The future of solar PV: A roofer’s perspective

By John Mercer, technical manager at Sandtoft

The future of roof tile standards

By John Mercer, technical manager at Sandtoft

The career of Martin Oldridge

John Mercer, technical manager, Sandtoft, looks back at the career of Martin Oldridge, formerly owner and chairman of Sandtoft Roof Tiles, who recently retired from the Tile and Brick Europe organisation

Unexpected consequences of the introduction of BS 5534 2014

By John Mercer, technical manager at Sandtoft, the roof brand of Wienerberger

The UK construction skills shortage

By John Mercer, technical manager at Sandtoft, the roof brand of Wienerberger

Online tools to service the pitched roofing industry

By John Mercer, technical manager at Sandtoft, a Wienerberger brand

Using clay pantiles under the new BS 5534

By John Mercer, technical manager at Sandtoft, a Wienerberger brand

Changing fashions in roofscapes

By John Mercer, technical manager at Sandtoft, a Wienerberger brand

“Don’t build to the minimum spec: Think of the occupants”

By John Mercer, technical manager at Sandtoft, a Wienerberger brand

Why the pitched roofing industry needs to embrace change

By John Mercer, technical manager at Sandtoft - a Wienerberger brand - outlines why he feels it's important for the pitched roofing industry to embrace change