Ploughcroft delivers another first

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  2. May 13, 2013 8:05 pm

Ploughcroft delivers another first

New Safety Device Developed for Roofers by Chris Hopkins of Ploughcroft

Yorkshire builders, roofers and energy efficient home improvement specialists, Ploughcroft, is set to give roofers more options when it comes to safely going about their job.
The Roof Anchor, an invention by Ploughcrofts Managing Director Chris Hopkins has been unveiled at the Eco Build Expo in London. Eco Build is the largest showcase of sustainable construction products of its kind exhibiting the latest developments and most innovative products.
Chris Hopkins said: “I’ve been a roofer for over 20 years and I can honestly say The Roof Anchor is a first for the industry. I designed it because I was frustrated at the amount of time and money roofing companies have to spend putting up scaffolding on short duration works; I knew that there must be a safe alternative to this for many of the jobs that we do.
“Hence, The Roof Anchor, an amazing safety device which negates the need for scaffold in some instances, thus saving costs and time whilst still ensuring safety and without compromising the integrity of the roof surface. It also has universal fitting, no matter what type of roof it is, The Roof Anchor will fit.”
The equipment is portable, fitting neatly into a backpack and is tested to BS EN 795 standards. It comprises a harness plus rope grab and roof anchor device that attaches to timber rafters or trusses and does away with the need for scaffold for some jobs, saving both time and money.
The Roof Anchor is the latest innovation from Chris who is passionate about finding ways of introducing new, revolutionary practises to the roofing and construction industry. He was the first roofer in the UK to achieve MCS Accreditation and was also chosen by the Government to represent all SME businesses in the UK on the Green Construction Board in 2011-2014. He also holds the accredited Roofing Assessor Award allowing him to teach students to NVQ Level 3.
The Roof Anchor is introduced by Chris’s company, Ploughcroft, which is based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, and serves customers across Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Their team has over 20 years’ building and roofing experience and is committed to green and environmental issues.
For further information about The Roof Anchor and to watch a video explaining more about the device please visit www.theroofanchor.com
For further information about Ploughcroft visit www.ploughcroft.co.uk



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