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Dedicated roofing campaign

The UK??s largest roofing trade association, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), has rolled out a roofing campaign exclusively for the architectural and specification sectors.

 

Entitled ??Think roofs ?? think NFRC??, the campaign aims to raise awareness of NFRC and to promote its knowledge and expertise.

 

The ??Think roofs ?? think NFRC?? campaign will aim to update architects and specifiers, working on the latest developments with housing associations and developers, on all the latest developments within the roofing industry. Through NFRC??s strict code of practice and standards, vetting procedures, training and wide-ranging technical support, those taking part will be able to upgrade their knowledge of roofing, as well as seeking one-off help and guidance on specific disciplines.

 

Currently representing over 70% of the roofing industry by value, NFRC strives to ensure that members from the roofing community, including contractors and manufacturers, are at the forefront of all roofing developments. The decision to widen its services to the architectural community is based on the ever-changing landscape of legislation for roofing and the pivotal role that architects and specifiers play in the design and specification of roofs and roofing materials.

 

Ray Horwood CBE, Chief Executive of NFRC said: ?The importance of roofing design can never be under-estimated and in a fast-changing industry, the time is now right to launch a dedicated campaign that aims to position NFRC as a single source of knowledge and expertise for both architects and specifiers.??

 

?Benefiting both new and established architectural practices, we are confident that our ??Think roofs ?? think NFRC?? campaign will establish NFRC as the ??architects?? answer to roofing??, and ultimately lead to improved best practice across all roofing disciplines. In a fast-changing construction environment, it??s more important than ever that architects and specifiers keep abreast of developments within the roofing industry such as BIM supply chain and CompetentRoofer, and NFRC is the vehicle to make this happen.??

 

?For example, architects and specifiers need to be aware that CompetentRoofer is now an accredited body for Green Deal and ECO, which enables member companies to become Green Deal and ECO authorised in one simple procedure.?? 

 

This latest development in the CompetentRoofer scheme is in addition to members being able to self-certify that roofing refurbishment works are compliant with Building Regulations (in England and Wales), saving not only valuable time and money but also further reducing the risk on project management. 

 

Ray Horwood CBE, continues: ?Most architects are unaware that it is NFRC who operates CompetentRoofer as part of the Competent Person scheme, and it is yet another example of our ongoing drive to improve standards and professionalism within the roofing industry. Sustainability is a key issue for everyone, and this scheme offers enormous benefits for both architects, specifiers and roofing contractors.??

 

Currently representing over 70% of the roofing industry by value, NFRC strives to ensure that members from the roofing community, including contractors and manufacturers, are at the forefront of all roofing developments. The decision to widen its services to the architectural community is based on the ever-changing landscape of legislation for roofing and the pivotal role that architects and specifiers play in the design and specification of roofs and roofing materials.

 

Dating back over 120 years, NFRC today actively ensures that all members offer high standards of workmanship and sound business practice through a strict code of practice and vetting procedure, including site inspections and adhering to the Government endorsed TrustMark standards. The Federation also offers training services, technical advice, and represents member interests to the wider construction industry and Government.

 
 

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