Confederation of Roofing Contractors
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March 2019 – Issue 16

 In this issue
  • We are winners!
  • Partnership with SMAS worksafe
  • Insurance Backed Guarantees
  • February new members
  • Roof of the Month February 2019
  • Public Liability Insurance

We are winners!

To make a great start to the month, The Confederation of Roofing Contractors won Roofing Trade Association of the Year 2019 at the Build UK Infastructure Awards.

We are extremely proud of this and thank you all for helping us get this far.


      Partnership with SMAS Worksafe

SMAS Worksafe (Safety Management Advisory Service) are proud to have formally joined in a professional partnership with the Confederation of Roofing Contractors (CORC) with members of both organisations set to benefit.

With the aim to improve health and safety within the roofing industry, both SMAS and CORC bring years of experience to the partnership which formally began in February 2019.

With SMAS Worksafe becoming the SSIP scheme of choice for CORC, members will be able to benefit from a 20% discount off SMAS Worksafe full assessment* as well as a Health and Safety helpline and increased visibility to the SMAS Worksafe client base, which includes of over 45 of the biggest house builders in the UK as well as many other organisations in construction.

SMAS Worksafe

SMAS Worksafe (Safety Management Advisory Service) are members of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP). By holding a valid SMAS Worksafe certificate, your business is demonstrating to potential clients that you’ve meet and demonstrated the required health and safety standards according to the SSIP Core Criteria.

SMAS prides itself on its great level of customer service. Key benefits to choosing SMAS Worksafe over other SSIP Schemes include:

–              Quick turnaround – 3-5 days

–              Direct contact with your allocated assessor by phone

–              Helpful and friendly advice

Fair and transparent pricing irrespective of size or turnover

*Discount off a full SMAS Worksafe assessment for first year applicants only.

Insurance Backed Guarantees

An e mail was sent earlier in the week to let our members know that Peacock Insurance can no longer provide 20 year insurance backed guarantees.

For those of you that still use Peacock to get the straight 20 year IBG’s, we do offer a 10 + 10 year certificate (20 years) in office that you are able to get. There are now no other companies offering 20 year insurance backed guarantee for roofing other than ourselves.

Our main IBG supplier is now HIP (Home Improvement Protection) and all IBG’s will be going via them.

To order please e mail the answers to the following questions and send them to before 2.00pm. Guarantees will be sent back to you the next working day:

Customer Name

Site address and postcode

Date the work was completed

Contract value including  VAT

How many years you need the guarantee to cover

Is the property residential or commercial?

IBG Costs

10 year – Residential

£1 – £6,000 = £30.00

£6,001 – £25,000 = £35.00,

£25,001 – £50,000 = £55.00

£50,001- £1,000,000 = 2% of contract value inclusive of VAT

10 years – Commercial

Policies under £5000 – £100.00 minimum fee

Policies over £5000 = 2% of contract value inclusive of VAT

10 + 10 Years Residential

Policies under £5000 = £100 (next 10 year fee included)

Policies over £5000 = 2.5% of contract value inclusive of VAT (next 10 year fee included)

10 + 10 Years Commercial

Policies under £5000 = £150 (next 10 year fee included)

Policies over £5000 = 3% of contract value inclusive of VAT (next 10 year fee included

New Members – February

We would like to welcome the following as our members; we know that their professionalism and hard work will be a credit to our industry.

Roof of the Month February 2019

It was very close between all entrants and the public voted in their thousands. Their winners and runners up are…….

Flat:  LC Roofing Contractors Ltd

Pitch: JG Roofing

Well done to all!

Roof of the Month March is now open to win a FREE years membership in December 2019 please add your entries online or e mail them to You are able to enter up to three entries per month; a pitch roof, a flat roof or ‘other’

Public Liability Insurance


The Confederation of Roofing Contractors have terminated our contract by mutual consent with Peacock Insurance forthwith.

We now have two insurers offering a brilliant deal for our members.

For all of your insurance requirements please contact our office on 01206 306600.