EJOT’s sponsorship supports NFRC vision for raising quality standards
March 2021

Construction fastening systems manufacturer EJOT UK is supporting the NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) in two of the most important areas of its work in 2021 to help in the continued promotion of quality and best practice across the roofing and cladding industry.

EJOT UK has continued its sponsorship of the publication of the renowned ‘Blue Book’, now into its fifth edition, which is the federation’s popular guide to design and best practice for profiled sheet roofing and cladding. Comprehensive in its detail and regarded as a highly trusted resource, the Blue Book continues to be the standard reference point for the roofing and cladding industry.

This newly updated edition reflects the mission of NFRC to provide members with the information and guidance they need to raise confidence whilst promoting roofing and cladding as a skilled sector in the wider construction industry.

Those roofing and cladding contractors whose work demonstrates the highest quality standards are recognised in the NFRC’s UK Roofing Awards, which EJOT UK is also supporting this year. The company is sponsoring two categories – the Sheeting & Cladding category and the award for Rainscreen – in the industry-wide event which showcases the most outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the industry.

Bob Richardson, NFRC Head of Technical and Training said:

“We are grateful to EJOT for their continued support for both the Blue Book and UK Roofing Awards. The Blue Book, now in its fifth edition, will soon also include additional information on the different regulations for all the devolved nations – and we will be publishing this new edition later this year”

He added

“Whilst we were disappointed not to be able to go ahead with the 2020 UK Roofing Awards live event, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be still be announcing the winners very shortly. The calibre of the entries were outstanding, so it was only right we recognised this, and it is thanks to our sponsors such as EJOT that were still able to go ahead with the judging despite no longer having a live event. Now we have had confirmation that live events will be able to go ahead from June, we look forward to celebrating both the 2020 and 2021 awards winners with EJOT in person at the 2021 awards in the autumn”.

Robert Hardstaff, Managing Director at EJOT UK said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the objectives of the NFRC throughout 2021 as we have a shared ethos in seeking to help contractors continuously improve quality standards across the industry. We’re lucky to work in a hugely innovative sector with new products coming to the market constantly, so it’s really important to keep our knowledge up to date in order to deliver the best quality installation every time – that’s what has made the Blue Book so indispensable.

“But it’s also important to recognise and celebrate those who are excelling in the work they do and to support the UK Roofing Awards in the current climate is an important statement to make. We look forward to seeing this year’s entries and wish the best of luck to everyone who enters.”

This year’s awards evening is scheduled to take place on 5 November 2021 at the InterContinental London – The O2, and will consider nominations for projects completed between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020. The judging panel will decide the winners taking into consideration a range of criteria including the degree of difficulty, aesthetics, problem-solving, Health and Safety, workmanship and environmental qualities.

EJOT UK has grown to become the country’s leading provider of fastening solutions for sectors that depend on quality fixings, including construction, automotive engineering and consumer electronics. It manufactures fastening systems here in the UK and across its global factory network for all key roofing and cladding applications, including rainscreen and façade installation, single ply membrane and flat roofing systems, EWI/ETICS, and solar energy roof systems.