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New careers service launches to tackle ‘chronic’ shortages in roofing and cladding sector

THE National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has announced the launch of a new careers service to help tackle 'chronic' skill shortages in the...

Business highlights value of apprenticeships in helping to tackle sector skills gap

MANUFACTURER Russell Roof Tiles has revealed it believes attracting young people into the industry is 'essential' to tackle skills shortages. The business has highlighted three...

Research highlights ‘key’ role that roofing will play in climate battle

NEW research for NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) has revealed the ‘critical’ role rooftops will play in how we adapt to climate change. The...

McConnell ramps up growth plans with opening of new East Kilbride base

MCCONNELL, previously known as Hugh LS McConnell or McConnell Roofing, has announced it is relaunching the 'McConnell' brand and has opened a new office...

Roof tile manufacturer pitches in to help local charity

THE Lochmaben team at roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles is supporting a local children’s charity this festive season. The company is donating £500 to...

Trade body highlights 35% fall in number of new homes built in Scotland

HOMES for Scotland (HFS) has highlighted a 35% fall in the number of new homes built in the year to end December 2020. The figures...

TN International acquires bitumen roofing specialist in multi-million pound deal

TN International (TNi), owner of Scottish insulation manufacturer Superglass, has acquired bitumen roofing manufacturer Chesterfelt in a multi-million pound deal. The deal has been described...

Business to provide wellness support to help staff tackle festive challenges

PITCHED roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has announced plans to provide mental health support for its 150 staff during the Christmas break. According to...

Pitched roof tile manufacturer invests in potentially life-saving equipment for its sites

RUSSELL Roof Tiles has bought new life-saving defibrillator units for its three sites. The manufacturer of concrete derivatives in the pitched roofing market employs around...

Roofing and cladding skills shortage a ‘ticking time bomb’

THE National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has warned that the skills shortage in roofing and cladding is a 'ticking time bomb'. It comes following...

Russell Roof Tiles launches dedicated programme to support employee mental health

RUSSELL Roof Tiles has announced it is launching its first dedicated programme to support its team's mental health and wellbeing. Unveiled on National Stress Awareness...

Tapered insulation points way to long-term warm, dry flat roof performance

By James Wilkinson, design team manager at flat roof and single-layer tapered insulation specialist, Gradient PONDING caused by inadequately-designed falls is a significant contributor to...

Perth project honoured in SPRA Awards

SINGLE ply roofing manufacturer Sika and five of its certified contractors were celebrating after being honoured at this year’s Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA)...

Plus point: new range launches for distributors

A range of bituminous membranes specially formulated for roofing distributors and their customers has been launched by waterproofing specialists TN International (TNi). The ROOFplus portfolio...
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Roofing and cladding contractors see rising workloads but material shortages intensify

NEW research has highlighted the impact of material and skills shortages and rising costs in the roofing and cladding industry. The NFRC/Glenigan State of the...

Programme unveiled for ninth Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival

THE programme for this year's Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival has been released, with organisers focusing heavily on COP26 and the sustainability of traditional buildings...

MP hears of pitched roof tile manufacturer’s expansion plans

PITCHED roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles recently received a visit from Alister Jack MP, the UK Government's secretary of state for Scotland. The firm...

Livingston’s Lanthorn Centre set for £3m roof repair

WEST Lothian Council has agreed a budget of over £3 million for the repair of the Lanthorn Centre's roof deck. The Livingston facility closed in...

Lochmaben roof tile manufacturer gets green light for £1.7m investment

LOCHMABEN-based pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles, has confirmed it has been given the go-ahead for a £1.7 million plant and building works. The...

Kilmarnock roofing specialist strengthens senior management team

KEN Wales has been promoted to the role of divisional director of McConnell's specialist roofing and painting division. He has been with the Kilmarnock-headquartered business...

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