A new, easy-to-use app delivering 90 years of roofing installation, compliance and specification expertise to the fingertips of contractors has been made available as a free download on Google Play, Amazon and iTunes by the UK’s leading roofing systems manufacturer, Marley Eternit.
Developed to help roofing contractors bridge the current skills gap and supplement existing roofing knowledge, the Sitework app features automatically updated information on installation for fitting Marley Eternit’s extensive range of tiles, slates, dry fix and ventilation systems to the latest BS 5534 requirements as well as storage instructions, safety requirements and information on the full range of products.
Added to this, it automatically updates with the latest regulations to enable users to keep up-to-date with industry changes.
Gavin White, product manager at Marley Eternit, says: “We know that the roofing sector is facing a major skills shortage and while the Government’s plan to create three million more apprentices by 2020 will help in the long-term, this app and guide aims to bridge the gap between more experienced contractors retiring and newer contractors building their knowledge.
“While we are developing a wider range of easier to fix products, such as new innovations to our interlocking tiles, we wanted to take this one step further by sharing the enormous amount of technical roofing expertise we have developed over our 90 years in the industry through an easy-to-use app.”
The Sitework app, which also comes in a printed guide, has been designed to appeal to both the next generation of roofers and builders as well as those wanting easily accessible information quickly.
Animations show how a product integrates with the roof system as a whole and includes a zoom functionality to see images or technical information in closer detail. The app’s user-friendly interface enables visual navigation by both product and area of the roof, to easily find the advice needed.
Gavin White continues: “We believe that this app will not only be used by roofers new to the industry, but those wanting to get the most out of Marley Eternit products as well.
By sharing our roofing experience in the most accessible way as possible, we can help everyone involved with fitting roof systems to enhance their own expertise and be able to access technical information instantly, as and when they need it.”
The new Marley Eternit Roofing Sitework Guide app is available to download for free from Google Play or iTunes.
The printed copy can be ordered from Marley Eternit by calling 01283 722588 or downloaded from the website www.marleyeternit.co.uk/siteworkguide