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RCI January 2018

@RCIMAG A UNITY PRESS PUBLICATION JANUARY 2018 52 32 66 REGULARS FEATURES THIS MONTH Editorial Acting Editor Holly Miles Direct tel 01732 748 035 Email holly.miles@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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ISSN No: 0951-6263 RCI Est. 1980 05 Leader 06 Industry News 12 Company News 16 People 18 Marley Eternit Uncovered 19 BMBI Update 20 The Envelope 22 SIG Roofing in Focus 26 Cladding & Sheeting 41 Insulation 44 Flat Roofing 64 Rooflights & Roofvents 68 Pitched Roofing 70 The Pitch 84 Safety, Access & Tools 86 The Last Word 88 Trade Link 22 Janine Brady, marketing manager at SIG Roofing discusses how you can add value to your relationships with your customers 26 Matt Downs sat down with Howard Jennings, who is retiring from EJOT UK after 24 years, to talk fixings and fasteners, the skills shortage, pranking colleagues and the future 41 Adrian Pargeter at Kingspan Insulation argues that the limited scope of the post-Grenfell fire safety testing programme may have led to some cladding systems being incorrectly classified as non-compliant 70 2017 marked 40 years in the industry for John Mercer, technical manager at Wienerberger and he reflects on how much has changed 72 After having won the South West SkillBuild and being Highly Commended at last year’s Redland Apprentice of the Year, RCI caught up with Tom Knight for a chat on site ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION Unity Business Press © 2017 ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION 74 TO QUOTE MISSION STATEMENT 20 “Roof fires caused by hot works pose a serious threat to life, property and the image of the roofing industry – PROTAN Protan is a supplier of roofing systems, membranes, terraces and wet rooms for new and refurbishment projects. Our world-leading solutions are developed and produced in Norway to the highest quality and standards. Protan is a pioneer in the bespoke tailoring of roofs. Our membranes can be prefabricated at our factory in Nesbyen, according to the dimensions provided, and then quickly installed on site. This means the building is watertight sooner, with minimum waste. WWW.PROTAN.CO.UK : JANUARY 2018 www.rcimag.co.uk ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION Print Online Exhibition NEW YEAR SOLUTIONS SAVE TIME & MONEY REDUCE RISK OF DEFECTS HIGH QUALITY & LONG LIFE Contact us to make sure you full your New Year roong resolutions. protan.co.uk MARLEY ETERNIT Sarah Harding looks back on 2017 and discusses the challenges and opportunities for the sector this year P. 18 THE ENVELOPE Gary Walpole highlights the positive impact the Safe2Torch campaign has had on the industry P. 20 BEST PRACTICE After the LRWA reveals its latest market size figures, Sarah Spink discusses product choice and training P.48 THE LAST WORD: ROD BENSON OF SIKA ROOFING CELEBRATES CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION P. 86 as well as the long-term future of torch-on as an accepted method of covering a roof.” 24 “Improved daylighting in buildings not only benefits the health of building tenants, it can also reduce energy demand for artificial lighting.” 41 “It is deeply concerning that DCLG have used the results of tests on seven individual configurations to categorise the performance of a whole range of systems” 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. 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