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 have been audited and inspected against a robust set of criteria including, a financial check, office audit, and site inspection prior to joining and throughout their membership.

Before a contractor becomes a fully registered CompetentRoofer contractor they must pass the following requirements:

  • Pass a financial check
  • Undergo a desktop audit, ensuring that they have all the relevant paperwork in place (including a 10-year workmanship guarantee, sales contract with a 14-day cooling off period, and have the minimum insurance cover in place)
  • Undertake a full office audit by one of our CompetentRoofer Auditors
  • Successfully complete a rigorous site inspection, ensuring they comply with the relevant British Standards, Health & Safety requirements, and Building Regulations.

Each registered contractor is also audited and inspected a minimum of once per year whilst they remain part of the scheme. This ensures that they remain compliant with all of the required 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% of more of your roof, it is a legal requirement that you upgrade the insulation and obtain a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate (BRCC). When the work has been signed off as complete you, the homeowner, will receive a BRCC and insurance backed guarantee. Importantly, LABC will automatically be notified that the works have taken place, fulfilling your legal obligation.

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. Also, without a valid BRCC you will encounter trouble when it comes to selling your property.

With every domestic notification a 10-year insurance backed guarantee (IBG) is included to reinforce the contractor’s workmanship guarantee. In the event the roof fails, and the company is no longer in business the IBG will come into effect.

In the unlikely event, something was to go wrong, we have a full and comprehensive complaints procedure that we follow.