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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 […]

Building Tomorrow’s Workforce

Terry Wain, technical secretary at the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), comments on the issues in the roofing industry brought on by the skills shortage, and what needs to be done to help bridge the gap. It is estimated that more than 200,000 construction workers will be needed in the UK during the next […]

LRWA Appoints New Director

The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) has appointed a new director to its board, reinforcing its pledge to maintain and encourage quality standards within the liquid industry. With more than 37 years’ experience in the liquid roofing market Mark Flello, from Stafford, will work with current LRWA board members to lead the strategic direction […]

LRWA Sponsors ‘Team GB’ in World Roofing Championships

The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) has pledged its support for a team of British roofers in the upcoming International Federation for the Roofing Trade (IFD) World Championship for Young Roofers. Backing four of the UK’s brightest roofing stars, LRWA has been named official sponsors for ‘Team GB’, which includes Ben Revit, 22, at […]

The Right Choice in Liquid Roofing

Terry Wain, technical secretary at the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), discusses specification and application best practice in the fastest growing sector of the flat roofing market. The LRWA recorded an 18% growth in market share for liquid applied waterproofing between 2011 and 2013 alone, which means that liquids are now officially the fastest […]

Congratulations in Order for SPV Liquid Waterproofing Division

The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LWRA) has presented six SPV UK operatives with C Skills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems – Liquid Applied Membrane Roofing Systems (QCF). The presentation took place at the company’s offices in Aldridge, Walsall, on January 4, 2016, where Chris Bussens, training facilitator at LRWA […]

LRWA Celebrate the Completion of the First Basic Competency Programme in Parliament

The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) are proud to announce the launch and completion of the first Basic Competency Programme (BCP), a roofing industry led initiative which brings together trade associations, which is being led by LRWA working with Polyroof Products Limited. The candidates who completed the first ever BCP from Telnik Roofing Ltd, […]

LRWA Unites with Industry Regulators to Offer Manufacturer Approved CSCS Training

The UK Construction Industry has unquestionably seen many changes since the turn of the Millennium. At the start, we saw eight years of steady growth, with construction output increasing by almost 20%, followed by one of the worst recessions in living memory, from which we have only recently started to recover. The range of products […]

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