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RCI May 2017

Zink Copper Stainless Slick, quick, click, tick. FOR VERTICAL FAÇADES, ROOFLIGHTS & CANOPIES Marlon Clickfix1040 is the complete architectural glazing system solution. Its interlocking panels simply click and fix into place for fast and easy installation and a completely seamless façade. Used together with Marlon Clickfix RL or Marlon Clickfix VF aluminium glazing bar systems, you can be guaranteed a solid attractive finish. That’s one big tick for Marlon ��������������! For more information call 024 7660 2022 or email daylight@bremartin.com www.marlonclickfix.com LETTER Dear Editor, I would like to congratulate the NFRC and all those involved in the Roofing Sector Workforce Development Strategy for all their hard work in representing our industry at the recent Roofing Showcase Event at Westminster. As the articles in Roofzine and RCI helpfully pointed out, the research and conclusions from the Roofing Sector Workforce Development Strategy report pointed to three key objectives. Firstly, to establish roofing as a professional, modern, respected sector with clear career paths that is able to attract the best and the brightest apprentices, students and new workers. Secondly, to formalise and standardise a higher UK-wide training, accreditation and assessment infrastructure to upskill and multiskill its growing workforce. And finally, to develop greater levels of proactive engagement with roofing sector companies, customers and suppliers, enabling growth, increased training, access to grants and higher standards. The three key points are absolutely right, but I would also add that the quality and availability of materials should also be part of that agenda going forward because they also encompass the sentiments of at least two of the three points. Take roofing batten as an example. We have made significant investment throughout our business to ensure a gold standard of manufacturing – which results in a gold standard of product. We also have an ongoing programme of education and sharing knowledge with the house-building industry and its supply chain to understand the requirements of the British Standard and the gold standard of products that are available. This is particularly relevant because there is still batten in the market that does not meet BS 5534, and roofing contractors are taking the risk on using inferior products. We are happy to share our expert opinion to further support the Roofing Sector Workforce Development Strategy and its influence in keeping up the pressure and creating a stronger, more professional roofing sector for the benefit of all stakeholders, including contractors and manufacturers, as well as homeowners and building owners. Shaun Revill, trading director, SR Timber 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk roofzine The weekly newsletter for the roofing, cladding & insulation industries The weekly e-zine for the roofing industry. Roofzine for all editorial contributions covering: News Cladding & Sheeting Insulation Pitched Roofing Flexible Systems Safety & Access Appointments/Recruitment Trade Association News Roof Lights & Roof Vents Fixings & Fasteners Green Roofs Solar Rainwater and much more! Register now, for your FREE weekly ROOFZINE to make sure you are kept up to date with all the latest news in your industry. www.roofzine.co.uk FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF MAGAZINE


RCI May 2017
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