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Roofing innovations at Interbuild

Roofing is raising its profile at Interbuild 2008, with the sector’s leading trade association supporting the show for the second consecutive year.

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors Ltd (NFRC), in association with Interbuild, is championing roofing representation at the UK’s biggest building show (Sunday 26th – Thursday 30th October 2008).
“We partnered with Interbuild for the first time last year and it was such a success that I’m pleased to say we’re back on board and looking forward to bringing the benefits of the alliance to our members,” says NFRC Chief Executive, Ray Horwood.

Among NFRC members already confirmed are some of roofing’s most innovative market leaders including H D Sharman – originators of the Rubberised Plygene Guttering System 20 years ago; Helifix, the company behind the first one-piece helical roof tile; and Web Dynamics, manufacturers of TLX, formerly Thinsulex, the original BBA certified multi-foil insulation solution.

“We had an excellent response on-stand at last year’s event and so our presence at Interbuild has always been an important part of our 2008 marketing plan,” says managing director of Web Dynamics, Nick Searle.

“We are a forward thinking company and invest time and resource into research and development to ensure we have a clear understanding of customer needs and market developments. Last year we launched TLX Rafterfit and we will use Interbuild later this year to unveil further additions to our re-branded TLX product portfolio.

“Being a company that endeavours to keep abreast of industry issues we drive our product development accordingly. I am pleased that there is now an annual opportunity to bring our latest developments to a captive audience at Interbuild.”

Fronting the sector’s sustainability drive, Solar Century is showcasing its large scale renewable energy and carbon reduction solutions; and John Brash – a leading manufacturer of roofing battens and scaffold boards – will be demonstrating the inherent ‘eco’ properties of its imported timber.

“Amid the current climate there are huge opportunities for roofing,” says Interbuild Event Director, James Gower. “With the government announcing that all non-domestic buildings must be zero carbon by 2019 and a £26m increase in funding for the Green Home Service, the roofing sector will inevitably play a big part in making the environmental savings that we as an industry must strive towards.

“Working alongside the NFRC, I look forward to presenting the very latest roofing innovations at Interbuild 2008.”

From ancillary products through to solar energy initiatives, slate materials and gutters, Hall 5’s structural setting will play host to the full spectrum of roofing related products and services.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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