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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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