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Apprentice Brings Home Gold to Yorkshire from WorldSkills Competition

Students from Leeds College of Building have been doing Yorkshire proud and showing the rest of the UK how it’s done after bringing home one gold and two highly-commended medals. At the national WorldSkills UK competition – the country’s largest experiential skills, apprenticeships, and careers event – Leeds College of Building apprentice Joseph Turner …

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Forticrete to showcase innovative range at the Build Show  

Forticrete will be showcasing its innovative range of precision engineered concrete building products at the Build Show, part of UK Construction Week (October 9-11 2018). Amongst the products on display will be its Low Pitched Roof Window System and SL8® large format roof tile. Forticrete’s low pitch roof window system …

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Church’s crowning glory sees BMI Redland reach the heights

Craftsmanship and attention to detail received their just reward when the re-roofing of Shettleston New Parish Church in Glasgow’s East End won the Roof Tiling category in the National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ UK Roofing Awards. The award was made to DM Roofing & Roughcasting, working with BMI Redland – part …

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A force for good in roofing

As part of an initiative to attract former service personnel into the construction industry, Coleg Cambria, Deeside, North East Wales; is hosting a Forces in Construction Insight Day on October 10th. Organised by the CITB, Kier, the MoD’s Career Transition Partnership and the college itself; the event is being backed …

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White knight roofer races to the rescue of pensioner

Josh Morrison, of JR Roofing in Blackpool Lancashire, has done his bit to uphold the reputation of roofers, despite the best efforts of cowboys and conmen. Morrison stepped in when he heard of a pensioner who had been fleeced and then intimidated by cowboys who had stripped her roof and …

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Actis launches installation video tutorials for new easy-to-use roofing membrane

Actis has produced a series of bite sized video tutorials to accompany the launch of its latest product – an easy-to-use insulating breather membrane for roofs. The videos, presented by specification manager Dan Anson-Hart, take an overview of how to insulate a pitched roof with its new Boost R Hybrid …

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Roof rescuer recognised as local hero

A community-minded roofer was nominated as a ‘Local Hero’ for his inspiring acts of generosity for the National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ 2018 UK Roofing Awards, sponsored by SIG Roofing. John Davis of JD Roofing was recognised by staff at the SIG Roofing Wigan branch, who regularly hear about his …

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Redland Regent crowns residential block

Regent Half Tiles  were among a number of  products from roofing manufacturer Redland used on the refurbishment of a block of 30 apartments in Caterham, Surrey. The very low pitch of the roof, just 16o, and the need to match the existing tiles visually was behind the choice of the …

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Tuff Waterproofing launches new product guide

Tuff Waterproofing, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of heavy-duty GRP waterproof flat roofing, has launched a customer information guide combining valuable technical advice with comprehensive details on its widest-ever range of products. The guide provides information on the company’s acclaimed TuffStuff GRP roofing and Tuff Tech Pro VP/UV, a …

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SpecMaster solves thorny problem at Gorse Hill School

Gorse Hill School in Swindon, a shortlisted project in this year’s NFRC UK Roofing Awards, has been restored to its Victorian splendour thanks to contractor, Davis Roofing, who used Redland tiles and Dry-Fix systems specified under the Redland SpecMaster service. Not only was Redland involved in renewing the extremely complex …

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