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Re-roofing project gives East Ayrshire homes a lift

Russell Roof Tiles has announced it has provided 'sustainable and long-lasting' concrete roof tiles to support the re-roofing of a social housing project in...

Energy crisis will worsen unless we offer a balanced smart transition where consumers decide...

By John Forster, chair and founder of Forster Group ENERGY prices skyrocketing, rising inflation rates and a potential year-long recession, the immediate economic picture for...

New distillery’s green roof creates a buzz

The 'green' sedum roof at The Cairn Distillery near Grantown on Spey has reportedly become a haven for bees since being installed in April. ...

Roofing and cladding contractors face business survival fears over cost pressures

NEW research has found that 71% of roofing and cladding contractors fear for the survival of their business due to price inflation and soaring...

Inspirational supervisor scales Criffel three years on from major stroke

A Russell Roof Tiles supervisor has completed the gruelling challenge of climbing to the top of Criffel three years after suffering a major stroke. Colin Stevenson...

Roof tile manufacturer officially opens £2 million upgraded plant

PITCHED roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has officially unveiled its new £2 million upgraded utility plant at its site at Lochmaben. The project...

Rooflights prove a bright idea for new facility

BRETT Martin Daylight Systems has provided its Energysaver GRP rooflights for a new production facility in Bedfordshire, said to have created a ‘light, energy...

Reduced on and off-site carbon footprints are key to improved building sustainability

With more high-profile developers announcing their ambition to increase the number of net zero carbon projects in their building portfolio, Janice Johnson, sustainability manager...

Old Plean Roofing is reaching new heights

STIRLING-based contractor Old Plean Roofing has already started expanding its new premises – just six months after moving in! The family-run business, founded in 2019...

Contractor commits to developing young roofers

A roofing contractor is on a mission to help ease skills shortages in the sector by committing to providing practical work experience for hundreds...

Polden roof tiles specified for Callander affordable housing project

DEVELOPER Lovell Partnerships has specified pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) for a new affordable housing project in Callander. The development of Claish...

New fund opens to help NFRC members attract fresh talent

THE NFRC Charitable Trust has approved a new Inclusion Fund to help National Federation of Roofing Contractors members attract and retain diverse talent. Grants are...

McConnell strengthens senior team with new appointments

MCCONNELL has announced it has strengthened its leadership team on the back of 'stronger than forecasted' growth, recent major framework successes and a 'burgeoning'...
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Roofers report rising workloads but cost pressures mean higher prices for clients

NEW research has revealed the majority of roofing and cladding contractors have increased their tender prices amid 'spiralling' costs of materials, labour and energy. The...

The heat is on for aspiring roofers as SkillBuild 2022 begins

NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) has announced it is 'delighted' to once again be leading the roofing element of this year's SkillBuild competition. The...

Donaldson Group launches online roof truss ordering service

THE Donaldson Group is introducing a new online roof truss ordering service called Donaldson Direct. The timber specialist said the new platform provides a 'simple...

Roofing team rises to tower challenge

BRIGGSAMASCO has revealed details of its work to install a weathertight solution to three huge towers for a luxury high-rise project in Manchester city...

Hybrid solution earns top marks at new school

A hybrid roofing membrane from Sika was utilised to provide a watertight finish for a new school built using offsite construction techniques. To meet performance...

Why guarantees are important in roofing

Mark Parsons, technical director at pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles, explains why a solid guarantee is essential WE’RE experiencing an overwhelming change in...

Collaboration holds the key to tackling cladding challenges

INSITE Group has called on the construction industry to continue working collaboratively in navigating its way through the current cladding challenges amidst ‘more demands...