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NFRC Roofing Hub at Skill

Young people flocked to first ever NFRC Roofing Hub at the SkillsBuild National Finals 2019. School children attending the event got involved in a range of activities at the NFRC Roofing Hub, designed to attract the next generation of roofers.

RoofCERT accreditation process

Check out this animation, showing you the process to becoming an Accredited Roofer. To learn about the UK's only accreditation scheme for roofing operatives, go to

NFRC Roadshow South Devon College

The NFRC attended the Skill Build event at South Devon College a few weeks ago. We asked some of the attendees on why events like this are so important to the roofing industry

Wilmott Dixon trials EksoVest

Wilmott Dixon has been trialling the EksoVest on our sites up and down the country, looking at how it could be signalling the advent of robot technology in construction. Watch our short clip to hear from some of our teams and partners and how they felt that the technology was reducing the strain and exertion associated with unavoidable manual tasks.

Beijing Daxing International Airport's outstanding roof

Designed by British-based practice Zaha Hadid Architects, the world's largest air terminal has a huge steel canopy that integrates power, heating and air conditioning services. It took three years to construct.

Meet Guardian™ XO

Based on an early prototype, the Guardian™ XO robot is a powered industrial exoskeleton suit that increases human strength and endurance without restricting the operator’s freedom of movement. It can lift 90 Kg repeatedly without exertion, strain or injury. Guardian™ XO will be launched in 2020.

Cembrit Glendyne restores historic chapel

Cembrit Glendyne natural slates were specified and installed on a unique renovation project for the Historic Hampshire landmark, Netley Chapel.

Roofer’s fall from height leads to mesothelioma diagnosis

A fall from height led to a diagnosis of asbestos-related cancer for roofer Liam Bradley. As they performed a surgical procedure to treat a collapsed lung, medics found traces of mesothelioma – despite Liam not having shown any symptoms.

See Moduloft in action

Moduloft is the only company in the UK to offer a ‘roof raise’ system which sees the entire project built offsite at its Yorkshire factory before being transported by lorry and lifted by crane onto the roof of the house.

Leica BLK3D image device

The Leica BLK3D is a 3D handheld imager that allows users to take 3D measurements from any 2D image it captures. The device, which is similar in size to a smart phone, is intended to replace manual measurement and documentation processes using tape measures, distance meters, photos and written notes.

Dalux Field App

Dalux Field App, which shows a mix of reality and 3D construction models is designed to help contractors better manage tasks, instantly capture safety issues, and improve collaboration

Kee Systems roof safety solution

Kee Systems has installed a combination of of roofing solutions for Twinings facility in Andover to provide edge protection for rooftop workers

Sharmans bespoke molded units

Vacuum formed at Sharmans’ manufacturing works to the bespoke profile of the existing gutter, they aim to provide complete quality assurance in the traditionally problematic areas of high gutter complexity.

IOSH No Time to Lose

IOSH is focusing on the deadliest carcinogen of them all, asbestos as part of its wider No Time to Lose campaign

CITB's Onsite Assessment & Training

Understand CITB's OSAT initiative

NFRC Supplier Member Benefits

Why roofing suppliers should become members of the NFRC

BauderBLUE Roof SuDS

The BauderBLUE Roof System is a sustainable drainage method designed to attenuate and manage stormwater on a flat roof over a 24-hour period