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For peace of mind when having major roofing refurbishment work done, choose a CompetentRoofer accredited contractor and save money when complying with Building Regulations.
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Homeowners

WHY USE A COMPETENTROOFER?

When it comes to refurbishing your roof, you want to be sure that the company carrying out the work will not only do a good job but also that your legal obligations are met. By using a CompetentRoofer registered contractor, you can rest assured that they are continuously audited against a robust set of criteria including, a financial check, office audit, and site inspection prior to being recognised as a CompetentRoofer registered contractor.

Before a contractor becomes a registered CompetentRoofer contractor, they must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Pass a financial check.
  • Successfully complete and pass a desktop audit, ensuring that all relevant documentation is in place to provide a 10-year workmanship guarantee, sales contract with a 14-day cooling off period, and have the minimum insurance cover in place.
  • Successfully complete and pass an office audit, performed by one of our CompetentRoofer Auditors.
  • Successfully complete and pass a rigorous site inspection, ensuring they comply with the relevant British Standards, Health & Safety requirements, and Building Regulations.
Homeowners save money and hassle by using a CompetentPerson scheme member

Whilst they remain part of the CompetentRoofer scheme, all registered contractors are audited at least annually. This ensures that they remain compliant with all standards and regulations.

A CompetentRoofer contractor has the unique ability to self-certify that the work they complete complies with the relevant Building Regulations in England & Wales. If you are replacing 50% or more of your roof, you are legally obliged to upgrade the insulation and obtain a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate (BRCC).  Failure to comply with the Building Regulations could result in you receiving an enforcement notice from LABC, requiring the alteration or removal of your roof at your own cost. Without a valid BRCC you may also encounter problems when it comes to selling your property.

Using a contractor with recognition via the CompetentRoofer scheme means that once the work has been completed / signed off, the homeowner, will receive a BRCC plus an insurance backed guarantee (IBG). More importantly, LABC will automatically be notified that the works have taken place, fulfilling your legal obligation.

With every domestic notification a 10-year (IBG) is included to reinforce the contractor’s workmanship guarantee. In the unlikely event that the roof fails, and the contractor ceases to trade, the IBG will come into effect. As a UKAS Accredited Body, CompetentRoofer Limited also has a robust complaints process in place.

Before selecting a contractor, make sure their sales contract provides written confirmation that all work performed will be in accordance with the CompetentRoofer Scheme requirements, for example:

  • The sales contract provides you with a 14-day cooling off period.
  • The sales contract confirms a 10-year workmanship guarantee.
  • Where 50% or more of the roof is being replaced, the insulation will be upgraded with the work registered through the CompetentRoofer Scheme so that a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate (BRCC) can be issued, together with a 10-year IBG* (*applies to domestic notifications only).