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Closing The Loop On Liquid Roofing Training

Chris Bussens, training coordinator at the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), explains the benefits of completing full training in liquid waterproofing and how to go about it. It is estimated 224,000 more workers will be needed to meet expected output growth of more than 20 per cent by 2019. In roofing alone, the Annual […]

Success for Liquids at the Roofing Awards 2017

Blog by Sarah Spink – CEO of LRWA “Huge congratulations to LRWA manufacturer member, Kemper System Ltd, for being recognised in the Liquid Applied Roofing and Waterproofing category at the annual Roofing Awards on Friday (19 May). Contractors, Mitie Tilley Roofing, was awarded best project for Gatwick Airport in West Sussex, which specified Kemper’s liquid […]

A Question of Choice: Which Liquid Waterproofing to Use? (as featured in RCI Magazine)

We know that liquid roofing and waterproofing systems offer a highly durable solution for both new build applications and the refurbishment of existing roof, balcony and walkways. Yet, what isn’t as widely published is that there isn’t one single liquid technology suitable for every project. Here, we provide an overview of the different liquid chemistries […]

LRWA Welcomes New Members

This month, the LRWA welcomes two new members to the association – liquid and adhesive manufacturer, Leesons Polyurethanes Ltd, and contractor, Corstorphine Building and Roofing Group Ltd. Founded in 1986, Leesons Polyurethanes Ltd, based in Warwick, manufacture polyurethane adhesives and coatings. Still running as a family business, Leesons’ customer base ranges from large multi-national corporates […]

Stuart Hicks Is New Marketing Chair

We are delighted to announce that Stuart Hicks, marketing manager at Kemper System Ltd, is to take the position of chair of the marketing committee at the LRWA. Stuart has played an instrumental role within the LRWA’s marketing team for more than five years, redeveloping the LRWA website in 2014 as well as providing key […]

LRWA SUPPORTS ROOFING AWARDS 2017

The LRWA has pledged its support for this year’s Roofing Awards 2017 in the Associate Sponsors category. Taking place on Friday 19 May 2017, the Roofing Awards recognises and rewards outstanding workmanship and technical excellence across the roofing industry. Organised and hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), this year’s event will take […]

LRWA Appoints Its First CEO

The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) has announced the appointment of Sarah Spink (MIoR) as its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With more than a decade of experience in the liquid roofing sector, Sarah will provide strategic direction to the association as it continues to grow, raising awareness of both the technical and financial […]

Be Bold For Change – Women In Roofing Conference 2017

By Sarah Spink, director at the LRWA; “According to statistics revealed at the recent Women In Roofing (WiR) Conference (10 March 2017), just 11% of women in the UK work in the construction industry, and less than 1% of these work in manual trade*. “Yes, the construction sector – especially roofing – experiences a lack […]

Why It Pays To Have The Inspector Call

Terry Wain, technical secretary at the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), discusses the importance of regular site inspections on flat roofing projects, and what they should include. The completion of site inspection on any roofing project means all parties involved – from specifiers to contractors – have traceable paperwork of every stage of the […]

LRWA Supports Local Charity

The LRWA has donated £1,500 to a Manchester-based charity that helps support autistic children and their families. Chosen as its charity of the year, the LRWA gave a cheque to FACT (Families of Autistic Children Together) at a special presentation evening at the charities’ headquarters in Hyde, Greater Manchester. Steve Cookson, chair of the LRWA […]

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