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March 2018

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Contents ON THE COVER 14 DRONES TO TAKE-OFF? Planning to use a drone on your projects? There’s more to consider than you might think 20 STANDARD BEARER What will BS 8612, the new dry-fix Standard, mean for roofing contractors? 62 ALL CHANGE How will the Hackitt Review affect roofing and cladding projects? Roy Weghorst gives his view 76 PAYMENT PAINS What can be done about poor payment practices? Jackie Biswell gives her view 32 FEATURES 26 UNDER THE WEATHER Phil Wilden provides a guide to ensuring a weatherproof slate roof 46 32 HEAD OF THE CLASS David Mallory talks about life in the roofing sector and his time as a roofing tutor 46 ROLL WITH IT Darren Tutt offers tops tips for those working on projects involving Rolled Lead Sheet 48 A NEW LOOK Mark Hibberd says the outdated perceptions of a career in roofing are finally behind us 52 CAN YOU GUARANTEE THAT? Dave Cooper explains what makes a good guarantee and why it’s so important to really understand them 70 ONE MORE QUESTION Total Contractor puts the questions to Chris Kendall on the EWI market, his career and so much more... 4 TC MARCH 2018

REGULARS 18 SMARTPHONE ALERT Janine Brady asks if we should call time on the use of smartphones on site 78 TOTAL VEHICLES As insurance premiums soar, we outline some top tips to save on van insurance INDUSTRY NEWS 06 CALLS FOR CLARITY Cladding distributor calls for greater clarity on rainscreen cladding Standards 08 ELUSIVE ROOFERS New Which? Trusted Traders survey says the public often struggle to find a roofer 80 RECRUITMENT Looking for a change of career? we’ve got a selection of the latest jobs on offer 82 THE PRICE YOU PAY Simon Smith says he sees a growing gulf between justified and unjustified price rises 78 SECTIONS WWW.TOTAL-CONTRACTOR.CO.UK 26 TOTAL ROOFING 52 TOTAL CLADDING 62 TOTAL INSULATION 36 MARCH 2018 TC 5

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