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Dale introduces roof lanterns alongside its range of timber windows and doors

Leading timber window and door manufacturer Dale has introduced a range of roof lanterns into its product range which the company will deliver fully finished and ready to fit just 3 weeks after receiving the order. The company, which enjoyed a highly successful 2014 seeing

turnover rise by 40%, its merchant customer base increase

NFRC launches membership New Velux® Sun Tunnel brings awareness campaign daylight to the darkest spaces A new membership awareness campaign has been launched by The National Federation of Roofing Contractors, (NFRC). Entitled ‘Get Smart, Get Savvy, Get NFRC’, the campaign aims to educate the roofing community on the role of the UK’s largest roofing trade association, and to promote all the benefits that membership brings. NFRC today represents over 70% of the roofing industry by value. Determined to widen its reach, NFRC is hopeful that this latest initiative will help recruit new members to become involved in the industry. By outlining the advantages of involvement with an active and dynamic association, NFRC aims to dispel any myths that may be stopping some companies from joining. It also aims to encourage existing members to take full advantage of vastly increased membership benefits.

Leading roof window manufacturer VELUX® has launched the New Generation Sun Tunnel, designed to allow daylight to enter spaces previously inaccessible to natural light. The new Sun Tunnel, a natural daylight solution for windowless areas, comprises a round, rooftop window and a tunnel to transport the daylight inside. The new, improved product means you can now help customers achieve a brighter, more natural indoor environment. This is due to Edge Glow, a new ring of clear glass around the edge of the ceiling diffuser that allows for better daylight dispersion. The resulting natural light is more dynamic, more cost effective and brings more health benefits than electrical lighting, as well as reducing energy consumption. ENQUIRY-Card 147 ENQUIRY-Card 148

by 35% and sales increase significantly, says the use of standard glass sizes within the new range combined with its high quality manufacturing processes is key to the short lead times. With nine standard lantern sizes in the range – six rectangular and three square – the roof lanterns are available in one colour – white, inside and out - and come complete with Dale’s renowned product guarantees including 30 years fungal and insect, 10 year sealed unit, 10 year workmanship and eight year paint guarantee. Ordering has been made extremely simple, select the roof lantern size required, call the company on 0845 652 7399 or email them on, place the order and the finished product will be delivered to site three weeks later.

First new council houses in a decade

“Roof lanterns are becoming increasingly popular and add a real sense of style to any development and we are delighted to introduce the new range into our product portfolio,” said Dale’s Richard Chapman. “Quality, speed and simplicity are at the heart of the new range of lanterns and like all Dale products, are backed up with market leading guarantees. The result is a range that is extremely competitive from a price perspective, beautifully made and available in a quick turnaround time to help better manage a project,” added Richard. For more information and advice on timber windows and doors visit or call them on 0845 652 7399. ENQUIRY-Card 560

M&J Group wins National Roofing Award with IKO roofing

The number of local authority owned homes has declined steadily over the years almost exclusively as a result of Right to Buy (RTB). The scheme which allows most council tenants to buy their council house at a discounted rate. South Kesteven District Council is not alone in being a District that currently does not have enough council houses to meet the demand for social rented property. The decrease in the number of council owned family houses in popular areas means it is difficult to match housing demand with available stock. The project used Russell Roof Tiles’ Grampian tiles A standard flat interlocking roof tile, combining the traditional appearance of slate with the security of an interlocking design and the economy of concrete.

M&J Group won the Best Flat Roofing Refurbishment Project award at the National Roofing Awards in May using IKO’s products. The winning project was the sensitive and challenging refurbishment of the Neo-Natal Unit roof at Hammersmith Hospital. It was selected from over 100 entries throughout the UK. The project faced a number of challenges due to the nature of the building. The roof top plant, which covered almost the entire roof space, services the internal climate, the MRI scanner and the delicate medical equipment. It was essential that the equipment remained in full working order throughout the project, so great care and consideration was taken. For example, the MRI Coolant Quench Pipe (CQP) prevents the highly sensitive MRI scanner from overheating. ENQUIRY-Card 149 ENQUIRY-Card 150