A new type of window glass, that acts as a solar panel, is being researched with the idea that if successful, it could be incorporated into durable plastics and used instead of various roof types.


This new revolutionary type of window glass is being researched by both the Ghent University in Belgium and the University of the Free State (UFS) in south Africa.


This new window glass would act as a solar panel and, according to researchers, it would also allow daylight to enter buildings as well as generating electricity.
We may well see this new product brought to the market within the next ten years. Speak with a specialist in Fascias and soffits in Exeter, such as Baileys roofing.


NFRC Young Roofer of the Year Award announced

An apprentice called Blake Edgell, who works for a company in South Wales, was presented with his award at the UK Roofing Awards on the 10th May, 2019, after being chosen from many other quality entries.


23-year-old Blake was rewarded by the judges for his exceptional hard work in taking on extra training courses, being extremely dedicated, and for completing his NVQ course ahead of schedule.


If you have a leaking Roof and would like to speak with a quality Roofing Company in Exeter, call us today.

DMR TRAINING Academy opens in Wigan

Industry standards are on the rise Nationally, and the demand for fully qualified tradesmen in the Roofing sector has been identified by DMR training. They officially announced their new Roofing Academy in Wigan this week, with a short speech from the Managing Director Dave Radley who said “I’m really delighted to be officially opening the Roofing Academy today. This region needs a flexible training facility that will work around employer’s needs right through the year and help to recruit the next generation of roofing professionals. “We’ve had fabulous support, not just from CITB who can fully fund businesses’ apprentices through their NVQ Level 2, but also from across the industry. “Without the support from BMI Redland, Klober, Hambleside Danelaw, SIG Roofing, Midland Lead and Velux, our students would not get such up-to-date products to train with, or the specialist support to correctly install such a wide range of roofing materials


For the very best quotation on new roofing and roof repairs call Baileys Roofing Contractors in Exeter.


Exeter roofer ordered to pay £2,000 compensation

An Exeter roofer working under the business name J&H Roofing Services has been ordered to pay £2,000 compensation to a dissatisfied customer.


42 year old John Isaacs of J&H Roofing was called to the home of an Exeter resident in October 2011 to replace her fascia boards, install new guttering and replace the flat roofing on the garage and porch of her property.


Mr Isaacs charged £2,200 for the work and claimed a ’50 year life expectancy’ and ’20 year guarantee’ for the repairs.


Upon inspection, the customer withheld £200 of her £2,200 payment before discovering further serious faults and shoddy workmanship. Mr Isaacs failed to respond to his dissatisfied customers pleas for help following the work.


Devon County Council Cabinet Members said “We find it appalling that a trader would breach the trust of a customer in such a way, and ignore their pleas to come and correct their shoddy work”.


After investigation by DCC, Mr Isaacs was ordered to pay £2,000 in compensation.


To guarantee quality craftsmanship on your roof repairs, get in touch with Bailey and Sons Roofing in Exeter today.


What is the ROOFCERT Accreditation Programme

The roofing industry has come under more scrutiny in recent years with fundamental changes to improve the quality and safety of our buildings, as well as attempting to encourage a new generation of workers into the industry.


Despite the plethora of experienced roofers like Bailey and Sons who deliver quality work day in and day out, there are many other under qualified and inexperienced people setting themselves up in business and damaging the reputation of the industry.


To combat this, ROOFCERT Accreditation will certify a contractors competency to carry out work and will help to create a more formal process and a clearer path into the industry, professionalising roofing.


For professional roofers in Exeter, contact Bailey and Sons Roofing today.