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Interim versions of Approved Documents for Part F (ventilation) and Part L (energy efficiency) and other supporting material, made available in preparation for the changes sanctioned to the Building Regulations - coming into effect on 06 April 2006.
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The country's major home builders -The Major Home Builders Group(MHBG) recognises the need to have qualified workforce and has joined the Qualified Workforce Initiative (QWI) in which their objective is that all persons working on a MHBG managed site, whether directly employed or an operative of a subcontractor, will be expected to have a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card or equivalent at the appropriate level by December 2010.

As a sub-contractor to MHBG managed sites we are at present, working towards this before the end of 2007. General Construction (CSCS) 0870 417 8777.


Eastern White Cedar Shingle introduced
We have just introduced to our Merchant Stocks a Eastern White Cedar shingle. These are manufactured from Thuja Occidentalis rather than Thuja Plicata and they are most frequently used for vertical cladding and roofing in Eastern USA.

They are a consistent pale yellow colour and come in bundles of 2.28m2 and are a perfect finish to an outdoor living building.

Please contact us for further details.

Grange Estate, Kettering, Northamptonshire
We have just completed a Replacement of Roof Coverings project to 40 dwellings and 10 blocks of flats at the Grange Estate in Kettering for Kettering Borough Council.

Roof coverings used were a Redland Tudor Brown Renown Concrete Interlocking tile.

Kettering Roofing Ltd were one of the first in the UK to use Klober's newly launched air-open membrane felt system.

Mawsley, Northamptonshire
We have just completed a new development for SDC builders of Bedford at Mawsley Village Northants. This comprised of a new local store for the village and various retail units.

Roof coverings were: Sandtoft clay 20/20 Range of Natural Red and Tuscan, Sandtoft Slate Range, BritSlate Duchess (Sandtoft).

Also Natural Spanish 20"x 10" slate from the Villar del Rey quarries.

Irthlingborough Infant School, Northamptonshire
Kettering Roofing Ltd are pleased to be awarded a new project for R Mclester Builders Ltd of Wellingborough for a New Childrens Centre and Classroom Extension at Irthlingborough Infant School Northants,roof coverings to be a Decra Tile Profile System.

Meriden Park, Corby, Northamptonshire
Kettering Roofing Ltd are pleased to be part of the award winning 'NHBC Pride in the Job' development for Barratt Homes Northampton at 'Meridan Park', Corby, Northants. Roof coverings are; Marley smooth grey, Malvern and Marley smooth grey moderns and concrete interlocking tiles.

Upton Grange, Northamptonshire
Kettering Roofing Ltd are pleased to announce that they been awarded a new development for Deejack Builders (Rushden) Ltd. at Upton Grange, Northampton, roof coverings to be new Brazilian Slates.

Sponsorship of local under 7's
Kettering Roofing Ltd have recently sponsored a local under 7's youth football team, 'Weekley Rovers' on their second summer tournament they achieved runners up http://www.weekley-rovers.co.uk.

Under 7s

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Kettering Roofing Ltd. have been part of award winning site team at the new Hillside development for Barratt Homes. Barratt Homes have been awarded the NHBC Pride in the Job award for the second year running!

Weldon, Northamptonshire
Kettering Roofing Ltd are pleased to announce they have been awarded a new development of 9 dwellings and garages for Heyford Homes at Chapel Lane, Weldon, Northamptonshire.

Roof coverings to be Smooth Grey Marley Edgemere interlocking tiles to main roofs and Sandtoft Shire Pantiles to garages with concrete plain tiles to porches.

The Pastures, Corby
Kettering Roofing Ltd are pleased to announce they have been awarded an extra 76 plots for Kingsoak, Milton Keynes to their existing development: The Pastures, Corby, Northamptonshire. Roof coverings to be Marley Edgemere and Modern concrete interlocking tiles.

Grafton Road, Geddington
Kettering Roofing Ltd are pleased to announce they have been awarded a new development for Francis Jackson Homes of Olney for 5 dwellings at Grafton Road, Geddington. Roof coverings to be Villa Del Rey best quality Spanish slates with a collared ridge tile

Rushden, Northamptonshire
Kettering Roofing Ltd are pleased to announce that they have just been awarded a new 84 unit development, Regency Court, Shirley Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, for Kingsoak Milton Keynes. Roofing works to start early April 2006.

Uppingham School, Rutland
Kettering Roofing Ltd. are pleased to announce they have just been awarded a new contract for R.G. Carter Limited, King's Lynn, Norfolk, for a New Theatre Extension Uppingham School, Stockerston Road, Uppingham, Rutland.

The project material will be a natural 20"x12" Blue/Grey Burlington Slate (www.burlingtonstone.co.uk), project start date April 2006.

Corby, Northamptonshire
Kettering Roofing Ltd. are pleased to announce they have just been awarded a new contract for Deejak Builders (Rushden) Ltd, for 22 Houses and 12 Garages off Telfords Lane Corby Northamptonshire, start date April 2006. Roof coverings to be a Redland Renown concrete interlocking tile (www.lafarge-roofing.co.uk) with concrete plain tiles to porches.

Mawsley Medical Centre
Recently completed, this 600 M2 roof has been tiled using Sandtoft's new County Pantile (Neo Pantile) and looks superb !

The Neo Pantile is a ground breaking innovation that introduces the industry's first "open gauge" interlocking clay pantile and has all the variability of a concrete pantile making it as easy to fix as concrete.

Melbourn, Cambridgeshire
20 Housing Association Units at Melbourn, Cambs for Deejak Builders (Rushden)Ltd.

The units are to be tiled with Redland Grovebury Tiles with Plain Tiles to low level porches and to include Dry Ridge Vent System to the ridge line.
The project is due to commence late January 2006.

Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire
23 Residential units at Midland Rd, Higham Ferrers for Stamford Homes Ltd.
Roof tiles for this project are to be Sandtoft Calderdale or Double Pantiles in Slate Grey and Terracotta respectively.

The project is due to commence mid February 2006