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RCI December 2017

@RCIMAG A UNITY PRESS PUBLICATION DECEMBER 2017 64 22 70 REGULARS FEATURES THIS MONTH Editorial Editor Matt Downs Direct tel 01732 748 032 Email matthew.downs@markallengroup.com Assistant editor Holly Miles Direct tel 01732 748 035 Email holly.miles@markallengroup.com fax 01732 748 001 Advertising & marketing Advertisement sales director Tony Brown Direct tel 01732 748 059 Mobile 07979 506 896 Email tony.brown@markallengroup.com fax 01732 748 001 Trade link advert manager Jo Claydon-Smith Direct tel 01732 748 064 Email jo.claydon-smith@markallengroup.com fax 01732 748 006 Production Production manager Jo Claydon-Smith Direct tel 01732 748 064 Email jo.claydon-smith@markallengroup.com fax 01732 748 006 To subscribe: subs@unity-media.com Published by Unity Media Plc Hawley Mill, Hawley Rd, Dartford, DA2 7TJ Tel 01322 221144 Fax 01322 221188 Website www.rcimag.co.uk Reprographic controller Hayley Crumley Circulation supervisor Lauren Prosser Finance director Helen Lawson Printer William Gibbons & Sons All rights reserved. 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Average overall circulation: 8,000 (1st July 2016 – 30th June 2017) Annual subscription rates: UK is £35 (single issues cost £5). Worldwide surface mail is £38. Airmail to Europe – £41; USA, Canada & Mexico – £50; South America, Near & Middle East, Singapore, Africa & Indian subcontinent – £50; Australia & Far East – £55. ISSN No: 0951-6263 RCI Est. 1980 05 Leader 06 Industry News 10 Letters 12 Company News 20 The Envelope 22 Marley Eternit Uncovered 24 SIG Roofing in Focus 28 BMBI Update 44 Cladding & Sheeting 60 Flat Roofing & Waterproofing 70 Rainwater Systems 78 Insulation 84 Pitched Roofing 88 The Pitch 94 Safety, Access & Tools 95 Recruitment 96 Trade Link 30 November saw the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, host the RCI Show 2017; we bring you all the news from this fantastic event 34 It’s been a year of tragedy and turbulence but there have also been positives; we talk to the market about 2017 and what to expect in 2018 44 Mark Harris says it is crucial that whole systems are tested rather than just small-scale tests on individual product samples of building envelopes 84 We take a look at an interesting pitched green roof project in the Outer Hebrides which included a number of challenging factors 88 John Mercer looks at the issues for roof-work in social housing and the importance of ensuring “maintenance-free roofing” ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION Unity Business Press © 2017 ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION 84 TO QUOTE MISSION STATEMENT At the very heart of the roofing, cladding and insulation markets since 1980, RCI champions best practice, raises awareness of safety issues on site and promotes business excellence. RCI delivers its mixture of news, views, trends and product updates through print, an online weekly newsletter and its website…and in person at its ever-relevant and popular RCI Show. 36 “It’s no wonder that we have started using the political term the ‘squeezed middle’ because our costs have WIENERBERGER At Wienerberger, we know that technology isn’t just smartphones and microchips. Sometimes it’s taking a product you know, and re-engineering it to be quicker, stronger and better value. Which is exactly what we've done with the allnew Calderdale Edge. It uses less material but is both bigger and stronger than the old version, it has a thinner, interlocking design perfect for quicker laying, and a larger format aesthetic than requires less tiles and less cost per square metre. We think that’s true technology. WWW.WIENERBERGER.CO.UK DECEMBER 2017 www.rcimag.co.uk ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION Print Online Exhibition I N T R O D U C I N G T H E A L L N E W C A L D E R D A L E E D G E . This is what technology looks like. RCI SHOW 2017 REVIEW: P.30 THE ENVELOPE James Talman talks in detail about the NFRC and CITB’s new roofing accreditation to protect and grow the sector P.20 AWARDS PARTY RCI attended the LRWA’s inaugural awards ceremony and we report back on all the winners P.60 ENGINEERED SIMPLICITY Andrew Pass explains how engineered simplicity is fundamental to the success of fall protection P.94 : increased and yet we have had sustained pressure on us by housebuilders to hold our prices” 44 “It is crucial therefore, that whole systems are tested, rather than relying on small scale tests on individual product samples and potentially ignoring the fire performance of some components 70 “Ground level is often the line where responsibility changes; the architect or cladding company will have designed the above ground drainage, and the civil / structural engineer the below ground”


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