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Shortlist announced for virtual Façade Awards UK

During these unprecedented and challenging times, we all need a little positivity in our lives, which is why RCI magazine, is pleased to bring a glimmer of joy to the industry by announcing that plans are underway to bring the Façade Awards UK to you as a live-stream event on Friday 11 February, 2021.

Shortlist announced for the 2020 Pitched Roofing Awards

Having received a record number of entries for the 2020 Pitched Roofing Awards, our attention is now on the judging process, where a panel of independent industry experts will utilise their years of expertise to pick the winners from each of the categories.

IMA releases ‘Insulation for Sustainability’ guide

The ‘Insulation for Sustainability’ document, produced by XCO2 and released by the Insulation Manufacturers Association, looks at how to achieve an effective thermal insulation strategy.

Russell Roof Tiles expands its technical team to meet demand

Russell Roof Tiles has expanded its technical team with the appointment of Tom Woodhouse as technical manager to support growth in the business, as the construction industry bounces back.

Stricter rules are urgently needed to combat construction COVID spread, warns...

Unite has called on the government and construction employers to take urgent action to tackle rising COVID-19 transmission rates in the industry.

Avonside Group renews its support to Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

Avonside Group has renewed its annual company supporter pledge to the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, by pledging £1,000 to the charity, which provides vital mental, physical and financial wellbeing support to the construction community and their families.

Beauty on a budget

Demand for a premium clay roof aesthetic continues to grow, but as contractors face pressure to cut costs, Stuart Nicholson from Marley answers questions on how to get a beautiful clay roof on a budget

ROCKWOOL supports contractors in managing flat roofs fire risk

The new ‘Flat Roofs: Managing fire risk in the fifth façade’ whitepaper from ROCKWOOL explores how to improve fire performance in the fifth façade.

Builders’ merchants’ sales bounce back in Q3

Figures published for the third quarter of 2020 in the Builders Merchants Federations Builders Merchants Building Index reflects the resilience of the sector, with sales bouncing back to near normal levels.

Spending Review: Chancellor outlines government spending plans

Whilst there is much to welcome in the Chancellor’s Spending Review announcement, the overall feeling is that the government has ‘missed a trick’ by not broadening the scope of the Green Homes Grant, not addressing the issue of Reverse Charge VAT, and falling short with regards to supporting the construction sector when it comes to skills and training.