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Peter Caplehorn is the Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association, having been promoted to lead the CPA in May 2019 following five years as Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director. His work focuses on engaging with policy makers and industry leaders to raise the profile of the products sector and members’ businesses, grow the market and reduce regulatory risk Peter is a Chartered Architect with more than 35 years of experience, but is particularly respected for his leadership across the wider construction industry in a number of key national roles. Most recently he has represented the CPA at the Industry Response Group, initiated by the UK Government to advise and organise a response that will help make existing buildings safe in the wake of the Grenfell disaster. He was also asked by Dame Judith Hackitt to chair the Regulations working group for her independent review, as well as to sit on both the Products and the Golden Thread working groups. In addition, in 2018 Peter was asked by the UK Housing Minister to support a government working group on modern methods of construction in the housing sector. In addition, Peter is the chair of CB/- (the British Standards Institution’s strategic committee for construction); chair of RIBA’s Regulations and Standards Group; chair of the BIM Task Group’s BIM4Regs working group; chair of the CIC health and safety committee; and until recently after nine years in the role, deputy chair of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC). Peter also served eight years as a RIBA Council member. Prior to joining the CPA, Peter was the Technical Director at the award-winning architectural practice Scott Brownrigg, where he was responsible for all areas of technical compliance, regulations, health and safety and quality control. He has worked on a range of projects such as offices, housing, schools, industrial plants and airports. Concurrently, Peter also chaired several major industry events and was central to the delivery of several British Standards and Publicly Available Specifications; for example, PAS 91 and BS 8560. Peter is the author of “Whole Life Costing: A New Approach” published in 2012 and has frequently published articles for the RIBA Journal, Building Design, Building and others. His second book “Health and Safety and the Plan of Work” was published in 2016 and he is currently working on his next entitled “A Perfect Recipe for Self Builders”. He has appeared on a number of television and radio interviews and live event programmes including Grand Designs Live. Peter has also given evidence at several parliamentary enquiries. In 2015 Peter was delighted to receive an honorary membership from Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and in 2017 honorary membership of the Institute of Fire engineers.
I have worked continuously in the field of Roofing and Cladding since 1968. During this time, I have been involved in all aspects of the industry and have directly managed Estimating Departments, Drawing Offices, Technical Departments and have wide site experience. For the last 26 years, I have been an independent consultant only work with metal systems involving roofing and cladding which includes new rainscreen systems. I currently chair the Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA) and carry out site inspections and investigations of works in progress and those which have been completed. I also act in Adjudications and Arbitrations.
I have been in the Roofing and Cladding industry for over 25 years. During this time, I have been involved in all aspects of the industry from installing the works through to managing multi-million pound façade contracts. I am currently the Head of Technical and Training for the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) and sit on the B/542 committee for Roofing and cladding products for discontinuous laying. I also act as an Expert Witness in roofing and cladding disputes.
In my time as MD at Roles Broderick Roofing Ltd we have a reputation for award-winning projects where we have provided innovative solutions from the complex to the most straightforward build. Roles Broderick Roofing Ltd offer a supply and installation service where we aim to provide a tailor-made solution for all aspects of a traditional hard metal roofing and cladding requirement, solving other people’s problems. We have an extensive product knowledge, specialising in roofing and cladding with; Zinc, Copper, Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel and the solution for the complete insulated build.