The benefits of being on the National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ Heritage Register
A craft roofer at work. (Image by Minik/Shutterstock).
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ register has a number of roofing companies on its books. These include green roofing contractors, solar panel installers and slate roofers. Also a number of suppliers as well as contractors. Since its formation in 1892, it grew to become the UK’s leading trade association for our industry. It has seven regions, over 1,000 trade contractors and 173 supplier members. Over 70% of our industry is represented.
We at Cumbria Roofing joined the National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ heritage roofing register in December 2013. We were given Craft Roofer level which we are proud to state on our stationery and our website. Furthermore, the NFRC cannot accept any roofing business willy nilly. There are rigorous checks for workmanship and sound business practice, as per their Code of Practice. Independent vetting procedures include Site Inspections, adherence to Government backed Trust Mark specifications and comprehensive insurance cover.
Craft roofer status
Cumbria Roofing’s craft roofer status enables us to work with 2.3, 3.9 and 5.1 heritage roofing types. These are detailed in the National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ List of Heritage Roofing Types. For our types, these are as follows:
2.3: natural metamorphic slates, for example, blue slate;
3.9: Burlington slate (also known as Roundheads);
5.1: standard modern random metamorphic slate, centre-nailed to sawn bottoms.
The benefits of our NFRC membership
Our continued membership of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors is a boost to our business. Not only locally but also on a national scale. In effect, it is a Kitemark. An assurance of quality workmanship. Though our core customer base is in Cumbria, Lancashire, and Bootle and Galloway, we have a nationwide profile. It is our specialist skills as craft roofers that have raised our profile.