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Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Construction

In addition to supporting Mind, our nominated charity for 2019, we are backing Mates in Mind, a charity which is raising awareness of mental health in the construction sector and providing guidance and support for employers. Over the next three years, we are committed to working with the charity to help improve and promote positive […]

Welcome to W Hughes and Son

We’re delighted to welcome a new member to the association – W Hughes & Sons. Based in Preston, W Hughes & Sons was established more than 50 years ago and has forged a reputation as a leading installer of high-performance roofing and coating systems. The specialist contractor has delivered projects across the UK, including a […]

Train the Trainer: Funding Still Available

If you are an LRWA member involved in the BCP, ‘Train the Trainer’ funding is still available. This funding equates to £400 per person and can be used to help gain the Level 3 Education and Training Award. This award provides trainers with a formal teaching qualification helping to enhance skills and knowledge. If you […]

Call for Evidence on Product Information

Since the publication of the Hackitt Review in spring 2018, the construction industry has been working hard to meet the various challenges set for it. The CPA has been involved with several elements of this activity, and amongst these has established its own Marketing Integrity Group (MIG) to specifically address Chapter 7 of the report, […]

LRWA to Write the Liquid Roofing Technical Competency Test for RoofCert

The LRWA is officially pledging its support for RoofCert which is a National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) initiative, comprising of a new accreditation programme jointly funded with Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The initiative aims to establish an industry-recognised ​accreditation standard for a roofing installer, supported and ​recognised by the construction supply chain and […]

LRWA Appoints a New Chairman & Vice Chairman

The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) has appointed a new Chairman – Stuart Hicks, UK marketing manager at Kemper System, and Vice Chairman – Mark Flello, managing director of Dove Technology Ltd. Stuart and Mark, who were put forward for each of their positions by the LRWA board, were then voted-in by members at […]

Headline Sponsor of 2019 LRWA Awards Announced…

Waterproofing and insulation systems supplier, Moy Materials, has been named headline sponsor of the 2019 Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards & Gala Dinner. The company, which is headquartered in Dublin and has bases in London and Glasgow, is backing the LRWA’s third event, which will take place on Wednesday, 6 November at the […]

BS 6229: 2018: The Changes Explained

One of the key British Standards for roofing (BS 6229:2018) has been completely overhauled. Paul Franklin, our Technical Secretary explains the most significant changes and their impact. The BS 6229:2018 – ‘flat Roofs with continuously supported flexible waterproof coverings’ – Code of Practice was published in November 2018. It provides an overall recommendation for the […]

Industry Assessment and Classification of Packaging Waste

Companies that produce waste from their operations must assess and classify their wastes in accordance with the Environment Agency’s Technical Guidance WM3. WM3 provides comprehensive technical guidance on the assessment and classification of all wastes which fall within the scope of the European Waste Framework Directive. This document, which is intended to be complementary to […]

Deadline for Moving Certificates to an EU-27 Notified Body in a No Deal Brexit Scenario

On 29th March 2019, UK Notified Bodie’s will no longer be recognised by the remaining EU-27 Member States. As such, UK bodies will not be in a position to perform conformity assessment tasks under the CPR. If UK manufacturers wish to continue placing product on the EU-27 market they must either: (i) Apply for a […]

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