With the nights drawing in and colder weather on the way, thoughts across the roofing sector are turning to winter – and what it means for on-site working. Here, Richard Kendrick, marketing manager at SIG UK, shares his top tips for winter working, and looks at some of the solutions that come into their own at this time of year.
Launched in 2006, the CompetentRoofer Scheme has grown to become one of the best regarded benchmarks of quality for the roofing profession. Here, Richard Kendrick, marketing manager at SIG Roofing, takes a closer look at the accreditation scheme, how contractors can get involved, and what it means from a customer’s perspective.
Ian Dryden, national specification manager for SIG, is an advocate and fundraiser for better mental wellbeing across the construction industry, and discusses mental health among roofers, and the important steps they can take to safeguard themselves.
With more than 100 sites now working at full capacity, among the first SIG Roofing branch to reopen its doors was Working. RCI’s Nichola Farrugia spoke with branch manager Lewis Dunn, to discuss the measures the store has put in place to ensure that it is correctly set-up to safeguard both its staff and customers, and also discuss what the new measures mean for the customer buying journey.
Chris Page, product manager at SIG Roofing, examines the benefits of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) as a solution for flat roofs – and explores the opportunities it could represent for British roofers.
Relatively uncommon in the UK until the major housing regeneration programmes of the 1950s, domestic flat roofs are now an everyday feature on many British properties. Typically forming a central part of a wider conversion or renovation job, flat roof installations represent an ever-growing opportunity for UK roofers – one that Chris Page, product manager at SIG Roofing, is keen to see capitalised on.
As the roofing sector faces up to a brand-new decade, it’s safe to say that 2019 will be viewed as a challenging and, at times, unpredictable period for the industry. But, as we look ahead to the 2020s, Richard Kendrick, marketing manager at SIG Roofing, suggests the sector has much to be optimistic about.