Institute of Roofing reveals insights from member survey

The Institute of Roofing has revealed the results of its first member survey since 2014, having asked respondents for their views on a variety of topics and trends, which are shaping the sector.

Covers employee to play 72 holes of golf for charity

Adam Wolniewicz, an employee from Covers Timber & Builders Merchants is going to play 72 holes of golf to raise £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Roof repairs funding for listed buildings in Northern Ireland opens

The Department of Communities for Northern Ireland has commissioned a £200,000 Roof Repair Stream Scheme aimed at funding roof repairs to historic buildings.

Firms must commit to net zero to win major government contracts

New government measures will require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 and publish clear and credible carbon reduction plans before they can bid for major government contracts.

Construction continues strong recovery in May 2021, data reveals

May's Purchasing Managers’ Indices data from IHS Markit/CIPS has indicated that the UK construction sector remained on a strong recovery path in the month, with output growth reaching its strongest since September 2014.

Sika launches e-learning platform for roofing contractors

Sika has launched 'Knowledge Centre' - a new e-learning platform, which allows roofing contractors to expand their skills and keep up-to-date on the latest developments, innovations and regulatory requirements relating to a range of construction materials.

Product availability is hindering Green Homes Grant works

The National Federation of Builders is asking the government to ensure the Green Homes Grant considers global material delays and availability which has impacted the wider construction industry in recent months.

SSQ lead times hold strong despite market disruption

SSQ has managed to maintain a consistent supply with strong lead times, despite the disruption in the past 12 months caused by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit.

Southern Sheeting expands its workforce

Southern Sheeting has recruited new team members to support the business’ growth and meet growing demand.

Specialist contractors appointed to £180 million roofing framework

More than 100 specialist roofing contractors have won places on a new £180 million RS4 framework which provides local authorities, social landlords and other public bodies with pre-approved local suppliers for roofing systems for new builds or refurbishment projects.