North West News and Events

  • RoofCert Accreditation Programme Explained

    by NFRC North West | Jun 19, 2018

    Whether it be the need to improve the quality and safety of our buildings or attracting a new generation of workers with new skills, roofing is facing some fundamental challenges and is under more public scrutiny than ever before. Despite the great work that many roofing contractors deliver day in and day out, there are many more unskilled and inexperienced people that can simply set themselves up in business, ruining everyone else’s reputation in the process.  

    Accreditation will solve this reputational issue and more. Not only will it certify to the wider world that a contractor has the competency to carry our work, but the path towards formal accreditation will naturally improve skills and provide a clearer career path. It will help to professionalise roofing. RoofCert is the four-year programme that the NFRC is managing in partnership with the CITB to develop an accreditation programme. 

    Come to the meeting in the Mercure Haydock Hotel, Penny Lane Saint Helens WA11 9SG 1.30pm on the 28th June 2018 to hear Jon Vanstone talk about the RoofCert programme, why industry needs it, how it is being developed and what it means for you.

    To book your place to attend email stevelaurence@nfrc.co.uk.

  • The Children's Adevnture Farm Trust Latest

    by CAFT | Apr 05, 2018

    Latest news from the North West Region Chairman's chosen charity, The Children's Adventure Farm Trust.

    Click here to read online.

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  • Roofing Apprentices Forum - Invitation to Attend

    by Steve Laurence | Mar 22, 2018

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    North West Regional members are invited to a small gathering to discuss the subject of Roofing Apprentices in the North West Region on Tuesday 27 March at Mercure Haydock Hotel, Penny Lane, Haydock WA11 9SG 1-3 pm

    CITB is facilitating this Workshop/Forum of Employers and Training Providers to help understand the issue in more detail and to identify actions that can be taken to try and address any shortfalls in provision. 

    There are areas within the region where employers find it difficult to find provision that is local to the apprentice and to the sites that they are working on, without having to travel great distances between home, site and training provider.  This barrier is proving to be a barrier to entry both for the employer and the apprentice. Employers are concerned that this is having an effect on the number of young people entering the trade at a time when the economy is starting to improve, the volume of construction work is increasing, and the number of skilled workers is not growing to keep pace with demand.  

    YOUR SUPPORT IS ESSENTIAL - Lets see what we can do together  - it's time NOW for action not simply words  

    To book please email stevelaurence@nfrc.co.uk.

  • Golf Day - Help to Raise Money for the Chairman's Charity

    by North West Region | Feb 06, 2018

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    Announced at the recent North West Regional AGM, Members are invited to participate in the CAFT 2018 Golf Day, the North West Chairman's chosen charity. Helping to raise money for terminally ill, chronically sick, disabled and disadvantaged children from the North West of England. 

    Click to fin out more - CAFT Golf Day 2018.

  • North West AGM Headline Sponsor - Xtratherm

    by Xtratherm | Jan 12, 2018

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    Xtratherm is a manufacturer committed to supporting the NFRC by providing innovative roof insulation solutions and technical support to meet the more stringent requirements of the Building Regulations and towards Nearly Zero Energy targets for buildings.

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    Our innovative insulation solutions are backed by 3rd Party Accredited certification for guaranteed performance backed by an unrivalled technical support service from a team that also performs at highest industry standards

    We have taken the unique industry step of training every one of our technical team members, who deals directly with customers, to the highest industry standards of competency through accreditation under the BBA/TIMSA competency scheme for U-value calculation and condensation risk analysis. We have Thermal Bridging covered also under the BRE Thermal Modelling competency scheme, using the most comprehensive 3D software available.

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    Xtratherm are delighted to be the headline sponsor at the North West Regional AGM and look forward to meeting all its members on the day.

  • North West England & Wales Regional 2018 AGM

    by North West Region | Jan 08, 2018
     
     Steve Laurence
     
    The recently appointed Regional Manager for North West England and Wales, would like invite regional members to join ​him for the 73rd Annual General Meeting and Chairman’s Dinner of the NFRC North West Region, being held on the 30th January 2018 at The Mercure Hotel, Penny Lane, Haydock, St Helens, WA11 9SG.
     
    The event will commence at 4.00pm with registration, refreshments and networking. The AGM will commence at 4.30pm.
     
    During the event, a presentation will be given by NFRC’s CEO, James Talman and Vice President Kevin Taylor, providing you with an update on the recent changes both regionally and nationally and also highlight the future direction of the Federation.  The AGM will also focus on installing the new Chairman for the region. 
     
    The meeting will be followed by pre-dinner drinks and networking prior to the Chairman’s Dinner. 
     
    Members who would like to attend, please contact:
     
    Steve Laurence
    North West England & Wales Regional Manager
    Tel: 07764 333998
    Email: stevelaurence@nfrc.co.uk 

     

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