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LRWA and Rooflight Association announce plans to collaborate more closely

“Synergies” and “mutual respect” have prompted the two associations to work more closely together to “share knowledge and best practice that benefits” both organisations’ members.

The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) has announced it is joining forces with the Rooflight Association to provide specialist knowledge and support across both memberships.

Formerly named the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers (NARM), the organisation rebranded in 2023 and extended its membership to include rooflight installers, specifiers, distributors and other rooflight-related businesses and individuals.

The LRWA says the collaboration will see the Rooflight Association become actively involved in developing technical rooflight guidance and training for the LRWA’s members. 

“By working more closely together, we can share knowledge and best practice that benefits our members”

Sarah Spink, LRWA CEO

Explaining the drivers behind the partnership, Sarah Spink, CEO of the LRWA, (pitcured above with Ian Weakford, Chairman of the Rooflight Association) said: “Following the Rooflight Association’s rebrand and new strategic direction, there are lots of synergies with the LRWA and a mutual respect. By working more closely together, we can share knowledge and best practice that benefits our members.

“As rooflights are commonly found on flat roofs with liquid-applied membranes, there are various specification and installation considerations when waterproofing. With the support of the Rooflight Association’s experts, our members can now benefit from more specialist experience and the latest advice.”

Sarah says the rooflight training will form part of the LRWA’s specialist-applied skills programme (SAP), and as part of the partnership, the Rooflight Association will be enhancing the current rooflights module to ensure it provides the latest information, meets the CITB standard, and is delivered with a focus on practical and theory-based learning. 

“Our collaboration with the LRWA is a logical step for us and represents our ambition to play a central role in a more ‘joined-up’ roofing sector”

Ian Weakford, Rooflight Association Chairman

Ian Weakford, Rooflight Association Chairman, added: “A key part of our mission is to support best practice in the specification and installation of rooflights. Our collaboration with the LRWA is a logical step for us and represents our ambition to play a central role in a more ‘joined-up’ roofing sector.”

The LRWA says its collaboration with the Rooflight Association is part of a wider strategy to form stronger working relationships with other trade associations. The LRWA points out it already works with the Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA), National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), and Green Roof Organisation (GRO) to help raise the roofing industry’s profile and achieve shared goals. “By joining forces with other trade associations, we want to build a community that works together to benefit all those who work in the roofing industry,” added Sarah Spink. “This approach also enables us to raise awareness of more specialist areas within roofing, helping to encourage contractors and other businesses to take a more active role.”

www.lrwa.org.uk / rooflightassociation.org

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