Roofing Round Up

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Flat Roofing Fergal’s found it!

The latest campaign from OSB manufacturer, MEDITE SMARTPLY, features Flat Roofing Fergal – their flame-retardant OSB ambassador.

Fergal is an experienced roofer who wants to keep hold of his good reputation. So, he sets about finding the ideal flame-retardant structural OSB3 panel to get the job done properly – SMARTPLY FR.
SMARTPLY FR/FR BUILD OSB3 is a flame-retardant panel that features a Zeroignition Solution – a water-based, eco-friendly, flame-retardant solution that is added during panel processing. This ensures fire performance whilst its EN 300 rating means it will maintain structural integrity.

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Klober supports top talent at SkillBuild

Klober is sponsoring SkillBuild, the competition that the CITB holds for building trade apprentices attending college. The company is supplying materials for the finals and the Roof Slating and Tiling heats in the Regional Qualifiers.

Held between April and July, the competitions bring together trainees and apprentices throughout the UK to compete in their chosen skills. For competitors taking part in the advanced competitions, the results from each of the qualifiers are combined, and the highest scoring competitors overall will be invited to take part in the UK National Finals which are held at the NEC in November.

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‘Win with RUFUS’ this summer!

If you haven’t seen RUFUS yet (Whitesales’ Reliable, Unique, Fast, User-friendly, Specifier), you soon will. He’s going to be very busy this summer promoting monthly prize draws for contractors, running from 28th May to 31st August.

Exciting prizes range from BOSE Speakers, Amazon vouchers, restaurant gift cards to the grand prize of a European weekend break for two. Visit to enter!

Thanks to RUFUS, rooflight specification is no longer driving customers and merchants ‘barking mad’! The online specifier tool generates a unique ‘assembly part code’ that is used to order exactly the right product needed.


The UK’s first Basic Competency Programme (BCP) in Lead

This manufacturer’s new BCP programme has been created to support roofers gain full competency and an official roofing qualification. This will help them convert their GREEN CSCS card to the BLUE Skilled Worker CSCS card. However, it could also suit individuals with higher level CSCS cards or those who want experience of using ‘Envirolead’ to upskill from one roofing discipline to another.

The BCP includes Health & Safety, Specification, Case Studies, Fault Finding and Design. Successful BCP participants receive a 3 year manufacturer’s certificate that they can use to apply for their 3 Year RED Experienced Worker CSCS card.


SIG Assured: the roofing sector’s product compliance scheme

SIG Roofing have a scheme to help contractors know that the products they are using conform to all current compliance legislation, without having to deal with multiple contacts and companies.

Simple and easy to use, the SIG Assured ‘shield of assurance’ certifies that SIG Roofing’s stocked items have been independently assessed and are legally compliant, and all at no additional cost. As a result contractors can focus on what they do best, while improving efficiency and increasing their confidence in product quality and supply.

The constantly evolving scheme covers a range of compliance Standards, including: Safety Data Sheets, Reach, CE marking, Explosive Precursors, and EUTR. For more details visit:


Become a roofing genius

Soudal, the leading manufacturer of PU foams is committed to developing new formulations and application methods for PU foam products. Their most recent development includes Roof & Insulation Expanding Foam with the exclusive Genius Gun® adaptor.

PU foams can be used for a number of roofing specific applications such as bonding roof tiles, filling cavities, sound-proofing and insulating against heat loss. Soudal Roof & Insulation Expanding Foam is resistant to water, heat and ageing, can be cut, sanded and painted once cured. The Genius Gun® adaptor offers precision application without the need to purchase an additional application tool, one-handed application (unlike traditional hand-held foams) and the product can be stored and re-used for up to 6 weeks.