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LRWA VIRTUAL CHARITY CHALLENGE IS A ROARING SUCCESS

The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) has revealed the winners of its Virtual Dragon Team Challenge – an event which has raised thousands for mental health charity, Mates in Mind. Teams of up to 11 people from across the industry were challenged to walk, run, cycle or swim as far as they could in […]

NFRC SAFETY ALERT -CLASP Buildings and their Increased Fire Risk

A recent roof fire which destroyed a school in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire has highlighted concern of the fire performance of lightweight system-built schools, particularly in CLASP1 schools. CLASP (Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme) ran from the 1950s until the 1980s with the purpose of developing a method of building, which did not rely on […]

SPECIFIERS: YOUR NEW GUIDE TO LIQUID WATERPROOFING

The versatility of liquid applied systems means they are now a leading solution for both new build and refurbishment projects. Advances in technology has brought new products to market that can be used for a huge variety of applications, including balconies, walkways, green roof terraces, and pedestrian trafficked podium roofs. With more specifiers now turning […]

DRAFT BUILDING SAFETY BILL OPEN FOR COMMENTS

The draft Building Safety Bill takes forward the Government’s commitment to fundamental reform of the building safety system. The draft was published on 20 July 2020, and is now open for comments, welcoming submissions of evidence, views and observations. New protocol within the Bill include having a nominated individual – an ‘Accountable Person’ – responsible […]

INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS WEREN’T ON HOLD – AND NEITHER WERE WE

The Covid-19 crisis may have put normal life on hold over the last few months, but it hasn’t stopped key developments across the roofing sector. Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety is driving change that is affecting all those in the construction supply chain. And it is only a matter […]

Launching the LRWA Virtual Dragon Team Challenge 2020

Sarah Spink, CEO of the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), talks about how team spirit can help us stay positive through these trying times. The pressures and new challenges which have arisen following the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact of people’s health and wellbeing across the entire country. According to newest research, […]

LRWA Awards & Gala Dinner Postponed Until 2021

To guarantee the safety of attendees and with no clear government guidance regarding future large gatherings, the LRWA Awards & Gala Dinner have been postponed until 3rd November 2021.  The venue will remain at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool, when we will be celebrating our 5th year and promise an even bigger and better event to celebrate! All tickets and […]

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 […]

NEW LRWA REPRESENTATIVE

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 […]

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