With pitched roofs problems being implicated in 60% of NHBC claims, the latest Buildingtalk Newsletter features a new roof putty solution that looks useful.
There is also an industry debate going over the value of dry fix systems v. mortar for roofing and I would welcome any comments on this via [email protected]
The latest UK Construction PMI reports growth at the fastest pace for 7 months but strains on lead-times, not least because of skills shortages. Buildingtalk is backing Get Britain Building 2020 Plan launched in London yesterday. It aims to see a further 200k jobs created through more house building and infrastructure projects. With the average age of construction workers now over 50, we do need to find ways of encouraging the younger generation into the industry. They can check out career opportunities via Buildingtalk JOBsearch.
Finally, a reminder to custom and selfbuilders about Grand Designs Live next month at the NEC – a great show to see innovative products. Here is a link for details and free tickets for Buildingtalk readers.
Freefoam has strong ties with contractors, architects and specifiers, thanks to its ‘The Power of Many’ approach.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Cladding, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Walls
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A dynamic South Coast start-up, Energy Carbon, has won the exclusive contract to distribute cutting-edge German heating technology to the UK.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency