04 Apr What accreditations should my roofer hold?
If you need your roof inspected or would like some repairs or renovations carried out, you should always ask the help of an experienced and adept professional.
In addition to saving time and money, a professional roofing company will also perform work to a high standard and ensure the health and safety of both workers and passers-by.
But how do you know if a roofing company has the competency and capabilities to guarantee quality workmanship? Well, industry accreditations can tell you whether a roofer can be trusted or not.
Here at Roundhay Roofing, we hold three accreditations that prove our experience and expertise.
Federation of Master Builders (FMB)
The Federation of Master Builders is the UK’s largest building industry trade association. Only builders and specialists who have passed its vetting process can be accepted as members.
As the FMB explains: “As well as signing up to a code of practice, members must confirm their trading address and VAT registration details (if applicable). We also check their employers (if applicable) and public liability insurance, verify that they have no un-discharged bankruptcies or relevant and outstanding County Court Judgements and perform credit, public record and director checks – all of which they must pass before being accepted in to membership.”
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC)
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors is the UK’s largest roofing trade association, which represents over 70 per cent of the industry by value. The NFRC prides itself on being the voice of the roofing industry, constantly adapting to change and innovation to ensure members are at the forefront.
“Whether you need a repair, a new roof, or are replacing an existing roof, using an NFRC member contractor to carry out the work will give you peace of mind, as well as a weather-proof roof,” says the NFRC.
TrustMark is a not for profit organisation, licensed by Government and supported by consumer protection groups, to help consumers find trustworthy and reliable tradespeople in their area operating to Government endorsed standards.
“TrustMark registered firms are checked and monitored against recognised British, international or industry standards,” notes TrustMark. “We aim to ensure you receive a good standard of workmanship and that any complaint will be treated fairly if there is a problem. TrustMark’s approved Scheme Operators (which include trade associations, local authorities / Trading Standards, certification inspection schemes and commercial organisations) check the performance of their registered firms.”