NFRC RoofTop Podcast
Episode 14 ft Allan Wilen of Glenigan

Episode 14 ft Allan Wilen of Glenigan

November 9, 2021

What is expected to happen to the roofing and construction industry in Q4 2021 and into 2022? Will workloads continue to rise? What will happen with material shortages and prices? What sectors are likely to grow the most? Which regions?

We discuss all these questions and more with the Economics Director at Glenigan, Alan Wilen

Episode 13 ft Lee Jones from NBS

Episode 13 ft Lee Jones from NBS

September 30, 2021

In this episode, we are joined by Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS. Lee helps businesses in their adoption of digital technologies within the construction sector. Lee talks to us about how the pandemic has fast-tracked the construction industry’s move to digital and what this means for the future of the industry. We discuss how digital technology interacts with building safety through the so-called golden thread as well as in other areas such as net-zero. We discuss what both manufacturers and contractors need to be thinking about when it comes to digitisation.

Episode 12 Net Zero Special

Episode 12 Net Zero Special

July 30, 2021

Net Zero Special

The UK has a legally binding target to reach ‘net-zero’ carbon emissions by 2050. What is meant by net-zero, and what does it mean for the roofing industry? The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has tried to make this more tangible for construction by setting out a framework of nine principles based around the three themes of transport, buildings, and construction activity—this initiative is known as CO2nstructZero. In this episode, we talk to Stuart Young, from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), about this initiative and how businesses can sign up to become CO2nstructZero Champions. We also go through the nine principles in detail and what they mean for our industry with NFRC’s Safety, Health and Environmental Officer Gary Walpole.

Episode 11 ft Dr Bill Chan

Episode 11 ft Dr Bill Chan

June 29, 2021
In this episode of RoofTop NFRC Chief Executive, James Talman interviews the highly esteemed civil and structural engineer Dr Bill Chan. Bill has played a critical role in the development of various UK, European and US standards, particularly in the roofing industry since 1971. In 2019 he was awarded the NFRC Pin of Honour for services to the roofing industry. Now in his 90s Bill still plays an active role in the sector.
 
We also discuss how to stay safe in the Sun with NFRC Safety, Health and Environmental Officer, Gary Walpole.
Episode 10 ft Dusty Gedge

Episode 10 ft Dusty Gedge

May 26, 2021

Ahead of World Green Roof Day on 6 June 2021, we interviewed green roof expert and former UK Roofing Award judge, Dusty Gedge. Dusty is the president of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations (EFB) and founder of Livingroofs.org, and is a recognised authority, designer and consultant on green roofs and green infrastructure.

In the podcast we discuss with Dusty the importance of green roofs, what World Green Roof Day is all about, and even some tips on entering a project for the UK Roofing Awards.

Episode 9 ft Emma Lindsay from CMA

Episode 9 ft Emma Lindsay from CMA

April 28, 2021

This episode features Emma Lindsay, Director of Criminal Enforcement at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Emma discusses the work the CMA undertakes to raise awareness of competition law in the construction industry, and in particular, what lessons can be learnt from the recent CMA case in the lead industry.

Links to useful information from CMA are available at https://bit.ly/3dY03tv

Episode 8 ft Katie O’Neill from RSPB

Episode 8 ft Katie O’Neill from RSPB

March 29, 2021

Did you know that the UK saw a 53 per cent decline in the swift population between 1995 and 2016? Swifts tend to nest in gaps high-up on homes and in other buildings, and when these buildings are refurbished, these swifts have nowhere to nest. The good news is we are working with the RSPB to help do our bit to reverse the decline, by helping to raising awareness amongst the roofing industry, and encourage the installation of swift nest boxes.

In this episode of NFRC’s podcast, RoofTop, we interview Katie O’Neil, from RSPB’s Scotland’s Edinburgh Swift City Project, to discuss what more roofers can do to help. We also talk through some of the winning projects from the UK Roofing Awards 2020 and discuss NFRC’s Accident Statistics.

Episode 7 Reverse Charge VAT Special

Episode 7 Reverse Charge VAT Special

February 11, 2021

The way VAT is collected in the construction industry is going to radically change on 1st March 2021. On this ‘tax special’ episode we interview NFRC’s tax partner Liz Bridge from the Joint Taxation Committee all about the changes. Liz talks us through everything you need to know about Reverse Charge VAT, what you need to do prepare and where you can find more information.

Episode 6 ft Fergus Harradence

Episode 6 ft Fergus Harradence

January 28, 2021

In this episode, we interview the Deputy Director for Construction at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Fergus Harradence about the UK government’s new ‘Construction Playbook’. The is the government’s blueprint of how it intends to procure public sector construction projects going forward – from schools, to hospitals to prisons – this playbook will cover it. Find out in this podcast what this will mean for specialists and suppliers, and what to do to prepare. Also in this episode we discuss working in windy conditions and what precautions need to be taken, based on NFRC latest guidance note. We also go through the latest roofing news including the latest on the UK Roofing Awards, an leading industry figure who has received an MBE in the New Years Honours, and the continued problem of lead theft.

Episode 5 ft Ulrich Marx

Episode 5 ft Ulrich Marx

December 22, 2020

In this bumper Christmas special, NFRC CEO James Talman interviews the CEO of the German Roofing Contractors Association (ZDVH). James discusses with Ulrich the professional reputation roofing has in Germany and what the UK can learn from Germany in this regard. They also review 2020 from both a UK and German perspective and look ahead to 2021.

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