Benjamin James Roofing are registered as a NFRC Competent Person Scheme contractor.
Why use a NFRC Competent Person Scheme Registered Contractor?
When it comes to refurbishing your roof, you want to be sure that the company carrying out the work will not only do a good job but also that your legal obligations are met. By using Benjamin James Roofing Limited, an NFRC Competent Person Scheme (CPS) Registered Contractor, you can rest assured that we are continuously audited against a robust set of criteria including, a financial check, office audit, and site inspection prior to being recognised as an NFRC CPS contractor.
Our membership of the NFRC Competent Person Scheme shows we take seriously our commitment to our customers in providing quality work and peace of mind.
Additionally, our customers:
- Save time and money by being able to provide an all-in-one service to our customers with no need to pay for the services of a Building Control Officer
- Domestic works receive a 10 year insolvency warranty, included in the price of new work
We are also listed by Local Authorities as an NFRC Competent Person Scheme Registered Contractor
What requirements do NFRC CPS contractors have to achieve?
As a registered NFRC CPS contractor, Benjamin James Roofing Limited have successfully completed and passed:
• a financial check.
• a desktop audit, ensuring that all relevant documentation is in place to provide a ten-year workmanship guarantee, we offer a sales contract with a 14-day cooling-off period, and we have the minimum insurance cover in place.
• an office audit performed by an NFRC CPS inspector.
• a rigorous site inspection, ensuring they comply with the relevant British Standards, Health & Safety requirements, and Building Regulations.
Whilst we remain part of the NFRC CPS scheme, we are also audited at least annually. This ensures that we remain compliant with all standards and regulations.
Can NFRC CPS contractors self-certify work?
Benjamin James Roofing Limited as an NFRC CPS contractor has the unique ability to self-certify that the work we complete complies with the relevant Building Regulations in England and Wales. If you are replacing 50 per cent or more of your roof, you are legally obliged to upgrade the insulation and obtain a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate (BRCC).
Failure to comply with the Building Regulations could result in you receiving an enforcement notice from Building Control, requiring the alteration or removal of your roof at your own cost. Without a valid BRCC you may also encounter problems when it comes to selling your property.
Using a contractor with recognition via the NFRC CPS scheme means that once the work has been completed and signed off, the homeowner will receive a BRCC plus an Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG). More importantly, Building Control will automatically be notified that the works have taken place, fulfilling your legal obligation.
With every domestic notification, a ten-year IBG is included to reinforce our workmanship guarantee. In the unlikely event that the roof fails, and we cease to trade, the IBG will come into effect. As a UKAS Accredited Body, NFRC CPS also has a robust complaints process in place.
What should I do before selecting a contractor?
Before selecting a contractor, ensure their sales contract provides written confirmation that all work performed will be in accordance with the NFRC CPS scheme requirements:
• The sales contract provides you with a 14-day cooling off period.
• The sales contract confirms a 10-year workmanship guarantee.
• Where 50 per cent or more of the roof is being replaced, the insulation will be upgraded with the work registered through the NFRC Competent Person Scheme so that a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate (BRCC) can be issued, together with a ten-year Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG)*
*applies to domestic notifications only
Benjamin James Roofing are approved Members of the Confederation of Roofing Contractors
What benefits does this afford consumers?
Approved membership ensures that members have agreed to comply with the CoRC Code of Conduct covering:
- Estimates, quotations and contracts
- Deposits and pre-payments
- Execution of contracts and materials used
- Work and material guarantees / certification
- Health & Safety
- Completion of Contracts
- Publicity and supervision
This means you can have confidence that Benjamin James Roofing have agreed to a robust set of minimum standards for the manner in which they operate as a business and their engagement with customers.
Tiled a complicated extension and 2 front porches
Exceptional! I’ve used roofers before on building projects, but Benjamin James is by far the best. All the staff were customer-friendly and the quality of the workmanship and tidiness was exceptional. They gave me peace of mind so I could leave them to it without worry. One of the best trades I’ve come across. An absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Professional, competitively priced and really polite. Would absolutely recommend.
Replaced the entire roof on our house.
Having used Ben on smaller jobs in the past we were very confident he was the man to take on the much larger job of sympathetically replacing our roof in keeping with the age of our house (several centuries old). Despite many tricky sections where different elevations met, plus two flat roofs, dormer windows and a balcony to contend with, Ben and his team did a brilliant job. Ben’s communication was great right from very early planning/quoting stages right through to the end. He and all his guys were very reliable, polite and dependable. We are extremely happy with the end result.
Graham & Rowan Turrell
Replace 25 year old felt on flat roof house extension.
Upgraded to a modern rubber roof system with purpose designed edging and trims; ventilation was incorporated on Ben and Dave’s advice. The finished job looks terrific, and so much better than before. Work was done efficiently, care was taken with the house’s wall coating, and all rubbish was cleared off site. All the workers were a pleasure to have around. Would definitely recommend BJ Roofing.
Removal and reinstallation of extension roof.
Extremely professional from first contact quote through to completion of the job. The team on site were thoughtful and polite and kept me updated on the progress of the work. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Replacing a section of the roof.
Reliable, great quality, very professional team. Ben came out to assess the problem, explained what was required, sent quote, dropped off sample tile as promised, and then his team completed the work on time and without fuss. Kept us informed throughout the job, showing us the damage and explaining exactly what was required. We were very impressed with every aspect of the work, everything left tidy afterwards too. Thank you Ben, Dave and the team. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these guys.