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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

The issue of incorrect or inadequate roof specifications

By John Mercer, technical manager, Sandtoft

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

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

The future of roof tile standards

By John Mercer, technical manager at Sandtoft

On-line roofing tools and apps – the route to smarter roofs

By John Mercer, technical manager at Wienerberger Roof Tiles

The final song

After six years of writing regularly for Roofing, Cladding and Insulation, with occasional articles dating over the past 20 years, John Mercer, technical manager at Wienerberger, gifts his final ‘The Pitch’ before his retirement

The versatility of plain tiles

If you were ever asked to picture a typical English scene in your mind’s eye, chances are, there would be a clay plain tile...

Celebrating the humble clay plain tile

Simon Button talks to RCI about the popularity of the clay plain tile which shows no sign of waning in favour just yet

Is heritage and traditional roofing work compatible with BS 5534?

By John Mercer, technical manager, Sandtoft

How to construct a watertight low pitch roof – Part 1

By John Mercer, technical director at Wienerberger