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Winners Revealed at the Inaugural LRWA Awards & Gala

Six liquid roofing and waterproofing champions have been crowned at the first ever Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards and Gala event. More than 200 guests attended the prestigious ceremony, which was held at Hotel Football, Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday 8 November 2017. Amongst the attendees were LRWA members including liquid waterproofing […]

New Members

A huge welcome to some of our newest members to the association – two well established liquid roofing and waterproofing contractors – Procast Building Contractors Ltd and London Seamless Flat Roofing Ltd. Based in South Lanarkshire, Procast Building Contractors Ltd has been carrying out roofing projects and other building disciplines across Scotland for more than […]

New Guidance Note

The association has launched its newest Guidance Note 13: Safe Drying and Preparation of Roof Substrates Prior to Installation of Liquid Waterproofing Systems. Developed to outline the alternative methods of drying a roof that do not involve hot works, the guidance available to download free of charge on the website. Steve Cookson, chair of the […]

LRWA Members Area – Have You Registered?

Don’t forget to sign up to LRWA ‘Members Area’ on the website, which is now open for registration. The association has created this exclusive section of the website to offer new LRWA updates and share key industry information that can only be accessed by being a member. The regularly updated area includes LRWA AGM minutes, […]

Sika Liquid Plastics Pledges Support for the LRWA Awards

Roofing specialist, Sika Liquid Plastics, has been named headline sponsor of the first Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards & Gala. Taking place on Wednesday 8 November 2017, the event will recognise the outstanding workmanship and technical excellence across one of the fastest growing sectors in the flat roofing market. The contribution and backing […]

Time for Training

More than 700 operatives have completed the Basic Competency Programme (BCP) since its launch in 2015. As one of the most significant improvements in training, the BCP provides exposure to further training to National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level – yet the LRWA has found that less than 100 of these trainees have gone on to […]

LRWA to Launch Drying of Roofs Guidance Note

The LRWA Technical Committee is currently developing its Guidance Note 13 – ‘Drying of Existing Roof Substrates Prior to Installation of Liquid Waterproofing Systems’ – following the official launch of the NFRC’s ‘Safe2Torch’ campaign. The LRWA’s new guidance will provide best practice advice for drying a roof prior to the application of a liquid system, […]

Have Your Say!

We would like to invite you to come along to some workshops we are hosting to help tackle some key industry issues. All members are welcome so please get in touch with the chair for each event as listed below to register your interest in attending. Technical Workshop: Developing Guidance on Writing Comprehensive CoSHH Assessments […]

Hello to New Members

A huge welcome to two new members to the association this month –  contractors, Albany Waterproofing Solutions Ltd; and an associated supplier of fasteners to the liquid industry, SFS intec. Leeds-based SFS intec manufacture and supply engineered, application-optimised fastener solutions for the construction industry. For liquid applied membrane systems, SFS intec offers fastener solutions to pre-fix […]

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 […]

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