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What Is The Competent Roofer Scheme?

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Having reliable and regulated labour workers is essential for cultivating a culture of trust between the industry and the consumer. 

Nowadays there are so many different companies that promise to complete whatever project you need that it can be a challenge to narrow them down and decide which one's right for you and your needs. 

Some of these companies, though, are not as they seem, and it can end with you getting stung. The competent roofer scheme has been designed to solve this issue, but what is the competent roofer scheme? 

In this article, we hope that we can explain exactly what it means and why it’s important to both the industry and you. 

So, What Is It?

The Competent Roofer Scheme is a program developed to help maintain and improve roofing standards across the industry; as well as provide consumers with the best and most reliable contractors to complete their roofing projects to the highest of standards.

Established in 2006, the Competent Roofer Scheme is dedicated to working with roofers who comply with agreed building regulations. Currently, the scheme registers over 10,000 roofing projects each year.

Adhering to a mantra of Regulation, Reliability, and Reassurance; the scheme has helped restore consumer faith in the roofing industry.

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The Competent Roofer Scheme is endeavouring to help customers feel safe in their home improvement projects and is working to eliminate the problems associated with supposedly completed roofing jobs done by those who are not accredited

Why Does This Matter?

Individuals posing as qualified roofers can trick innocent customers into believing that they are getting an excellent deal where in fact they are being strung along and provided with low quality work. 

To tackle this, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) have arranged for a program that rewards the customer for working with accredited businesses. It offers them the chance to save money with building inspectors and feel assured that any completed work is completely within designated building regulations. 

Choosing to work with a competent roofer will help prevent you encountering problems with the construction, repair or replacement of your roof. With the trust that comes as part of the competent roofer scheme, customers can feel confident in knowing that the work that is being completed is above board. 

The Competent Roofer Scheme is endeavouring to help customers feel safe in their home improvement projects and is working to eliminate the problems associated with supposedly completed roofing jobs done by those who are not accredited. 

This saves customers experiencing problems such as poor craftsmanship, incorrectly installed timber or amateurish touching up or pour and roll procedures.

With the scheme, customers know that they can trust the work to be completed to the highest standard by qualified, experienced, and reliable professionals. 

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To achieve the maximum coverage, the scheme is relevant with industrial, commercial, and residential properties for customers. In addition to this, it’ll also contribute to the repair or replacement of roof timbers as well as roof window installation

What is Covered…

There is a definition the scheme that covers the kind of work and the project scope. This includes repair work that is done to flat as well as pitched roofs but can also apply to new roofs if required. 

To achieve the maximum coverage, the scheme is relevant with industrial, commercial, and residential properties for customers. 

In addition to this, it’ll also contribute to the repair or replacement of roof timbers, as well as roof window installation. However, this does not include any accommodation work for them. 

Further aspects covered in the scheme include: 

    Repairs to the roof structure
    Additional insulation to roofing area
    Counter battens and battens
    Flat roof decking areas
    Sheets or boarding for pitched roofs
    Guttering, flashing, and work for re-pointing 
    Eaves and verge work
    Roof lights that are installed between the joists and require no alterations.

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Both property extensions and solar PV panels are not covered under the Competent Roofer Scheme. In these instances, a structural engineer would be required

And What Is Not…

There are some things that are not covered under the competent roofer scheme. These are: 

    Glazed roofs that are structural
    Property extensions of any kind
    Structural work of any kind
    Installations for solar PV 
    Any type of work that either significantly increases the load or reduces the load of the roof structure

An inspector that is approved, such as one approved by the LABC, or a structural engineer would be required to undergo the above works.

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At Home Logic, we take quality service very seriously in our interactions with customers, the products that we install, and the way that we install them. Everything from our high-quality flat roofing to the insulation that we provide, is installed with pride in a product that we truly believe in

How Does This Help You?

The CRS is an excellent program that has been designed to benefit you by ensuring that you receive the best service possible by accredited, experienced, and reliable professionals and don’t get taken for a ride. 

Due to the regulations put in place as part of the scheme, you’ll never need to feel concerned about the quality of the job completed.

This saves you money in the long-run as you will experience less need for repairs, less days needed to be taken off work, and greater confidence in the stability and durability of your roof.

Home Logic – An Expert Team You Can Trust

The construction industry is one where standards are crucial, so knowing that you can trust those working on your home will provide you with the total peace of mind and confidence in getting a job well done. 

At Home Logic, we take quality service very seriously in our interactions with customers, the products that we install, and the way that we install them. Everything from our high-quality flat roofing to the insulation that we provide, is installed with pride in a product that we wholeheartedly believe in. 

Don't just take our word for it though. 

Our Trust Pilot page is a great example of our experience with UK customers, and offers an insight into the kind of service that we provide here at Home Logic. 

If you need roofing solutions that work, and installers that never settle for secvond best, then Home Logic is the right service to call. Contact our experienced team on 0800 1700 636 and get the ball rolling today!