Where to find the latest roofing industry guidance Notes and online CPD

Roofing Industry Trade Association & Training Group Directory

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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



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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Roof construction technical advice | TRA

Roof Training Groups

National Roof Training Group – UK Roofing Industry Training Support – Website: www.nationalrooftraining.co.uk

Independent Roof Training Group (Scotland)

Contact: Ian Letham
M: 07771 935 820
Email: ian@irtscotland.co.uk
Website: www.irtscotland.co.uk

North West Roof Training Group

Contact: Sue Wharton
M: 07801 278 282
Email: nwrooftraining@gmail.com
Website: www.northwestrooftraining.co.uk

North East Roof Training Group

Contact: Helen Wilson
M: 07771 802096
Email: helen@nertg.co.uk
Website: www.nertg.co.uk

Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group

Contact: Denise Cherry
M: 07971 232645
Email: denise@yirtg.org.uk
Website: www.yirtg.org.uk

Midland Roof Training Group

Contact: Kate Bonsor
M: 07789 961 840
Email: kate@midlandsrooftraining.co.uk
Website: www.midlandsrooftraining.co.uk

London & Southern Roofing Training Group

Contact: Michelle Workman
M: 07809 874 419
Email: Michelle@myrooftrainer.co.uk
Website: www.londonsouthernroofingtraining.co.uk

South Central Roofing Training Group

Contact: Mike Fildes
T: 01243 828718
Email: scrtltd@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.southcoastrooftraining.co.uk

Eastern Region Roof Training Group

Contact: Clive Coote
T: 01473 744412
Email: info@eastern.rooftraining.co.uk
Website: www.eastern.rooftraining.co.uk

South West Roofing Training Group
Contact: Nichola Smith
T: 01395 233667
M: 07525 120958
Email: gto@swrtg.co.uk
Website: www.swrtg.co.uk

Wales National Roofing Training Group

Contact: Lesley Hughes
M: 07817 641 984
Email: lesley.hughes@wnrtg.co.uk
Website: www.wnrtg.co.uk

National Metal Training Group

Contact: Claire Iacovou
T: 01273 699545
Email: info@metalrooftraining.co.uk
Website: www.metalrooftraining.co.uk

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
Email: gparkinson23@hotmail.com

National Construction Training Services (NCTS)

Contact: Nigel Johnston
Phone: 01992 801914
Email: training@ncts.org.uk
Website: www.ncts.org.uk

Lead Sheet Training Centre

Contact: John Lewis
Tel: 01622 872432
Email: info@leadsheet.co.uk
Website: www.leadsheet.co.uk

Master Roofers UK

Contact: Stewart Rowles
Tel: 07909526533
Email: enquiries@masterroofers.co.uk
Website: www.masterroofers.co.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.

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