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ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION A UNITY PRESS PUBLICATION @RCIMAG FEBRUARY 2018 32 18 66 REGULARS FEATURES THIS MONTH Editorial Editor Nichola Farrugia Direct tel 01732 748 032 Email nichola.farrugia@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 20 Technical Note 22 SIG Roofi ng in Focus 26 The Envelope 28 BMBI Update 30 BMF Members’ Day 32 Cladding & Sheeting 54 Insulation 60 Flat Roofi ng 78 Fixings & Fasteners 86 Pitched Roofi ng 94 Safety, Access & Tools 104 Trade Link 22 Janine Brady at SIG Roofi ng discusses the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation, and how it will affect RCI readers 40 Simon Gregory at Proteus Facades looks at the rising popularity of copper alloys as rainscreen cladding 46 Marc Van der Voort of Industrial Textiles & Plastics gives a run-down of what specifi ers need to know about the fi re ratings of the materials they are specifying 86 Goofs on the Roof: the fi rst in a new series, which shows common roofi ng errors and what would have been best practice 92 Graham Copson at Klober, takes a look at the new dry fi x standard, BS 8612: Dry-fi xed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling, which has been launched to shake-up the industry ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION Unity Business Press © 2017 79 TO QUOTE MISSION STATEMENT At the very heart of the roofi ng, 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. 20 “There is a widespread culture of waiting to be told what to do by regulators, rather than taking responsibility SIG DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY Supporting you at every stage, SIG Design & Technology provides a free, complete and impartial roofi ng design and supply service for its contractors. It helps you choose the right products for your project. The roof design and technical support are PI-insured, installation is monitored and full system guarantees are available. Follow the eight steps to learn how to achieve the ‘#PerfectRoof’. WWW.SINGLEPLY.CO.UK FEBRUARY 2018 www.rcimag.co.uk ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION Print Online Exhibition Supporting you at every stage We take the risk out of roof installations www.singleply.co.uk Tel: 0844 443 4772 SINGLEPLY LIQUID WATERPROOFING BUILT UP SYSTEMS GREEN ROOFS talk to us on: Complete and impartial roofing design and supply service Full technical support Full system guarantees Design for low maintenance and a happy client We take the risk out of roof design for you. Find out why at #PerfectRoof or visit www.singleply.co.uk/perfectroof EXTERIOR AESTHETICS ON BUILDINGS P. 36 THE PITCH John Mercer discusses the three most popular roofing materials: clay; concrete and slate P. 24 REFURBISH OR REPLACE? Michael Hallwood examines why it may be better to refurbish cladding than replace it altogether P. 42 GOOFS ON THE ROOF The first in a series of articles showing common roofing errors and the correct way of doing things P. 86 001 RCI 0218 12/02/2018 17:43 Page 1 for building to the correct standards.” 46 “The challenges, for both manufacturers and specifi cers, is understanding and interpreting fl ame retardant standards.” 86 “There is a plethora of dry-fi xed roofi ng products on the market, and a widespread misconception that these are commodity products with little variations between brands – apart from the price.”


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