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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.