Pitched Roofing Awards 2021: You’ve got to be in it to...

The Pitched Roofing Awards 2021 is now open for entries. Brought to you by the publisher of RCI magazine, the awards are back to shine a spotlight on the industry’s most outstanding projects and people who operate within it. Don’t delay and start working on your entry today!

Russell Roof Tiles strengthens its northern sales team

Russell Roof Tiles has expanded its northern sales team with the appointment of John Dervey as its new sales executive to meet growth and support customer demand across the North of England.

Are your PQQs up to scratch?

Doug Aris, head of UK construction at Achilles, urges businesses to take a critical look at their pre-qualification questionnaires, explaining why a tick-box approach is unlikely to make the cut.

Sika UK appoints new general manager

Sika has appointed Tom Forsyth as its new general manager, responsible for building on the continued growth of the company across its multiple UK markets.

BMF announces its first net zero Business Champions

Four Builders Merchant Federation members were amongst the first 14 champions from across the UK’s construction supply chain to declare their commitment to support CO2nstructZero.

Construction workloads rebound in 2021, report finds

Construction and infrastructure workloads bounced back at the start of 2021, as the UK set about building back better, with respondents to the latest RICS survey reporting the highest reading for workloads since the early 2016.

CLC and HSE spread awareness about work-related stress

The Health & Safety Executive and the Construction Leadership Council are encouraging the whole industry to discuss employee stress, building on some of the already recognised stresses of working in the complex construction working environment.

Skills and material shortages cause headache for contractors despite positive start...

Roofing contractors have reported a significant growth in workloads during the first quarter of 2021, but these were hampered by recruitment difficulties, continued material shortages and price rises. This is according to the Q1 State of the Roofing Industry survey produced by Glenigan for the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.

Fastest rise in enquiries for building work in more than 10...

Enquiries with local building firms increased at its fastest rate in a decade in the first three months of 2021, fuelling significant difficulties with construction material shortages.

Holyrood candidates back regulation of construction industry

Regulation of the construction industry is essential for a safer and more productive future, election hopefuls from Scotland’s main political parties told a special digital hustings hosted by the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum.