FEDERATION OF ROOFING CONTRACTORS

A FEDERATION OF ROOFING CONTRACTORS is an association of roofers with the same goals.

An example is the national federation of roofing contractors Limited (NFRC) in the UK. It is the UK’s largest roofing trade association, representing over 70% of the roofing industry by value. With a history spanning almost 120 years, NFRC has established itself as the voice of the roofing industry, constantly adapting to change and innovation to ensure its members are at the forefront.

From its early beginnings as an association of slating interests, with its journal called ‘The Slate Trades Gazette’ founded in 1892, taken over as ‘The Roofing Contractor’ magazine in 1949, which  NFRC expanded to represent all major sectors of roofing.

Whether one requires a repair, a new roof, or are replacing an existing roof, an NFRC member contractor can carry out the project to your satisfaction giving you peace of mind and a weatherproof roof.

When a member contractor has investigated the technical aspects of the employer’s job and agreed to the possible courses of action, the customer receives a clearly written quote or estimate, giving a fair price for the planned work clearly showing whether VAT is applicable, and setting out the conditions of the contract.

Also free technical advice is available from NFRC to customers of NFRC member contractors. In addition to this, NFRC produces comprehensive series of technical publications to support both member contractors and their customers. 

NFRC provides warranties for its members through Quality Assured National Warranties (QANW). More so, Warranties are available for large repairs, refurbishment and new roofs. They can be for domestic, commercial and industrial properties. The time period is 10 years and can take the form of either IBG or Latent Defect.

NFRC member contractors usually offer customers technical and contractual advice in plain English.

All member contractors are rigorously vetted before joining NFRC and every three years thereafter.in order to ensure that NFRC contractors offer the highest standards in workmanship and customer service.

The vetting criteria of contractors is as follows:

  • A satisfactory trading record, including financial stability
  • Inspections of past contracts to verify quality craft skills and technical competence
  • Satisfactory public, employers’ and third party insurance cover
  • Compliance with Health and Safety Legislation
  • Compliance with the NFRC Code of Practice as well as British and European Standards
  • Compliance with the Government-endorsed Trustmark scheme (for domestic contracts), of which NFRC is an approved scheme operator, set up to help the general public find reputable tradesmen to carry out work on their home.
  • As a result the member are obligated to provide quality work to its customer by:

  • Giving a guide on the time to be taken. However but this may vary due to bad weather, or if extra work outside the original estimate has to be done.
  • Trying to keep the work site clean but space for storage and a skip may be required.
  • Scaffolding is likely to be erected and must be out of bounds to children and any other unauthorized persons.