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Supply chain support is key for Big Build projects

by Jennie Ward

Mike Wheeler, MD at RCC Roofing, discusses his involvement with DIY SOS: The Big Build projects, and explains how the support of Hambleside Danelaw “makes it easier” to deliver these projects.

Watching a TV programme has spurred a Cornwall roofing contractor into action to give something back to society, in partnership with one of his key suppliers.

The inspiration for Mike Wheeler, Managing Director at RCC Roofing, is DIY SOS: The Big Build. “I watch it and it makes me cry,” he explained. “Personally, I do a lot for charity anyway; the show demonstrates how providing a nice home can bring a family together. We all need that.”

Mike founded RCC Roofing almost a quarter of a century ago, and has been a user of Danelaw roof ventilation solutions from the outset.

His desire to do some good means he has volunteered for, and now been involved, in a number of Big Builds in the South West, supported by Hambleside Danelaw. For RCC’s DIY SOS Big Build projects, Hambleside Danelaw donates its products free of charge.

The latest DIY SOS Big Build project RCC Roofing helped with was at Carbis Bay (aired 26.11.20), where the semi-detached home was single-storey extended on two sides. 

RCC Roofing had to upgrade the existing roof and cut into it to abut the new shallow pitched extensions. Mike and his team used Danelaw Individual Dry Verge plus accessories,  Dry Valley Trough Tile, Dry Valley, Fast Flash, Conti-Soaker, Rigid Felt Support Tray and Tile Vent Soil Pipe Adapter Complete Kit to finish and appropriately ventilate the roof, all supplied through Mammoth Roofing. 

“Having the support of Hambleside Danelaw makes it easier to help the Big Build,” explained Mike. “Everyone involved gives their time, effort and materials for free. That can create some interesting scenarios at times – we’ve been finishing the roof detailing and the scaffolders have been following us, taking the support framework down literally the minute we moved off it!”



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