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RCI July 2017

@RCIMAG JULY 2017 A UNITY PRESS PUBLICATION 14 REGULARS FEATURES THIS MONTH Editorial Editor Matt Downs Direct tel 01732 748 032 Email mdowns@unity-media.com Assistant editor Holly Miles Direct tel 01732 748 035 Email hmiles@unity-media.com fax 01732 748 001 Advertising & marketing Advertisement sales manager Tony Brown Direct tel 01732 748 059 Mobile 07979 506 896 Email tbrown@unity-media.com fax 01732 748 001 Trade link advert manager Jo Claydon-Smith Direct tel 01732 748 064 Email jclaydon-smith@unity-media.com fax 01732 748 006 Advertisement sales director Andy Dunn Direct tel 01732 748 064 Email adunn@unity-media.com fax 01732 748 006 Production Production manager Jo Claydon-Smith Direct tel 01732 748 064 Email jclaydon-smith@unity-media.com fax 01732 748 006 To subscribe: subs@unity-media.com Published by Unity Business Press (part of Unity Media PLC) The Manor, Nepicar House, London Road, Wrotham Heath, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 7RS Tel 01732 748 000 Fax 01732 748 001 Website www.rcimag.co.uk Reprographic controller Hayley Burgess Circulation supervisor Jordon Wiggins Finance director Helen Lawson Printer William Gibbons & Sons All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means – electronic or mechanical – without the consent of the publisher. Direct input by Unity Media plc. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publishers do not accept liability for errors – printing or otherwise – appearing within this publication. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the editor or publisher. This publication includes a number of editorial photographs provided and paid for by suppliers. Controlled free circulation: Roofing Cladding & Insulation is available free of charge to personnel who come within our strict terms of control. Copies are available on subscription to persons who do not qualify within the said terms of control or who reside in the Republic of Ireland or overseas. Maximum registration life is three years. Average overall circulation: 8,023 (July 2014 - June 2015) 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 Editor’s Comment 06 Industry News 12 BMBI Update 14 Company News 18 Appointments 20 RCI Technical Note: 246 24 Marley Eternit Uncovered 26 The Envelope 30 SIG Roofing in Focus 36 Cladding & Sheeting 52 Insulation 60 Rooflights & Roof Vents 70 Flat Roofing & Waterproofing 72 SPRA Matters 76 LRWA Viewpoint 88 Pitched Roofing 95 Recruitment 96 Trade Link 20 Keith Roberts offers an introduction to Approved Document B. This is the first in a series of three articles looking at fire safety 26 Following the launch of the Safe2Torch campaign, Kevin Taylor explains what the scheme means for contractors and why it’s so important 34 As we continue our focus on skills and perceptions, Simon Smith gives his views on what needs to be done to attract new entrants to roofing 60 NARM’s Technical Committee explains how small differences in rooflight area can have a significant impact on light levels and energy usage 72 How do you protect membrane roofing during and following installation? Jim Hooker talks us through SPRA’s new guidance... ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION Unity Business Press © 2017 ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION TO QUOTE 20 “Lessons will be learnt with the expectation that the regulations will change. This could be a slow process possibly taking a year so. In the meantime the design and construction of buildings continues” 26 “It is not an exaggeration to say that many companies are one fire away from going out of business, or that the industry itself may be one high profile roof fire away from torch-on being banned in certain locations” 72 “We can’t turn the clock back. Construction is getting more complex; work operations more specialised. Programmes are being squeezed and just-in-time procurement adds pressure” SSQ St Joseph's College, Mill Hill, London, showcasing Del Carmen slate supplied by SSQ. The refurbishment of this Grade II listed building required for a roofing material that would blend in to the surroundings, even on a complex roof design. The intricate nature of the build meant that SSQ’s Del Carmen slate proved ideal for the varying flat and pitched roofing areas. The quality of the finish and the skill of the contractor, Contour Roofing (Essex) Limited, enabled the project to win the Roof Slating Award at this year’s UK Roof Awards. WWW.SSQGROUP.COM 42 34 72


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