Finding a contactor is always nerve-wracking. Expensive projects need the most professional staff. Our quick guide to UK Roofing Associations will help you get the right information and make the right choices.
Advisory Committee for Roofsafety (ACR)
The ACR is widely accepted as the UK’s leading authority on roof safety and roofwork. It includes those who have been working in the industry for many years.
The ACR provides help and information for both those working in the industry and customers looking for guidance. Their website provides a wealth of articles and information free of charge to everyone.
For those working in the roofing industry. Providing advice that covers every aspect of the job from competency testing to technical inspections.
Customers are free to view any of the information. All of it easy to understand and which could demystify the whole process.
If you have any questions which can’t be answered by the website, the ACR offers their contact details.
National Federation of Roofing Contractors – NFRC
A trade association for all those in the industry. Most UK Roofing contractors will be members.
A long standing organisation. It aims to provide reassurance and confidence to consumers.
All trade members within the NFRC have both warranties and comprehensive insurance. They are all obliged to follow a strict code of practice throughout all of their operations.
Their website offers a knowledge hub which is accessible to all. It also offers practical advice on how to choose a contractor and what to watch out for. There’s a simple search facility to find professionals and search for materials.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and Factory Mutual Global
Neither of these companies are strictly UK based but many UK Roofing Contractors will be registered.
UK contractors who are members use materials of the very best quality which have undergone rigorous scientific testing.
UL specialises in testing, inspecting and certifying products. They will only issue validation where a product meets their high standards. FM Global is an international commercial insurer which also provides certification. So this technical and scientific approach to testing products is considered to be amongst the best in the world, just like the products they endorse.
So any roofing contractor certified by UL and FM Global have demonstrated an exceedingly high commitment to quality.