In a nutshell, we’re like minded professional people with a genuine desire to drive, increase and maintain professionalism in supervision, management and ownership within the roofing industry, by raising awareness and promoting roofing as a truly specialised sector of industry. By focusing on education through roofing specific guided learning to achieve industry recognised professional qualifications. By developing the careers of those engaged in supervision and management across the full spectrum of the roofing industry to help achieve their full potential.
The Institute of Roofing is the only body in the UK which awards professional qualifications in roofing management and was established in 1980 to answer the question “What’s next” for me in my professional career in roofing. At that time, most of the Founding Members were involved directly in the trade of installing various types of roofs. In those days, trade training in roofing was widely available but to qualify in management, a roofer had to go elsewhere and to a more general management qualification.
The Founders addressed the problem by developing a clear structure of membership with qualification criteria and awarded an industry recognised professional qualification for those who meet the required standards.
Today, the Institute (IoR) is a diverse, fully inclusive organisation encompassing the whole roofing industry so, regardless of gender or orientation, whether you’re working in distribution, manufacturing, training or contracting, if you’re involved in roofing, the IoR can offer you a structured path in your roofing career.