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RCI July 2017

Got a single ply roofing query or issue you would like to discuss? Contact The SPRA Helpline: Tel: 0845 154 7188 www.spra.co.uk check of whether the contract conditions accord with reality. Innovation There is a gap in the market which is waiting for an innovator. Given pressure to reduce site waste and to use sustainable materials, old solutions to temporary protection such as plywood or OSB sheets are often inappropriate. SPRA is looking at the feasibility of promoting the circular economy by developing reusable, recycled products for temporary protection. Contracts Sadly, poor standards of design, management and installation of protection sometimes result in serious water ingress incidents and insurance claims. It is surprising how often the sequence of events which lead up to such incidents bears little relation to the conditions in the Contract. Examples include the main contractor accessing the roof with plant or following trades when the roofing sub-contractor is in possession; obligations on sub-sub-contractors which differ from those on sub-contractors; main contractor’s failure to notify when penetrating the roof system for services; roofing contractor’s failure to enforce protection during their possession. Specialists must study these clauses carefully and be assertive in seeking amendment where necessary. Toolbox talk Finally, the guide offers a standard Toolbox Talk which can be copied and used at site to explain protection procedures and raise awareness of the risks and consequences of poor protection. For your copy, visit SPRA’s new website at www.spra.co.uk and click on ‘Technical’. All guidance is free of charge and requires only a simple registration process. SPRA MATTERS Clearly designated walkways Above: Working with major contractors – Willmott Dixon ‘Quality Delivery’ magazine CONGRATULATIONS to all our Winners & Highly Commended BEST NEW BUILD BEST REFURBISHMENT MOST INNOVATIVE BEST DETAILING BEST FOR HEALTH Si ka Sarnafi l DANO SA UK Delo mac Roofi ng AND SAFETY The SPRA Annual Awards celebration has grown again in 2017. Now in its third year, the Awards are having a real impact on the single ply sector and wider industry. Attracting the largest number of entries to date, quality was of course high, and project range diverse. SPRA MEMBERS TAKE NOTE - Projects taking place in 2017 will be eligible for the 2018 SPRA Awards, so make sure you start thinking ahead – which category will you submit your project for..? For more information �� 0845 1547188 �� enquiries@spra.co.uk JOIN AND HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF SINGLE PLY ROOFING www.spra.co.uk ICB (Waterproofing) Ltd. Carlisle Construction Materials Ltd.


RCI July 2017
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