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BMI pitches up with a new flat roof training facility

BMI National Training Centre will offer contractors, developers, merchants and students training in pitched and flat roof disciplines

Following the completion of a new BMI Icopal flat roofing training area, and the refurbishment of the existing BMI Redland pitched training facility, the BMI National Training Centre will now offer contractors, developers, merchants and students both pitched and flat roof courses at one location at South Cerney, Gloucestershire.

The pitched roof area comprises a variety of rigs including a gable-to-gable rig, life-size hip and valley rig, life-size monopitch with top edge abutment rig, and a plain tile detail rig for full system installation. These are complemented by a variety of mobile rigs outside.

The training area for flat roofs is equipped with several liquid waterproofing rigs, two single ply detail rigs, a life-size flat roof and six demonstration tables for single ply and liquids detail work. Along with a large external bitumen rig, to allow torch on and pour and roll training.

Courses offered range from the introductory BMI Basic Roofing course (flat and pitched), to higher-level courses, such as the Bespoke Standards and Workmanship course for pitched roofing. Alongside the existing BCP certification in pitched roofing, certified contractor training in all flat roofing disciplines is now available as well as specialist training for Decra, the lightweight steel tile range. Bespoke training programmes are available outside of the core offering.