in store for 2021?

In this article, Tim Wright, managing director of concrete products at Ibstock Concrete, which includes the Supreme and Forticrete product brands, looks ahead to...

Is the construction industry finally getting back on its feet?

Thomas Bradley from Mobile Mini looks at whether the recent easing of lockdown restrictions and a £1.3 billion investment for the construction of new houses from the government are the first steps in a brighter outlook for the industry.

Five top marketing tips for construction businesses

Lynn Lambe, director of Little Lambe Consultancy offers her top five marketing tips to bring your construction business up to date and emanate a professional polished persona. These tools are free, take a few minutes of weekly management and most importantly, won’t blow your small marketing budget

Mitigating fire risk in the roof

Beneficial for space-saving, energy efficiency and housing mechanical and electrical equipment, flat roofs are commonly specified for diverse applications across many sectors. Considering this, Will Wigfield, product manager – flat roof at ROCKWOOL UK, examines the role of the modern roof, discusses why it is susceptible to fire hazards, and offers best practice advice on how best to mitigate these.

Greater post Brexit border scrutiny could help reduce imports of poor–quality...

SR Timber’s trading director Shaun Revill tells RCI that in the wake of the UK securing an eleventh-hour trade deal with the EU, he hopes that more-stringent border checks can help to start wheedling out some of the poor-quality or fake batten, or even consignments from unsustainable sources arriving in the UK.

Why training matters, even now

Stuart Hicks, chief executive officer of the Institute of Roofing, offers RCI readers advice and guidance on home-based learning, and why upskilling is more important than ever

Message to the new government

We are working hard to meeting the goals of the Industrial Strategy – give us some recognition in return argues James Talman, NFRC’s chief executive officer

Why garden offices are at the top of customers’ post-COVID wish...

Zoe Price outlines how roofing contractors and other construction professionals can support their clients and help them find the ideal roofing products for their garden office.