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March 2020

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To make an enquiry – Go online: www.enquire2.com or post our: Free Reader Enquiry Card ROOFING, CLADDING & INSULATION // 79 Stunning FINish from Metalline Working in close co-operation with the building envelope and façade contractor Colorminium, Metalline have produced a range of bespoke 3D twisted fins for the redeveloped Minories Hotel in the City of London. Fabricated offsite at Metalline's state of the art manufacturing facility in Cannock, these 42 metre height fins were produced in 3.5 metre lengths with a depth of over 800mm. Manufactured in 2 parts, each element was assembled using a combination of aluminium stud welding and bonding techniques developed by Metalline. The fins were then fitted to the glazed panels using an aluminium bracket support system. Metalline Roofing apprentices in the north west have again been rewarded for their achievements with the help of Welsh Slate. The UK's leading manufacturer of natural slate supplied the North West Roof Training Group with a trophy of circular honed slate to celebrate their 2020 Roofing Apprentice of the Year competition at Bolton College. The winner was Ben Page of Together Housing, based in Halifax, with runners-up Joe Moore of TM Roofing Services North West, based in Rochdale, Lloyd Sayers of Howarth Roofing Services, based in Bolton, and Sam Hill of RL Lovatt, based in Bury. Welsh Slate Polyfoam XPS achieves new ISO Standard Polyfoam XPS has achieved the newly launched ISO 45001 international standards for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. The manufacturer of extruded polystyrene has been approved and certified to the standard following an external audit from Bureau Veritas Certification. The achievement reflects the robust systems that are in place at the Polyfoam XPS headquarters in Hartlepool, that prevent work-related injury and ill health, and proactively improve its occupational health and safety performance. ISO 45001 replaces OHSAS 18001 in March 2021. Polyfoam CUPA PIZARRAS has launched its new, permanent stand at The Building Centre's products and materials gallery in Bloomsbury, London. Visitors can explore the company's range of natural slate products, including its innovative slate cladding system, as well as attend CUPA PIZARRAS' CPD seminars. The stand showcases a selection of natural roofing slates including the CUPA R2, R4, R5 and R12. The stand will also showcase CUPACLAD 101 and 201, a sustainable, natural slate ventilated cladding system, available in different designs to provide architects and specifiers with a wide variety of options. CUPA PIZARRAS Developers, surveyors, architects, building control heads and energy surveyors across the South West have been the first to enjoy a training course on changes to SAP, devised by insulation specialist Actis. The module, on how insulation can be used to meet revised SAP requirements, was one of the highlights of two LABC technical updates. Actis UK and Ireland specification manager Dan Anson-Hart, who devised the programme with the company's technical director Thomas Wiedmer, said it had been extremely well received by building control heads and LABC members and partners. Actis This is a significant year for Freefoam Building Products, with the company marking 30 years of trading. In 1990 founding Managing Director Tony Walsh set up an extrusion plant in Cork, Ireland, with one co-extrusion line. With a vision to provide the growing home improvement market with high quality, long lasting, low maintenance PVC fascia and soffit, to replace traditional timber products, the business grew into a leading manufacturer in Ireland. Since those humble beginnings Freefoam has become a broad pan-European business, with manufacturing operations in Ireland and the UK together with distribution in continental Europe. Tony Walsh, now Chairman, remarked: "This is an incredible milestone for any company. We have dedicated ourselves to 30 years of product innovation, manufacturing and business process improvements and efficiencies to provide our customers with the highest quality building product solutions and services. Throughout 2020, we will be looking back at where we started, what we have achieved, and what our plans are for the future" Today Freefoam Building Products employs over 300 team members across three locations manufacturing PVC-U and PVC-UE fascia, soffit, gutter and cladding. Freefoam Building Products CUPA PIZARRAS showcases roof slates LABC and industry welcome Actis SAP training course Freefoam announce 30 year anniversary Welsh Slate renews its support for Roofing Apprentice of the Year

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