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Using drone technology for roof and cladding surveys

Charlotte Watson, marketing manager at Waldeck, discusses how using drones can reduce costs, save time and minimise risk to health and safety

The end of an era

After writing regularly for RCI for six years, John Mercer is hanging up his hard hat and is retiring as technical manager at Wienerberger. RCI’s Holly Miles, talks to John and looks back over his long and fruitful career and discusses the state of the industry.

Five handy apps and tools designed for tradespeople

Handy apps for finding work, staying organised, managing contractors and getting paid

Is uPVC more beneficial for harsher winters?

Jon Cooper, manager at BC Profiles, talks to RCI about why uPVC may help you protect your home better in harsher weather

It’s good to listen

The construction industry is starting to tackle its mental health problem with new initiatives, but simply listening is the vital first step says Gary Walpole, technical officer at the NFRC

Having Will-power

Around 60% of the UK population does not have a Will, including a third of those aged over 55. For a business owner, dying without making a Will can have a devastating effect, not only on the family but on the business too. Adam Bernstein explains more

Fall protection cost-cutting: a step too far?

James Sainsbury, fall protection sales leader for MSA Safety, explains why a holistic approach to safety is needed, and highlights the potential risks of making ill-informed changes to a defined safety system specification

An industry in need of a refurb

Philip Fergusson, managing director at NCTS, argues that the construction sector needs to take a long hard look at the way it is selling the industry to today’s Generation X

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

Government to give £200m to replace Grenfell-style cladding: is it enough?

Stephen Horin, managing director at Bushbury Cladding, delves into the recent announcement and the reaction, and asks is it enough?