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RCI May 2014

@RCIMAG MAY 2014 A UNITY PRESS PUBLICATION 20 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 12 People 16 ME Column: air pollution 20 EINROOFSTEiN 22 Issues & Solutions 24 Women in construction 30 RIA Roofing Focus 35 RCI Show news 36 Cladding & Sheeting 52 Renewable Energy 54 Insulation 62 Flat Roofing & Flex Systems 75 Pitched Roofing 84 Safety, Access & Tools 85 Recruitment 87 Trade Link 16 Gavin White of Marley Eternit looks at the impact of poor air quality and outlines the role he feels roofing products can play in this 22 Haroun El-Helw of SSQ outlines the issues relating to determining the quality of a slate amidst all the “conflicting information” 24 RCI looks at the issues surrounding the lack of women in construction and talks to Tracy Bray of Redland to get her views 36 Carlton Jones of the MCRMA discusses its latest guidance with regard to safety when accessing roofs and working at height 54 Tony Millichap of Kingspan Insulation considers the best approaches to meeting the upcoming zero carbon targets 62 SPRA’s Jim Hooker takes an in-depth look at product and manufacturer-based training ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION Unity Business Press © 2014 ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION 76 TO QUOTE 20 “I have been speaking recently to two large roofing contractors, both of whom complain they simply cannot recruit trainees. One of these contractors has actually resorted to advertising in Portugal, Spain and Germany!” 64 “It would also appear that those asking questions believe that zero means zero, i.e zero pitch means zero falls, or in the simplest terms, completely flat” 75 “With fixing specifications likely to increase in the near future such that there will be no unfixed tiles on a roof, it is important that roofers consider their working practices carefully” BRETT MARTIN DAYLIGHT SYSTEMS Brett Martin Daylight Systems’ Marlon Clickfix1040 is a complete architectural panel glazing system consisting of modular polycarbonate panels which simply click and fix into place to create seamless facades, rooflights and canopies. Rooflight manufacturer Brett Martin Daylight Systems has built a solid reputation as the industry specialist in the provision of rooflight solutions for commercial and industrial building projects. The company is the UK and Ireland’s leading rooflight manufacturer and demonstrates an impressive rooflight portfolio consisting of the most extensive range of precision engineered rooflights available from a single source, including vaulted rooflights, dome rooflights, skylights, panel glazing systems, canopies, composite panel rooflights and site assembled rooflights. WWW.MARLONCLICKFIX.COM 36 68


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