Why Choose An AMR Member?

Ensuring We Invite The Right Members To Join

The single most important factor in upholding a high standard of skilled craftspeople in the Association of Master Roofers is the standards of entry to the association and maintaining a code of good practice for all members. Some trade associations have low thresholds for accepting members and adopt a model which maximises on membership over credibility.

As a not for profit association, our primary aim is to maintain a high working knowledge and skill set within our membership pool as the primary factor and we always put that first before considering financial reward. When choosing a contractor from a trade association, it is vitally important to look at the application criteria of the association to gain an understanding of the calibre of workmanship you might find from it’s members.
Unlike most other trade associations our vetting process is carried out annually so we are routinely making an updated assessment of our existing members to ensure standards are maintained.

Specialist Criteria Over General Roofing Assessment

AMR recognises that contractors often have skills and expertise in a broad range of areas and general roofers can be highly competent in lots of ways.
However, when vetting applicants, it is difficult to determine which areas they excel in, without vetting applicants on separate disciplines.
For this reason, our vetting process is carried out on a specific specialist area.
Companies are invited to apply to be listed in multiple specialist member categories but each area of expertise is vetted separately with a specific specialist vetting officer carrying out on site project assessment for a given specialist skill.
This ensures that members truly are skilled in each separate specialist area in which they are listed within the association.

Helping To Drive Improvement To The Industry

Another unique factor in our methods is not just what we do with our members who successfully pass our vetting process, but what we do to support the contractors who do not.
If an applicant does not meet the criteria to be invited to join the Association of Master Roofers, we then offer support and guidance to the company to help mentor and support them with a view to scheduling a second vetting at a later time.
This can be as simple as offering support and industry signposting for Health and Safety practices, all the way through to business mentoring and staff training.
Our vetting officers will give a schedule of goals and timeframes to the applicant and work with them to help bullet point areas which need improvement before finally rescheduling a second vetting.
Because our aims are to improve the overall standards of UK roofing, we strive to create an inclusive mindset for all contractors operating in the sector.

On Site Project Vetting

Upon sending an application to become a member of the Association of Master Roofers, applicants have to meet our standards of membership. We arrange a site vetting with the contractor and carry out 2 site visits. 1 for a completed project in the given specialist area and another ongoing project where we are able to see the project in it’s construction stage. This helps us to gain insight into the companies practices and methods and if these meet good practices and follow the UK standards for roofing.

Professional Discussion

Secondly we ask an elected person or persons at the applicant company to be involved in a professional discussion with our vetting officer.
This involves a 1 hour conversation where the vetting officer will ask industry specific questions about use of materials, technique and method and also questions about the professional attributes of the applicant company.

Office / Business Vetting

Finally the vetting officer completes a background analysis on the companies business practices and checks relevant documentation like public liability, employer liability and 3rd party insurances, Health and safety compliance and ethical standards.