WITH 34,000 visitors anticipated and 10,000 products on display, now is the time to start planning your trip to the NEC for UK Construction Week (UKCW) on 8-10 October.
As the UK’s largest built environment event, UKCW is the ideal place to track down new products, different suppliers and tie up a deal.
Just for roofers
The Build section of the show, sponsored by Easy-Trim, has a bespoke area covering roofing, cladding and insulation. This is the area to aim for as it is packed full of relevant content for any discerning roofer.
Ash and Lacey will be there to discuss its over-roofing conversion system. This BBA-certified product can form a standalone solar array support system while the existing flat roof remains underneath.
Britmet is exhibiting with its traditional British roof profiles.
While Carlisle CM Europe is a waterproofing solutions provider for flat roofs who will be running hot air welding demonstrations at the show. If this is something you want to know more about then pop along to the stand.
Cure It roof is a roofing resin and topcoat with a 20 year guarantee. The system has also been adapted for the changeable British weather and can be installed even at zero degrees.
Permavent offer low pitch roofing solutions, speciality membranes and insulation.
To hold it all together is Samac, a leading distributor of screws, nails, fixings and roofing products. UKCW will see the launch of Samac’s newest product brand, Viper collated nails. Samac is offering competitions, demonstrations and exclusive show offers.
Tuff Waterproofing Limited uses the latest liquid polyester resins, glass fibre mat reinforcement and flexible trims to create a completely waterproof, seamless finish with a 25 year guarantee on materials.
Learn about the future
Once you have found your new products it’s time to learn new techniques, skills and about the future of construction.
Tony Seddon, managing director at Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET) will be presenting on Keeping people safe while working at height on Tuesday 8 October at the Working Well Together Theatre.
Dr Mike Wiseman from the British Board of Agrément (BBA) will be discussing how the BBA assesses roofing systems to be fit for purpose, Assessments of warm roofing systems, also on Tuesday 8 October at CPD Hub 2.
With Brexit just days away don’t miss Brexit Boom or Bust? Industry Economic Forecast 2020, on Wednesday 9 October on UKCW Main Stage. This session will be hosted by Steph McGovern, Journalist and TV presenter at BBC. She will be joined by Professor Noble Francis, economics director at CPA, The Bartlett, UCL, Tom Hall, chief economist at Barbour ABI and Lord Digby Jones, cross bench peer and businessman at Digby Jones LLP.
After a busy day at the show the evening is the time to unwind with a beer, some street food and a spot of music. The Fischer bar is in Hall 11 and the Rawlplug bar is in Hall 12. Don’t forget the Beer Festival, sponsored by NBS and of course the ‘Rockaoke’ on Wednesday night.
UKCW is one event with many sections, including Build sponsored by Easy-Trim, Building Tech, Civils, Energy and HVAC, Surface and Materials, and Timber. It also features Concrete Expo (8-9 October only) and Grand Designs Live (9-10 October only).
Single registration gives access to all areas of the show. For further information visit the UKCW website here.