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RCI June 2014

@RCIMAG JUNE 2014 A UNITY PRESS PUBLICATION 40 REGULARS FEATURES THIS MONTH Editorial Editor Matt Downs Direct tel 01732 748 032 Email mdowns@unity-media.com Editorial assistant David Pratt Direct tel 01732 748 035 Email dpratt@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 Acting 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), Becket House, Vestry Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 5EJ Tel 01732 748 000 Fax 01732 748 001 Website www.rcimag.co.uk Reprographic controller Marion Jenkins Circulation supervisor James Mullender 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 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. Average overall circulation: 8,001 (July 2012 - June 2013) 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 News 10 Company News 16 Roofing Awards 2014 18 RCI Technical Note 228 20 ME Column: Testing To Extremes 22 Issues & Solutions 32 Sandtoft Says: Specifications 34 Cladding & Sheeting 48 Insulation 54 Rainwater Systems 62 Fixings & Fasteners 66 Flat Roofing & Flex Systems 74 Pitched Roofing 81 Safety, Access & Tools 84 Recruitment 87 Trade Link 20 Ken Clark of Marley Eternit looks at the different product standards for European roof tiles and asks if they really go far enough 34 Graeme Bell of Aurubis looks at copper and explains why architects are now exploring the metal with “a real sense of design freedom” 53 Dave Hall of Saint-Gobain Technical Acadamies explains why we need a commitment to apprenticeship schemes to attract new talent 54 Simon Mawson of CA Group takes a look at industrial gutters, including a new best practice British Standard for thinner materials 66 Sika’s Nigel Blacklock discusses the issues around Part L and the concerns with commerce falling behind industry standards 76 Christian Brash of John Brash outlines ways you can save both time and reduce wastage on site for pitched roofing solutions ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION Unity Business Press © 2014 ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION 22 TO QUOTE 18 “Roofs laid to falls have fewer performance problems and less callbacks to site to resolve leaks after completion” 22 “Under conservation law, like must be replaced with like, however this can be costly for the homeowner and cumbersome for the installer” 32 “A building is a product constructed from many components, just in the same way that a car or a piece of electronic equipment is constructed from many components” SIG DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY SIG Design & Technology takes the risk out of your roof projects by providing a complete, reliable, impartial design and supply service on its flat / green / metal roof products that is guaranteed by SIG plc. The company is now offering approved DATAC members extra contract support to help them win work. For any projects over 500m2 SIG D&T will produce a ‘Bid Support Pack’ which the contractor can present to their client when bidding for a project. WWW.SINGLEPLY.CO.UK 48 74


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