Vertically challenging

Steve Bryceson, technical services manager at Marley Eternit, looks at the growing trend towards using clay roof tiles and fibre cement slates for vertical application, and discusses the benefits for contractors in offering a full envelope solution, including easy-to-install cladding products

For Bim’s sake

With just over three months to go until the Government’s 2016 BIM deadline, Rob Daniel, technical and BIM coordinator at Marley Eternit, advises that specialist contractors shouldn’t just do BIM for BIM’s sake, but should first assess their own business and individual project needs as well as making the most of free resources and training

Setting the standard for dry fix systems

With a new Dry Fix Standard set to be launched following concerns about inconsistencies in quality between systems, Gavin White, product manager from Marley Eternit, discusses the implications for roofing contractors and how purchasing dry fix systems from an established manufacturer can help them get ready for the new Standard.

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