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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


The Construction Products Association (CPA) has published its latest State of Trade Survey which is available to LRWA members. The report analyses the activity of construction products manufacturers throughout the last quarter of 2019. Findings reveal that towards the end of 2019 during political uncertainty, the industry “ended the year on a subdued note”, and […]


The Construction Products Association (CPA) has unveiled a draft Code of Conduct for product marketing, following the Hackitt review. The guidance, which will go out for consultation this April, is an important step towards improving product claims from manufacturers in their marketing material. The draft code includes a commitment to honest claims, and to avoid […]


We’re delighted to introduce you to our new Admin Support, Clare Readman. Clare will support the LRWA’s CEO, Sarah Spink, and take on a number of administrative tasks as the association continues to grow. Clare has worked with large corporations for more than 30 years in customer service, operations and project management roles, with experience […]

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