Where to find the latest roofing industry guidance Notes and online CPD
Roofing Industry Trade Association & Training Group Directory
Access The Knowledge You Need
If you need the latest roofing sector guidance notes, access to online CPD, skills training advice or the location of your nearest roof training centre to improve your on-the-roof skills and knowledge, the directory below will help point you in the right direction.
Advisory Committee for Roof Safety
The Advisory Committee for Roofsafety (ACR) is a body dedicated to making working on roofs safer. Founded in 1998 by HSE, ACR comprises representatives of major roofworking federations and associations, and HSE. ACR has published a range of guides covering the design, specification and safe working on roofs
CORC - Confederation of Roofing Contractors
The CORC was established in 1985 and is one of the most widely known Roofing Trade Associations within the industry and by the general public. If you require a roof repair or even a complete new roof, their recommended roofers are there for you.
GRO - Green Roof Organisation
Supporting and developing the UK Green Roofing industry, GRO represents all elements of the UK green roof industry including manufacturers of waterproofing and green roofing, suppliers of green roof systems and components, specialist contractors from the roofing and landscape sectors) and associates including other trade associations, NGO’s, insurance companies, academia, ecologists, designers and architects.
IMA - Insulation Manufacturers Association
Insulation Manufacturers Association (IMA) is the representative body for the Rigid Polyisocyanurate (PIR) and Polyurethane (PUR) Insulation Industry in the United Kingdom.
Their membership comprises all of the major companies in the industry, including manufacturers of finished PIR and PUR insulation products, suppliers of the various raw materials and associated services.
FTMRC - Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors
The FTMRC was developed as an organisation to act on behalf of its members in establishing and then raising quality standards in metal roof design, specification, installation and develop the industry standards Guide to Good Practice.
LCA - Lead Contractors Association
The LCA consists of specialist installer members and associate members maintaining and endorsing quality standards within the lead workers industry.
LRWA - Liquid Roofing & Waterproofing Association
LRWA consists of the leading manufacturers of liquid applied waterproofing, approved contractors and related materials suppliers. Founded in 1979, LRWA aims to raise awareness of the technical and financial benefits of specifying liquid-applied roofing and waterproofing systems and to establish product and installation best practice standards to ensure optimum performance is achieved.
MCRMA - Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association
The MCRMA was formed in 1990 to support the systems manufacturers in the emerging metal cladding and roofing industry. Since then MCRMA has evolved to encompass the needs of component manufacturer suppliers, system installers, independent roofing and cladding inspectors plus industry support services providers, all providing independent building envelope solutions for metal-based roofing and cladding systems, products and services.
MGMA - Metal Gutters Manufacturers Association
The Metal Gutter Manufacturers Association was formed in 1994 to represent the leading manufacturers of metal rainwater systems. Membership of MGMA is open to all companies who manufacture and market metal rainwater systems, downpipes and their associated fittings. In addition, membership is open to those companies who provide a range of professional support services to the metal rainwater systems industry.
NARM - National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers
The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers represents manufacturers and suppliers of all types of rooflights into the UK market. Their purpose is to identify and promote best practice in rooflight specification, installation, maintenance and safety.
NFRC - National Federation of Roofing Contractors
One of the largest UK trade organization for roofing contractors, dedicated to training and education, technical consulting, business services and market promotion. NFRC 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 adherence to Government endorsed standards. NFRC also operates the National Heritage Roofing Contractors Register.
RTA - Roof Tile Association
The Roof Tile Association represents the UK’s leading manufacturers of pitched roof solutions. We are the central representative body establishing a common viewpoint for clay and concrete roof tile manufacturers.
Their combined knowledge of traditional pitched tiled roofs is now available to share with anyone looking to create the most environmentally responsible, thermally efficient and architecturally inspiring buildings in the UK.
All members of the Roof Tile Association manufacture in the United Kingdom
SPRA - The Single Ply Roofing Association
SPRA is the voice of the single ply roofing industry. This trade association was established in 1992 and their mission is to achieve growth and sustainability in all sectors of the single ply roofing industry by raising the awareness of single ply technology, its value and ensuring manufacturing and installation standards remain high. SPRA is an increasingly influential voice in the roofing sector and is working in close co-operation with our sister trade associations to raise the overall profile of the UK roofing industry.
Trussed Rafter Association
The TRA is the respected voice of the trussed rafter and metal web joist industry in the UK and Ireland. They are committed to stringent standards of quality and service and set a professional benchmark for the industry.
Members include the principal manufacturers of trussed rafters, metal web joists, suppliers and professionals involved in roof and floor design and construction. As the only organisation exclusively representing the trussed rafter industry and with members coming from across the complete supply chain, they are frequently consulted on market or legislative changes.
Roof Training Groups
National Roof Training Group – UK Roofing Industry Training Support – Website: www.nationalrooftraining.co.uk
Independent Roof Training Group (Scotland)
North West Roof Training Group
North East Roof Training Group
Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group
Midland Roof Training Group
London & Southern Roofing Training Group
South Central Roofing Training Group
Eastern Region Roof Training Group
Wales National Roofing Training Group
National Metal Training Group
Lead & Hard Metal Training Group
Contact: Ray Robertson
M: 07990 970 200
Northern Ireland Roof Training Group
Contact: Gordon Penrose / Geoffrey Parkinson
T: 02893 351650
National Construction Training Services (NCTS)
Lead Sheet Training Centre
Master Roofers UK
This directory is for information only and not a recommendation by the IOR of services provided. A number of companies listed are commercial, for profit organisations. You should satisfy yourself that the services they offer are of the required standard and that you are happy with any costs charged before engaging them. This is not an exhaustive list and there are other training providers available.