The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers (NARM) has become a member organisation of The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) in a move that fortifies what is already a well-established working relationship between the two organisations.
This new arrangement will facilitate close and regular communication, with the goal of creating a more ‘joined up’ UK roofing industry in which product manufacturers, designers and installers are able to speak with a more unified voice to regulators.
James Talman, chief executive of the NFRC, said: “I am very pleased to welcome NARM members to the NFRC. The NARM and the NFRC have worked well together in the past, but this formal link will strengthen the ties between these two active and influential trade associations to the benefit of the whole roofing industry.
“I look forward to working more closely with NARM to address the challenges we face today to maintain practical standards and effective regulation in a fast-changing world, and to ensure we have a workforce competent to safely deliver the quality we need on-site.”
NARM member organisations will now be listed as Supplier Members of the NFRC. The NFRC will adopt the guidelines of the NARM on all matters relating to rooflights and conversely, as members of the NFRC, NARM member companies will abide by NFRC rules as well as NARM rules. NARM will have a permanent seat on the NFRC’s Roofing Suppliers’ Group, which reports directly to the main board.
Jon Shooter, chairman of the NARM, said: “This is another step in ensuring our position as the recognised voice of the rooflight industry both domestically and in Europe. We look forward to welcoming James Talman to our next quarterly NARM meeting in May, at which we will be progressing a number of initiatives currently under discussion.”