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Pitched roofing manufacturer highlights merchant growth

PITCHED roofing specialist Russell Roof Tiles has revealed the business is experiencing a 15% rise in customer growth in the builders’ merchants sector. This includes new...

Aggressive seagull puts a stop to roof survey

A rogue seagull put a stop to a roof survey being carried out on Stranraer Academy after bringing down a drone. An Air Accidents Investigation...

Century-old tenements set for refurbishment

PROCAST has been awarded an £880,000 contract to refurbish 100-year-old red sandstone tenement flats in Glasgow's east end. The project will involve an extensive makeover...

Ventilation solutions to eradicate risk, liability and cost in social housing

Damp, condensation and mould growth remain perennial problems in social housing.

Slate specialist honoured for sustainable credentials

NATURAL slate specialist Cupa Pizarras has has become a carbon-neutral company according to the Carbon Trust. This was achieved by working with Carbon Footprint and...

Procast secures West Lothian roof and render contract

STRATHAVEN-based Procast has landed a £1.2 million contract to provide roofing and rendering services for West Lothian Council. The deal, awarded under a three-year Trades...

Start of a new tradition?

THE annual Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival moved to an online format this year due to Covid-19 – and was such a success that organisers...

Procast lands Airdrie town centre refurb role

STRATHAVEN-based Procast has been awarded a contract in the upcoming project to refurbish properties in Airdrie's Buchanan and Hallcraig Streets. The contract forms part of...
Viking Air 2 Vital Points

Next generation roofing underlay offers superior air permeability and strong wind uplift resistance

Building products manufacturer Glidevale Protect has launched Viking Air, an air and vapour permeable (LR) roofing underlay for cold and warm pitched roofs. 

Barrhead contractor to deliver £5m East Ayrshire upgrades programme

BARRHEAD-based contractor A.C. Whyte has announced it will deliver a £5 million programme to upgrade more than 490 East Ayrshire homes by September 2021. East...

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival line-up confirmed

ORGANISERS of the Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival, which will take place online due to Covid-19, have revealed this year's line-up. The event is normally part...

Sika launches new hot melt roofing system

SIKA recently announced it has expanded its bituminous roofing range with the launch of SikaBit ProMelt - described as a versatile structural waterproofing system...

Virus response shows the true value of trade bodies

THE Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the roofing and cladding sector, with businesses and individuals operating in this field having to...

How to make roofs a thing of beauty

A roof can speak volumes on the character of a building and the people inhabiting the premises. It is why roofing solutions must be...

Reflective membrane solution delivers thermal efficiency for large social housing development

A combination of a low emissivity, insulating breather membrane and internal air and vapour control layer from Protect Membranes has been installed as part of an award-winning social housing development in Greater Manchester

Scottish Procurement Alliance renews four frameworks

SCOTTISH Procurement Alliance (SPA) has announced it is re-procuring four of its most successful frameworks: Schools and Community Buildings; Modular Buildings; Roofing; and Doors. In...

Aberdeen rail project marks a departure from felt roofing

Meticulous co-ordination keeps task on track

Station project is a blazing triumph

PROTEUS Waterproofing has completed a challenging roof refurbishment project at Tollcross Fire Station in Edinburgh

Enriching the knowledge of Scots roofing students

Gary Moug reports on a product enrichment day at South Lanarkshire College, where students got to learn about the latest solutions in the sector

Best of Scottish roofing celebrated in Glasgow

THE annual NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards took place in Glasgow recently, with achievements in heritage, innovation and community contributions being...