Technical talk

From the use of fibre cement slates with breathable membranes, to concerns about low pitch roofs with longer rafter lengths, Phillip Wallis, technical team manager from Marley Eternit, answers some of the latest queries from roofing contractors

Shingles – it’s all in the label

By Sarah Buchanan, marketing product manager at Marley Eternit

On the verge of a dry fix revolution

With dry fix becoming the industry norm, Gavin White, technical product manager from Marley Eternit, says there should be more focus on system quality

What’s in store for the roofing sector in 2017

By Sarah Harding, marketing director at Marley Eternit

“Full roof systems – why choose one?”

By Gavin White, product manager from Marley Eternit

Reducing the risk and cost of on-site cutting

This month marks four years since the introduction of controlled cutting guidance to protect roofers from exposure to silica dust. Steve Bryceson, technical manager from Marley Eternit, warns this is still a serious issue today and explains why he feels fibre cement slates can help to further reduce the risk and cost of on-site cutting

Underlaying differences

Gavin White, product manager from Marley Eternit, warns contractors that not all underlays have the same performance levels and gives advice on what to consider when choosing a membrane

Post-Brexit: Regulations & standards

Steve Bryceson, technical manager from Marley Eternit, discusses the impact of Brexit on construction regulations and standards

Weighing up the benefits of fibre cement

As the house-building sector looks towards faster methods of construction to increase volumes, Charlotte Hughes, product manager from Marley Eternit, discusses the advantages of fibre cement slate as a lightweight roofing and cladding material for offsite construction

Hydrate in the heat

With roofers needing to drink as much as five litres of water a day in hot weather, Katie Prestidge, from Marley Eternit, explains why we should all be taking hydration on site more seriously this summer