CompetentRoofer Member Awarded for Services to Self-Assessment

On Thursday 13th November 2014, the 40th annual National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) awards took place in London.

Since 1974 the NHIC Annual Awards have recognised achievement in the UK housing arena and have grown over the years to become the premier event in their sector. In recent years the awards scheme has attracted entries from across the spectrum of housing modernisation projects as well as associated activities such as energy efficiency, renewable technologies, safety and design.

For the second year CompetentRoofer, the Competent Person Scheme for the self-certification of roof refurbishment under the Building Regulations within England and Wales, has sponsored the awards and has used them as the ideal opportunity to recognise the work achieved by its members. This year the Merit Award for Services to Self-Assessment was awarded to Jackson Jackson & Sons, a roofing contractor based in Rochdale who was an early adopter of the scheme when it launched in 2011.

The award recognised the work the company has done in promoting the scheme to the housing associations sector. To date, the company has completed over 2,000 jobs through CompetentRoofer, saving clients some £500,000 in administration costs.

On receiving the award, representatives for the company Helen Senior, Finance Director and Kieren McDonnell, Operations Director, said

“For Jackson Jackson to receive this special award for our services to CompetentRoofer is a huge honour to the company. The growth of our roofing division has increased significantly since our association with both NFRC and CompetentRoofer and we feel we have created savings for our client base in these areas. We look forward to further promotion of the scheme and we will continue to support it.”

These thoughts were echoed by Ray Horwood, CompetentRoofer Chief Executive, who said

“Jackson Jackson is a forward-looking company who, through their belief in quality and compliance, have established and grown their business. CompetentRoofer allows for self-authorisation on all refurbishment roofing work from domestic through to industrial roofing – thus saving money and time while allowing companies to comply with the law.”

For more information about the scheme, and the work undertaken by its members, go to