A Donegal construction company have secured a major UK contract – that will see them partner with Leeds College of Building.
Donegal business, Kytun Dry Roofing Products announced the collaboration with the UK building school in Leeds earlier this morning.
Kytun Dry Roofing Products announced that they have now partnered with LCB (Leeds College of Building) Roofing Students.
Kytun is the largest manufacturer of Dry roofing products in Ireland and the UK with over 30 years’ experience in this market.
Kytun will be bringing their team of roofing experts to educate the enthusiastic Roofing Apprentices on the best practices for dry fixing and in particular Slate Dry Verge Fixing.
Kytun Company Director Daniel Gallagher told Donegal Daily, ‘We are delighted to be bringing all our 30 years of experience in helping the roofing students understand the new dry fix regulations and also using our products to do so is fantastic on an ongoing basis.”
“Dry fixing has been the norm in Ireland for over 30 years and we have been manufacturing products to suit those weather conditions, and we are delighted to bring that knowledge to the UK and to the Roofing Apprentices at Leeds College.”
Currently BS 5534 is the relevant British Standard for dry fixing.
It is expected BS 8612 will soon be put in place with particular emphasis on the mechanical fixing of verges, ridges and hips.
As such the introduction of Dry Fixing training shows Leeds College of Roofing & Building continuing commitment to remain at the cutting edge of training.
Kytun UK Sales Manager Pauric Hilferty told Donegal Daily, “It’s a great endorsement for us here at Kytun Dry Roofing Products to be selected to train the students in this new method of dry fixing and we look forward to developing our relationship further with Leeds College’.
Chris Messenger Roofing and Tiling Lecturer said, “‘This is fantastic news for us here at Leeds College the Roofing Apprentice will be trained to the highest level and this ensures the apprentices will be learning from top professionals in this section.”