2023 saw the most visitors to the Roofing Today website ever!
With an average of 16,222 visitors each month, there were certain stories that almost brought down our website as readers rushed to find out the latest on UK roofing news.
Now, as we reach the end of 2023, we’ve had a look through the most-read news stories of the year to bring to you the top 10.
So, read on to see if you were in on the most popular and important news stories of 2023!
In at number ten are the winners of the UK Roofing Awards! In May, the industry gathered for a glittering awards event to celebrate the best roofing projects of 2023.
The lead cartel made headlines once again in January, taking the ninth spot on this year’s most read list. Following the shocking cartel guilt of lead companies, Associated Lead Mills and BLM British Lead, market disruptor CBG Ltd launched a court case for damages alleging the cartel companies had excluded it from the rolled lead market and forced it out of business.
This year we’ve been closely following the extraordinary multi-million pound construction of Everton’s new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool. Contributing to the impressive works being carried out, Brett Martin supplied a 6000m2 transparent polycarbonate roof for the state-of-the-art football ground.
Have you ever wondered about the unique daggerboard component of railway station canopy roofs? Well, you are not alone!
In at number seven, this piece on the distinctive roof design struck a chord in 2023!
In sixth place, readers were reminded to stay vigilant when working at height as HSE’s sobering 2023 statistics once again revealed falls from height to be the biggest cause of construction industry deaths.
In September we exclusively broke the news that flat roofing and cladding subcontractor Varla Cladding was about to enter administration, making its 33 staff members redundant and leaving them with unpaid pension payments.
We reported in July that major roofing subcontractor MAC (Roofing and Contracting) Ltd was facing prosecution after ‘hot works’ were alleged to have caused a devastating fire at a retirement village in Crewe, making over 80 people homeless.
Receiving several distressed calls from roofers, Roofing Today reported on the upheaval being caused in September as new timber waste rules resulted in chaos for roofers with skip companies refusing to supply them or some doubling charges.
In second place is the statement we exclusively published in January 2023 by SD Samuels CEO explaining why the company was going into administration and refuting any wrongdoing. Attracting thousands of readers, we certainly started the year as we meant to go on!
Later in the year, news of the S D Samuels administration resurfaced again as an investigation was launched into the conduct of the directors.
Drumroll please – and in the top spot for the year is the ever-popular Roofing Today Top 40 UK roofing contractors of 2023!
Ranked by turnover, the Roofing Today Top 40 tracks who’s on the up, who’s joining the big boys and who’s been sliding down the rankings in the past year.