Roofex 2013 Preview

Just two weeks to go until the Roofex show at the NEC in Birmingham – the UK’s own dedicated Roofing show. Roofex will brings the whole of the industry together to focus on roofing and related products and services. We thought we’d give you a preview of what you can expect.

Roofing Design Advice

Over 100 companies will be exhibiting at Roofex, you can see the full list here.

The whole SIG Roofing and Roofline group will be at stand 511 right near the entrance. There’s a link to a map of the whole show at the bottom of this post.

SIG Roofing Roofline LogoAs the largest and most extensive supplier of roofing and roofline materials and expertise in the UK, SIG Roofing and Roofline are the specialists in this sector and can provide:

  • Impartial technical advice on design and installation
  • Product planning and materials calculation
  • Supply chain management

on a huge range of roofing, roofline, rainwater and drainage products.

At Roofex, we will also be offering visitors support in five specialisms:

  1. SIGDesignTechnologyLogoDesign & Technology – our complete and impartial design and supply service for single ply, hot melt and green roofing systems. See our ‘What we Do’ PDF for the full selection of products and details of our free design service and DATAC accredited contractors.Led by sales director Ross Finnie, our specification managers will be there in force. Check our interactive map for details of your local specification manager. Why not arrange to meet up in advance at a time to suit you?
  2. SIGZincandCopperLogoHard Metals – our new Zinc and Copper service from Design & Technology including new NedZink NOVA. See our recent post from Ecobuild for some examples of the questions people ask us.Come and meet hard metals specialist Simon Walker and his colleagues on the SIG stand, and check out the display of hard metals in the Demo Stand just behind (420).
  3. SIGIndustrialRoofingLogoIndustrial Roofing – Our Industrial Roofing Centre is the authority on this specialist area, and delivers a complete service with quality products from all the leading manufactures including Ash&Lacy, Filon, Marley Eternit, Steadmans and Kingspan.Our Industrial Roofing team will be lead by category manager Sam Jones. Get in touch via Linkedin and arrange a time to meet, or drop into the stand at your convenience.
  4. SIGANaturalSlateLogoSIGA Natural Slate – Expert, unbiased advise on the correct slate to purchase for your requirements and budget.Our specialists for SIGA Natural slate include National Business Development Manager Terry Gibson; he looks forward to meeting you.
  5. SRTimberLogoRoofing BattensSR Timber, the Roofing Batten specialist, will help you source and specify good quality roofing battens that will save you time and money.Our roofing batten specialist at Roofex is Sales Director Duncan Hargreaves.

Technical specialists from all these areas will be on hand at stand 511 throughout Roofex to answer any questions you might have and supply advice, information, samples and literature.

Live Demonstrations

LiveRoof Lite Green Roof Installation Step1Right behind the SIG Roofing & Roofline stand is the Demo Stand (420), where we’ll be demonstrating the installation of LiveRoof Lite, the instant sedum roof from Blackdown Roofing that we profiled in our blog post in February.

Steve Cleminson, Technical Manager at SIG D&T will be on hand to answer your questions.
Nedzink Zinc Finishes Ecobuild SIG Design and TechnologyWe’ll also be displaying our range of NedZink products including new NedZink NOVA and illustrating details between hard metal and other roofing materials such as single ply.




CPD Seminars

CPD on Maximising the 5th Elevation

At 2pm on Wednesday 1st May we’ll be delivering our RIBA certified CPD seminar ‘Designing and Enabling the Roof to Work Harder’ in the CPD Seminar Theatre. Come along and receive an hour of RIBA approved CPD on how to maximise the fifth elevation.

The seminar covers sustainable waterproofing, insulation, green roofing, carbon capture, energy generation, creating amenity space, providing for biodiversity, and a range of other topics. It focuses on correct roof design and how to install innovative products so as to retain the integrity of the waterproofing and it makes reference to British standards and codes of practice. It compares built up and modular green roofs and discusses increasing efficiency of photovoltaic energy capture by the specification of solar reflective membranes.

CPD on Natural Slate Roofing

At noon on Wednesday we’ll be delivering the Construction CPD Approved seminar, ‘Natural Slate for Roofing – Effective Specification’ in Seminar Theatre 2.

Natural Slate is unlike any other roofing material – a working knowledge of slate is vital to achieve good quality, watertight and beautiful roofs. This presentation covers judging the quality of slate, applicable legislation and choosing the most appropriate slate for a specific job.

Training Zoneskillbuild-2012-slating-tiling-heat-at-erith-(14)

As well as CPD seminars, roofers will also have the opportunity to brush up their skills by attending the Demo Stand and Training Zones.

SIG Roofing & Roofline is an avid supporter of training, and having heavily supported the NFRC with its Skill Build competition, has invited last year’s Skill Build winners will be in the Training Zone with a Slate Roofing Demonstration, showing off their slate cutting skills, creating intricate patterns and demonstrating hook fixings.

Roofing Racers Crazy Golf

RoofingRacersSIG Roofing and Roofline help organise and enter the London Triathlon to raise funds for McMillan Cancer Support and Great Ormond Street Hospital. In 2012 we raised over £15,000 for these charities and hope to do more this year.

At Roofex we’ll be launching our 2013 Roofing Racers campaign with the aid of volunteers from McMillan and GOSH who will be running a crazy golf challenge. Try your hand at stand 151 and and if you’d like to join us, have a chat about entering Roofing Racers 2013.

Talk to Us Online

SIG Design & Technology will also be welcoming social media strategist Su Butcher as our guest at Roofex. She’ll be helping us build a record of the event and showing visitors how to keep in touch with us via Linkedin, Twitter and of course the blog. Su looks forward to meeting you and helping you out with connecting to our people online.

We hope to see you at Roofex on 1st and 2nd May at the NEC.

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