The A. Proctor Group is committed to promoting the highest standards of workmanship across construction trades, and this year is sponsoring the NFRC in supporting SkillBuild the largest multi-trade competition in the country for trainees and apprentices. There has been much debate about the skills shortage within the construction industry and the need to attract young people and promote training.
SkillBuild is delivered by CITB like a mini Olympics with a series of competitions covering ten crafts: Bricklaying, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Dry Walling Systems, Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Plastering, Roofing, Stonemasonry, Wall and Floor Tiling.
The roofing competition is run by NFRC covering three core disciplines, reinforced bituminous membranes (RBM), roof sheeting and cladding (RSC) and roof slating and tiling (RST). Apprentices entering into the RST participate in a series of competitions which take place around the country.
The top scorer from each region goes through to the final. The RBM and RSC heats are carried out inter-college with the top four in each discipline going forward. The National Finals will be held at the NEC on 21-23rd November.
In support of the competition, the A. Proctor Group is supplying Roofshield – recognised by architects, developers and contractors as being one of the highest performing pitched roof underlays, which is both air and vapour permeable. Apprentices will be able to get first-hand experience working with Roofshield as they look to build their skills and demonstrate their abilities across a wide range of areas.
The high performance of Roofshield is backed by two BBA Certificates along with LABC and LABSS certification, and is a key element in preserving and protecting the fabric of residential and commercial buildings.
The very low vapour resistance, combined with high air permeability reduces the risk of interstitial condensation, and there is no requirement for a separate vapour control layer.
The A. Proctor Group developed Roofshield 20+ years ago in response to problems caused by the requirements of the UK’s demand for coldpitched roof construction, and the drive towards ever increasing thermal performance requirements.