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GDPR is Coming – Are you Prepared?

Every business, whether it is a UK or an EU company, will hold some kind of Personal Data (for its employees) which means they should follow the appropriate steps below, as a minimum for the GDPR. Understand Your Data - Know and understand what Personal Data your organisation collects, how it is processed, if it…

By |2018-02-22T12:51:58+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Coming, Prepared|Comments Off on GDPR is Coming – Are you Prepared?

Winter Working

  Although British Winters aren’t famous for heavy snow, inclement weather is still likely, from heavy frosts to cold winds which can introduce a whole range of new and additional risks into an already high-risk environment. It is essential that these risks be dealt with, and clients and principal contractors must take positive action to…

By |2018-02-21T15:36:59+00:00February 21st, 2018|Winter, Working|Comments Off on Winter Working

Importance of Declaring Business Diversification

Uncertainties regarding the performance of the construction sector in 2018 may spur some roofing contractors to consider diversifying into new disciplines to broaden their skill base and consequently their contract opportunities.  The roofing sector today comprises a wide mix of different disciplines creating plenty of scope for business diversification for those contractors keen to develop…

By |2018-02-21T15:37:11+00:00February 21st, 2018|Declaring, Importance|Comments Off on Importance of Declaring Business Diversification

Supply Chain Risks

In an increasingly litigious society and with substantial risks ever-present in roofing, it is prudent for all firms to make sure that they have robust insurances in place. Ultimately, the risk of cutting corners and being underinsured is something which, although we come across regularly, is a danger to your employees and the very existence…

By |2018-02-21T13:40:41+00:00February 21st, 2018|Chain, Supply|Comments Off on Supply Chain Risks

The New Year heralds new roofing apprenticeships in Cambridge

  Within the construction industry, there has long been a persistent worry that that not enough young roofers are joining our sector and acquiring the necessary skills. With ageing roofers set to retire and a current surge in house-building, it’s more important than ever that we continue to attract young blood to join our exciting…

By |2018-02-21T13:40:41+00:00February 21st, 2018|heralds, Roofing|Comments Off on The New Year heralds new roofing apprenticeships in Cambridge

Construction Going Green

Centenary Quay - Axter Ltd​ Architects, designers, builders and suppliers are all looking at ways to create healthier  more energy-efficient homes. And with long-term impact at the forefront of development, comes a rise in green roofing. Green roofs consider biodiversity within the built realm. They reduce the need for artificial cooling in hot weather, reduce…

By |2018-02-21T15:37:57+00:00February 21st, 2018|Construction, Going, Roofers, Roofing, Roofing Industry News|Comments Off on Construction Going Green

Steer clear of steeper fines for health and safety offences

Ian Hollingworth, Head of Claims for ECIC In 2016 the UK Sentencing Council announced major modifications to the penalties for health and safety at work offences following concerns that existing sanctions were too low to act as a significant deterrent.   To ensure fines would have an ‘economic impact’ on the offending employer, fines would be…

By |2018-02-21T13:40:41+00:00February 21st, 2018|clear, Steer|Comments Off on Steer clear of steeper fines for health and safety offences

Skills Competitions – Keeping it in the Family

The bi-annual World Championship for Young Roofers (IFD) has just taken place in Warsaw and once again, Team GB did us proud. Not only did they put on an impressive display of skill and talent, the flat roofing team scooped the coveted President Prize for innovation. Congratulations goes to the four individuals involved, they are…

By |2018-02-21T13:40:40+00:00February 21st, 2018|Competitions, Skills|Comments Off on Skills Competitions – Keeping it in the Family

Young Roofers – Our Future Lies in Their Hands

Following the recent World Championship for Young Roofers (IFD) and SkillBuild 2016, young roofers have certainly been dominating the news headlines: and rightly so. In fact, the more we can do to encourage young roofers to join our sector and develop their skills, the more effective we will be in closing the gap of ageing…

By |2018-02-21T13:40:40+00:00February 21st, 2018|Roofers, Young|Comments Off on Young Roofers – Our Future Lies in Their Hands

The Importance of Making the Right Choice in Liquid Roofing

The LRWA has recorded significant growth in the liquid applied waterproofing market in the last five years. We’ve spoken to Terry Wain, technical secretary at the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), and asked what impact this has had on the industry - good and bad. Q: Explain the rate of growth in the liquid…

By |2018-02-21T13:40:40+00:00February 21st, 2018|Importance, Making|Comments Off on The Importance of Making the Right Choice in Liquid Roofing
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