The great housing challenge

Gavin White, product manager at Marley Eternit, says Government house-building targets offer a huge opportunity for the roofing and cladding industry if contractors and suppliers can work together to overcome skills challenges

Low Pitch Choices

With growing demand for low pitch roof tiles and slates in the home improvement sector, Steve Bryceson, technical advisory services manager from Marley Eternit, discusses the choices now available to contractors, as well as the precautions for low pitch roofing.

The BS 5534 effect

Almost six months on from the introduction of more stringent fixing requirements, Steve Bryceson, technical advisory services manager from Marley Eternit, discusses the impact of the revised BS 5534 on the roofing industry

Safe in the sun (and clouds)

As part of Marley Eternit’s twelfth annual Safe in the Sun campaign, Katie Prestidge discusses misconceptions about skin cancer and the UK climate, and highlights the importance of better UV awareness in construction

Timesaving cladding can help contractors diversify

Jayne Arkell, national sales manager at Marley Eternit, discusses the growing demand for fibre cement cladding and the opportunities it presents for contractors

Investing in the future of construction

With apprenticeships high on the political and construction skills agenda, Julie Blair-Park, head of HR at Marley Eternit, discusses the progress made in the roofing and cladding industry and gives a personal insight from two manufacturing and contracting apprentices

H&S CDM regulations change will affect all roofing contractors

Robert Daniel, technical & BIM coordinator at Marley Eternit, explains the health and safety requirements of the new CDM Regulations, which will affect all domestic building and refurbishment work for the first time

Ahead of its time

Gavin White, product manager at Marley Eternit, discusses the rise of thin leading edge concrete slates and why they are helping to meet the budgetary and aesthetic demands of today's private housing market

How to choose a dry fix system

When BS 5534 comes into force at the end of the month, it is anticipated that a growing number of contractors will be moving over to dry fix systems. However, in this month's Marley Eternit column, Gavin White warns that not all dry fix products are the same, and gives contractors advice on what to look out for when choosing a dry ridge system

“Mixed messages” for Zero Carbon 2016

Gavin White, product manager at Marley Eternit, gives contractors an update on the changes to the Code for Sustainable Homes and Zero Carbon, and discusses the current consultation on small site exemptions