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19 December 2008

The latest issue of the popular and always informative PROFILE newsletter from roofing specialists Protan is now available online at and in print from Protan UK.

Featuring the latest notable industry and company news, PROFILE especially includes a highly pertinent article by James Talman, CEO of Protan and member of the SPRA council, - entitled “I don’t understand” - voicing his strong thoughts as regards the benefits of modern versus traditional construction methods, and recycling responsibility. Mr Talman argues that the roofing sector should learn from other enlightened industries such as the automotive world, and concentrate more on pre-fabricated products with inherent benefits of better design and quality control within ideal conditions - rather than on-site as is often the case - and offering quicker installation and minimal waste. And all of this is without a price premium to the customer. Protan’s PROFAB roofing system being just one of these off-site building solutions. His second theme reflects on what he views as the . . . Outlook of the UK market as regards an efficient and genuine roof collection and reprocessing programme when compared to the European mainland. Protan can’t do it alone, stresses Mr Talman, and he calls on the industry at large to move on and guarantees that Protan can design a superior and cost-effective solution compared to your old roof.

Other highly relevant and readable topics within the newsletter include the redevelopment of the Cork dockyards - known as the Elysian Project - and utilising 6000m2 of Protan membranes, as well as the completion of the St Georges’ Close city centre scheme in Sheffield; there are also details of two innovative product ranges - PROVAC which is a fully sustainable roofing system harnessing wind power for an unrivalled seal, and the PROGREEN brand which as it suggests is truly green, environmentally and naturally green in appearance; there is also a report on the very successful Partner Contractors Conference involving nearly 30 roofing contractors at the Belfry; and the vital issue of Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is covered, which concentrates on providing all secondary schools with 21st century facilities - and last but not least news of new area sales managers down your way, in the Midlands and Scotland. So click to or for further information ring 01252 338378 or email

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