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Manufacturer Members’ Mini Audit

We’re asking all our manufacturer members to complete a mini audit as we update our new tool for specifiers, the LRWA Product Selector. We need manufacturers to confirm whether they have launched any new products that are certified for use, or had any significant updates to certification which would affect your product entries within the […]

A message from our CEO, Sarah Spink

What a year we’ve all had. Little did we know 12 months ago what lay in store for us in 2020. Because of this, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of our members for their continued support and commitment throughout one of the toughest periods we’ve had to face in […]

Roof Training Groups Under Threat (Reported in Roofing Today)

Head of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Sarah Beale, has issued an update which launched an industry-wide consultation on funding to construction training groups. The consultation, called ‘Supporting Training Groups – Industry wide consultation’ proposes changes with the aim of improving value for money by reducing funding and increasing training uptake. The consultation relates to construction […]

NHBC Launches New 2021 Standards for UK Housebuilders

NHBC, the new home warranty and insurance provider, has launched the 2021 edition of its technical Standards. The new Standards will be effective for new homes that are covered by an NHBC warranty, where foundations are begun on or after 1 January 2021. NHBC’s dedicated standards team have spent the last year developing fresh technical […]

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, […]

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