Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors
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About the FTMRC


January 2007
Instigated a mandatory on site annual vetting programme as a condition of membership to establish and maintain quality standards in traditional metal roofing.

January 2007
Began the development of hard metals roof training courses at basic and intermediate levels.

Since April 2007
Produced an annual directory circulated free of charge to 16,000 (2014 circulated to 20,000) architects, surveyors and specifiers containing details of our members and associates, technical information and articles and a gallery of photographs.

February 2008
1st Edition Guide to Good Practice published.
78 pages of technical information, drawings, tables and diagrams representing the first multi-metal guide on roof design and installation.

July 2009
Introduced annual technical seminars for members and associates for the continuing professional development of those involved in the sector.

February 2011
Manufacturing Associates began offering an extended warranty for their product if it was installed by a member of the FTMRC.

May – Sept 2011
Partnered the development of a nationally recognised advanced (heritage) level qualification for traditional metal roofing.

September 2011
With the support of our manufacturing associates, provided a trainer training programme to enable the delivery of multi-metal training at all levels.

September 2011
Supported by funding from Construction Skills began establishing a comprehensive hard metal roof training facility at the LSA in Kent to deliver multi-metal training at an advanced level, available in the UK for the first time. Developed throughout 2012.

January 2012
Joined as founder members the IIB – internationaler interessenbund baumetalle – the European Federation of metal roofing contractors and associates.

July 2012
2nd Edition Guide to Good Practice published – Supported by funding from Construction Skills, redesigned and produced hardback and laminated soft cover versions, extended to 96 pages and now including more than 100 tables, diagrams and photos laid out in tabbed sections covering all the essential technical areas of traditional metal roofing.

June 2013
Worked with Construction Skills Certification Scheme to develop the Heritage / Traditional Roofing – Hard Metals CSCS cards for metal roofing specialists with a heritage experience. Applications are being processed through the FTMRC until the Managed Industry Accreditation (grandfather rights) period closes in May 2014.

Intense research programme part funded by CITB, Targeted Metal Roof Training programme conducted throughout the UK into skills and knowledge gaps and the traditional metal roof training available. Included on site inspection of the work of every FTMRC member. Design and delivery of a pilot Site Supervision and Management course. Almost 200 applications for Heritage Skills CSCS cards for Traditional Metal Roofing processed.

• Members 10 year insurance backed warranty launched 1st January
• Second CITB backed Targeted Metal Roof Training programme launched
• Pilot solder training course delivered
• Site Supervision and Management training courses delivered in Manchester, Glasgow and Leicester
• Review of UK Guide to Good Practice launched, 3rd edition due 2016
• Initial discussions with BSI re Codes of Practice for Traditional Metal Roofing.