July 18, 2024

Colleges receives next generation roofing support from Glidevale Protect


Leading building materials manufacturer Glidevale Protect is supporting a number of colleges across the UK with products and technical guidance to help bridge the growing skills gap in the roofing market.

Over several months, Glidevale Protect has worked with the likes of Leeds College of Building, South Devon College, and Bolton College. The specialist in ventilation solutions, condensation control, and energy efficiency across the built environment has supplied the colleges with roofing underlays and accessories. They also delivered CPD training to students in subjects such as roofing ventilation and the role of underlays, helping to bolster college-based learning.

The product donations – which include Glidevale Protect’s Viking Air air & vapour permeable roofing membrane, its VP400 Plus and VP300 LR roofing underlays, Protect Fulmetal UniRoll ventilated dry ridge and hip system and other essential roofing accessories – will be put to good use as part of practical lessons and will give the students real-life experience of undertaking hands-on installation on the training rigs. Glidevale Protect’s technical training manager, Andy Mathers, is also providing specific product training workshops to demonstrate how to install products safely and efficiently.

The Glidevale Protect team has delivered tailored CPD sessions, addressing the role hidden protectors such as roofing membranes and roofing ventilation products play in helping to control condensation and boost breathability in the roof space when used as part of a whole ventilation strategy.

Dale Yates, Roofing Lecturer at Leeds College of Building said:
“The support provided by Glidevale Protect is an invaluable resource for us which not only gives us access to industry leading products to use as part of our training, but also enables us to tap into their expertise and industry knowledge. This allows our apprentices the opportunity to really excel in all aspects of the trade, which is critical in them moving forward and gaining a good reputation in the roofing industry once they leave college. 

“I have been working for Leeds College of Building as a roof slating and tiling tutor for just over two years now, and in this time the courses have significantly improved thanks to the support of businesses such as Glidevale Protect.”

For more information on Glidevale Protect, please visit Glidevale Protect, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)161 905 5700. Keep up to date with latest news by following Glidevale Protect on LinkedIn

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