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A quick fix for house-building challenges

Steve Bryceson, technical manager from Marley Eternit, discusses what challenges the house-building sector still faces as it seeks to further increase output

Technical troubleshooting: Dry verge systems

As the NHBC issues new guidance for installing dry verge systems, Gavin White, technical product manager at Marley Eternit, gives advice on how to overcome common fixing problems

Raising roofing standards

Gavin White, technical product manager at Marley Eternit, argues that more needs to be done to ensure consistent use of BS 5534 across the industry and explains why a campaign to get the standard included in the Approved Documents to the Building Regulations is good news for contractors

Protecting workers and roofs from winter weather

With forecasters predicting months of snow, Tom Woodhouse, site services manager at Marley, gives contractors some top tips to make sure both workers and roofs are prepared for extreme winter weather

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

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

BS 8612: A guide to the new dry fix standard

Alex Gill, roof systems specialist at Marley Eternit, analyses the new dry fix standard that has come into effect and what this means for you

Technical tips: Low pitch

Tom Woodhouse, site services manager at Marley Eternit, answers contractor questions about low pitch roofs

Safe in the snow

In winter, icy weather and shorter periods of daylight mean there is more potential for accidents to occur on construction sites, particularly when working at height. Katie Prestidge, from Marley Eternit, explains the precautions that should be taken by all roofers to stay safe on site this winter

What to look for in graded battens…

Alex Gill, communications manager for JB Red at Marley Eternit, explains what makes a BS 5534 compliant batten and how roofing contractors can spot defects