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BMI Apprentice of the Year competition celebrates excellence in roofing

Following two days of competition to find the most promising apprentices in pitched and flat roofing, the winners of the BMI Apprentice of the Year 2023 competition have been announced.
26 July 2023
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BMI Technical Training Manager Simon Dixon Honoured with Special Recognition Award

Recognising his dedication to the roofing and tiling industry and his commitment to mentoring young roofers, Simon Dixon, Technical Training Manager at BMI, is honoured to have received a special recognition award for his services to education, training and support by The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers.
31 May 2023
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Icopal and Redland triumph with a treble at the NFRC Awards 2023

Celebrating Roofing Excellence: Redland and Icopal delighted by project wins at the NFRC 2023 Awards.
22 May 2023
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Stockport School project scoops NFRC 2023 Industry Choice Award

The NFRC UK Roofing Awards 2023, held on 12th May, celebrated the very best of roofing in the UK. From projects to individuals, the roofing industry shone a spotlight on stellar examples of work.
21 May 2023
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Roofing Excellence Rewarded: Heatherwood Hospital Wins Prestigious NFRC Award

Heatherwood Hospital project receives prestigious NFRC UK Roofing Award for Bituminous Hot Applied Liquid Waterproofing
19 May 2023
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NFRC 2023 award win for Launceston College roofing project

The NFRC UK Roofing Awards 2023, held on 12th May, celebrated the very best of the roofing industry. From large heritage restorations to new builds with technical excellence, the night highlighted the fantastic work of roofing contractors and solution providers.
18 May 2023
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NFRC Awards 2023 Nominations

We're pleased to have 3 projects shortlisted in this year's awards and look forward to the ceremony where they will be announced on the 12th of May 2023.
10 May 2023
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Time to celebrate for Russell Roofing and BMI Redland at the 2022 Pitched Roofing Awards

Russell Roofing and BMI Redland have reason to celebrate after winning the 2022 Pitched Roofing Award for ‘Best use of concrete & clay tiles for a domestic project’ for the excellent craftsmanship during the roof regeneration of Miller Court.
14 December 2022
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30 November 2022
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The future of UK roofing - Roofing Today

In this month’s edition of Roofing Today, Mat Woodyatt, Technical Training Manager at the BMI Academy describes our commitment to talent development, the future of UK roofing and the benefits of our BMI Apprentice of the Year Competition.
1 October 2022
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Meet the winners of the BMI Apprentice of the Year 2022

BMI UK & Ireland are proud to announce the winners of the BMI Apprentice of the Year competition as Steel Sweatland of RSM Roofing and Malachi Wilkes of Rio Asphalt & Paving Company. After a challenging and exciting two-day competition, Steel and Malachi were crowned winners of the 2022 BMI Apprentice of the Year.
21 July 2022
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How BMI is Tackling the Construction Industry Skills Shortage

As roofing standards and technologies continue to evolve to meet modern demands, so must those working in the construction industry continue to improve through expert training and support.
16 March 2022
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Are you ready to be The 2022 BMI Apprentice of the Year?

We are calling all roofing apprentices and students studying towards their qualified roofer status to enter this year’s BMI Apprentice of the Year competition!
9 March 2022
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Highlights From Our College Tour For National Apprenticeship Week

This year was the 15th annual National Apprenticeship Week! A time to highlight the positive contributions that apprenticeships make to the economy and wider society.
10 February 2022

Helping ‘Build the Future’ This National Apprenticeship Week

This week is the 15th annual National Apprenticeship Week! The theme this year is all about ‘Build the Future’, highlighting the positive contributions that apprenticeships can make to the economy and wider society.
31 January 2022
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Two Roofing Apprentices Take Centre Stage at BMI’s Apprentice of the Year

The BMI Apprentice of the Year competition returned for 2021, marking another exciting, challenging and activity-rich two-day event that secures industry skills, inspires the future workforce and contributes to a brighter future for the wider construction industry.
17 November 2021
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Bolton Takes Aim At Top Prize

The last 12 months might have been challenging but, right now, Luke O’Gorman has every reason to be optimistic. Apprentice numbers might well be down in the rest of the country but there is no sign of that at Bolton College. In fact student numbers have doubled over the past three years, and the icing on the cake is the return of the BMI Apprentice of the Year competition.
3 November 2021
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Training In The Time Of Covid

As colleges take in the latest crop of apprentices, Total Contractor catches up with David Mallory, Roofing Lecturer at Leeds College of Building. Now that Covid-19 rules have been lifted, he welcomes students back for the BMI Apprentice of the Year Competition.
28 October 2021

A Knight On The Tiles

Since featuring on our very first front cover, Tom Knight – Highly Commended in the BMI Apprentice of the Year 2017 – has continued to have great success in his roofing career... Total Contractor met up with him on site near Truro for a chat.
21 October 2021

On top of his game

After winning the BMI Apprentice of the Year in 2017, semi-pro footballer Joe Stradling is still scoring with success both in football and in roofing. RCI caught up with him on a roof in Frome, Somerset.
14 October 2021

Ford steps up a gear

Two years ago Matt Ford won the BMI Apprentice of the Year for pitched roofing, a competition that taught him skills he still values today. Roofing Today editor Claire Griffiths caught up with him on site in Leeds.
7 October 2021

Band of Builders and BMI team up for community project

When building charity Band of Builders learnt of the challenges faced by plasterer Iain Dodd’s family, it was eager to do what it could to help. Band of Builders aims to help members of the construction industry community when times get tough.
3 March 2020
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Award-winning Roof Returns School To Former Glory

Generations of school children have attended St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Willesden so when a fire destroyed its roof, it was a blow to both the current students and its community.
31 July 2019

BMI Delivers high aesthetic down by the waterside

Offering a 21st century modern material performance with the appearance of a weathered hand-made tile, the BMI Redland Heathland Autumn concrete plain tile proved ideal for a planning-sensitive canal-side housing development just outside Oxford.
18 July 2019

Redland Mini Stonewold is the perfect solution for high winds in Orkney

With prevalent high winds in excess of 130mph on the Orkney Islands, a solution was required that could withstand these elements. The BMI Redland Mini Stonewold Slate was chosen due to its strength, robustness and appearance of natural slate.
7 February 2019

BMI helps Children in Need keep young people safe

When homeless and vulnerable young people in Blackburn need help, they turn to Nightsafe, a local charity which offers them a caring and supportive environment to keep them safe from harm at critical times in their lives.
30 January 2019

The Roaring 20’s and 40's – see BMI take shape

BMI UK & Ireland’s iconic BMI Redland brand celebrates 100 years of concrete tile manufacture in the UK, making it the oldest concrete tile maker in the country. Here we will look back over its 180-year heritage.
24 January 2019

BMI Crowns the Highest Building in the West Country

Despite their 78m height, coastal location, high winds and exposure to heavy rain, all of the roofs of Beckley Point in Plymouth are guaranteed for 20-years thanks to the specification and installation support service provided by BMI UK & Ireland.
31 December 2018

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