Heritage Roofing Register – a helping hand for architects

A unique register of heritage roofing specialists is providing much needed help and assurance for architects and specifiers when working on heritage projects. The Register is the brainchild of the UK’s largest roofing trade association, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC).

Designed to ensure that the roofs on some of the UK’s most precious buildings are restored to the highest standards possible, this register – entitled The National Heritage Roofing Contractors Register – provides an exclusive listing of only those roofing companies that have the vital skills and experience necessary for the repair and renovation of heritage projects.

Ray Horwood CBE, Chief Executive of NFRC explains:

“Successful cultural heritage preservation is not just dependent on the meticulous planning provided by architects, it relies very much on the involvement of specialist craftsmen who are qualified to work on heritage sites. When it comes to roofing, their knowledge and experience is invaluable.

“From concept to completion, the importance of roofing design in heritage preservation can never be under-estimated. The Register is already proving popular with architects and specifiers alike, and it is widely being seen as a ‘guarantee of confidence’ in specialist roofing knowledge and expertise,” adds Ray.

Comprising a total of 73 companies located throughout the UK, The National Heritage Roofing Contractors Register features roofing companies that fall into one of three categories. Firstly, there are Heritage Roofmasters who provide both technical design and quality workmanship and secondly, there are Heritage Craftroofers who assure quality workmanship at all times. Lastly, Heritage Craft Roof Operatives carry out the work as specified.

The National Heritage Roofing Contractors Register is endorsed by English Heritage, Cadw Welsh Historic Monuments, the Environment and Heritage Service for Northern Ireland, Historic Scotland, The National Heritage Training Group and CITB. NFRC is also a board member and plays a leading role in the National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) www.nhtg.org.uk

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