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Industry and Government unite to launch Construction Talent Retention Scheme

The Government has moved to secure vital talent needed to build the UK’s recovery from Covid-19, protecting employment for thousands of people working in the construction sector. Construction Talent Retention Scheme will keep skills in the sector, matching displaced workers with employers seeking new staff Scheme is based on proven model to safeguard talent in […]

LRWA Charity Dragon Boat Regatta 2020 – Cancelled

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that the LRWA Charity Dragon Boat Regatta will not take place this year. Our top priority is the safety and welfare of our staff, our members, our other colleagues, stakeholders and their families. Although we hoped that by September 2020 we would be seeing […]


We’d like you all to welcome Matthew Sexton, market development and technical standards director at BMI, and the LRWA’s representative on the B/546 committee that is responsible for BS 6229:2018 ‘flat roofs with continuously supported flexible waterproof coverings’. Matthew has been instrumental in much of the collaborative work relating to the Review of the Ban […]


Did you know we have launched a number of new guidance documents for specifiers and contractors responsible for the design and installation of inverted roofs? The free technical downloads include ‘Guidance Note 14: Best Practice for the Installation of Water Flow Reducing Layers’, and ‘Guidance Note 15: Clarification of BS 6229:2018’ regarding the thermal performance […]


As you may know, there is unfortunately a growing number of manufacturers on the market making misleading claims about their products. Working to tackle this, a new Marketing Integrity Group, set up by the Construction Products Association (CPA), is in place – part of the Government’s work to change our industry post-Grenfell. We are currently […]


Sarah Spink, CEO of the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), explains the importance of collaborative working as the roofing industry battles through a complex period of change. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a monumental impact on the flat roofing industry, as well as the entire UK economy. During times of national emergency, it’s easy […]

Covid-19: UK Government Write a Letter to Everyone Working in Manufacturing

On 8th April 2020, Alok Sharma MP Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy wrote a letter to everyone working in manufacturing and industry in the UK….. “Manufacturing is a critical part of the economy and I would like to be clear that there is no restriction on manufacturing continuing under the current […]

Covid-19: UK Government Write a Letter to Everyone in the Construction Industry

On 31st March 2020, Alok Sharma MP Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy wrote a letter to everyone in the construction industry… In these challenging times, I want to pay tribute to all those who are working tirelessly within the construction industry. Delivering on large or small construction sites across the country, […]

Coronavirus: A Message from our CEO

In these uncertain times, I wanted to provide you with an update on changes to the LRWA’s activity, and the potential future impact during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We continue to adhere strictly to Government advice and our priority is to keep our members, and all those who work for the LRWA, safe and well. […]

Covid-19: Construction Leadership Council Write a Letter to Boris Johnson

The Construction Leadership Council wrote to the Prime Minister on 17th March 2020 to outline a list of supporting measures that the construction industry requires to keep sites operational, while avoiding job losses and costs increases on crucial programmes and projects. Read the letter in full by clicking on the link

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