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RCI May 2017

@RCIMAG MAY 2017 A UNITY PRESS PUBLICATION 36 60 REGULARS FEATURES THIS MONTH Editorial Editor Matt Downs Direct tel 01732 748 032 Email mdowns@unity-media.com Assistant editor Lewis Small Direct tel 01732 748 035 Email lsmall@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 Tom Jackson Circulation supervisor Jordon Wiggins Finance director Helen Lawson Printer William Gibbons & Sons All rights reserved. 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ISSN No: 0951-6263 RCI Est. 1980 05 Editor’s Comment 06 Industry News 12 Company News 18 Appointments 22 The Envelope 24 SIG Roofing in Focus 28 Marley Eternit Uncovered 30 RCI Technical Note 245 36 Cladding & Sheeting 48 Renewable Energy 50 Insulation 60 Flat Roofing & Waterproofing 64 LRWA Viewpoint 74 Pitched Roofing 76 The Pitch: Wienerberger 82 Safety, Access & Tools 86 The Last Word 88 Trade Link 26 Nick Tune looks at the challenges that BIM still faces when it comes to the difference between as-designed and as-built 54 Matt Downs visited insulation manufacturers Recticel Insulation and Gradient to find out what’s in store for the sector in 2017 60 Uncertain times can often lead to anxiety in business, but Charles Pierce explains why he feels uncertainty can present opportunity 74 Ever wondered if your lead roof installations are getting their maximum life span? The LSA provides some key advice to help achieve this 78 David Patrick talks innovation and explains why he feels manufacturers should take on the responsibility to deliver it ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION Unity Business Press © 2017 ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION 40 TO QUOTE 30 “One major change that has not been widely discussed has been that the structural design is now required to be verified using limit state principles in accordance with the Eurocode, BS EN 1990” 56 “My background is roofing and this means I like the challenge and can sympathise with what contractors are faced with on site and in many cases know what they want” 78 “Wherever and whenever there is a regulation change – take BS 5534 in this sector for instance – manufacturers will necessarily adapt and launch new products to meet the requirements” BRETT MARTIN DAYLIGHT SYSTEMS The Daylight Collection is Brett Martin’s range of glass and polycarbonate rooflight and glazing systems. This includes their core range of dome rooflights, flat glass rooflights, vault rooflights, panel glazing systems, skylights and click panel systems for rooflights and facades - available in standard sizes and options, to make the selection and pricing of the most appropriate rooflight for a project as easy as 1-2-3. In addition to the core range, they have a range of fully customizable products which can be tailored to suit specific needs. All rooflights within the Daylight Collection are manufactured in the UK in Brett Martin’s own environmentally and quality approved factories, to meet and exceed the latest industry and legislative requirements, whilst delivering exceptional functionality, guaranteed performance and contemporary design. The Daylight Collection brochure can now be downloaded from: WWW.BRETTMARTIN.COM 81


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