NFRC Publications

Roofing Industry Publications

As the leading trade association for the roofing and cladding industry, NFRC produce a whole range of different publications on a regular basis.

Some are exclusive to NFRC members, whilst others are freely available for the wider industry and general public.

Here are some of the documents we publish:


Meeting the Challenges of an Unprecedented Time

This forty-page NFRC Review document reviews the activities that NFRC provided for its members and the wider construction industry during 2020 and 2021. It includes the extensive resources we made available to support the roofing industry to carry on working safely throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

NFRC Roofing and Cladding in Windy Conditions 4th Edition

Roofing and Cladding in Windy Conditions (4th Edition)

The purpose of this NFRC roofing and cladding publication is to give guidance on wind speeds and conditions when working may not be practicable or possible, and has the potential to cause harm or injury to roofing operatives, other operatives working nearby and members of the public. Companies may choose to reference this publication within their safety policies.

NFRC state of the UK Roofing Industry 2021 Q1 (Glenigan)

NFRC/Glenigan State of the Roofing Industry

Every quarter, Glenigan and NFRC produce a snapshot of the performance of the roofing and cladding industry in the UK. The State of the Roofing Industry survey tracks workloads, enquiries, employment levels, skills and material shortages and inflation levels across the industry.

A summary of the survey is available to all, but NFRC members have access to the full data set every quarter.

Blue Book

The Profiled sheet roofing and cladding—The NFRC guide to design and best practice, also known as the 'Blue Book', provides an accessible, practical guide to the application, design and installation of profiled sheeting for roofs and wall cladding.

The Fifth Edition Revision A can be purchased in printed or digital format from the NFRC online store. NFRC Members at £30 (plus P+P) and £45 (plus P+P) for non-Members. NFRC members need to obtain the coupon code from the member-only area of this website.

NFRC Membership Directory 2021

NFRC Membership Directory

The NFRC Membership Directory includes all the latest information about Trade and Supplier Members, as well as a useful overview of the key areas of NFRC. Download the digital edition of the NFRC Membership Directory 2021—Architects and specifiers can also request a printed copy to be sent to you in the post.

Why Use an NFRC Member

Why use an NFRC Member

The Why use an NFRC Member flyer gives an overview of some of the key benefits of using an NFRC Member for a roofing project.

NFRC Homeowners Guide to Roof Work

Homeowners Guide

Guidance for homeowners looking to have roof work done—covering everything from roof types, to materials, to health and safety.

NFRC Accident Statistics Report 2021

NFRC Accident Statistics

Each year NFRC Trade Members are required to report on the number of accidents or lost time incidents that have occurred the previous year. In 2019/20 NFRC member accident rate was 13 times lower than the HSE industry average.

NFRC Roofing Times newsletter issue 03

Roofing Times

Roofing Times is a bi-monthly printed newsletter written by NFRC Supplier Members for NFRC Trade Members. It includes the latest product launches, fascinating case studies, and the latest people moves in the sector.

All previous articles featured within the printed Roofing Times, can be found on the Roofing Times website.

Examples of NFRC Technical Guidance Notes for roofers

Technical Bulletins and Guidance Notes

We have a whole library of Technical Bulletins and Guidance Notes covering all roofing disciplines. These are regularly updated and are exclusively available to NFRC Members.

Health and Safety Documents

NFRC Health and Safety Guidance Sheets for roofing

We have a whole library of Health and Safety Documents that are regularly updated. These documents are available to actively promote and encourage health and safety awareness and best practices within the roofing sector.