Roof Assured installer wins ‘Student of the Year’ Award

Roof Assured by Sarnafil approved installer wins Institute of Roofing Award

Lesley Cowell, General Office Manager at Weston super Mare based County Flat Roofing, has been awarded the Institute of Roofing David Coates Student of the Year Award, in recognition of the awe inspiring 88% score she achieved across three papers of the Institute’s Associate exams.   The Award was presented by Bob Cooper, FIoR at the Institute of Roofing AGM held at The Building Research (BRE) Innovation Park in Watford.

Four team members from County Flat Roofing took the exams and all passed the 18-week course, which consisted a one day a week training group and a final five hour written examination across three papers.  Of the three modules Lesley achieved two distinctions and an honour. Lesley said:  “I am delighted and proud for myself and for the company, to be able to prove our competence by achieving this nationally recognised qualification.  It gives homeowners the reassurance they are dealing with a professional roofing company with proven accreditations.   It has also given us extra confidence in dealing with technical queries”.

Lesley adds:  “We use what we have learned on the course every day and we are still in touch with our lecturers at South Wales and South West Training Group in Exeter if we need additional guidance on technical issues.”

Lesley has been encouraged by her success and is keen to continue her professional development as well as becoming more involved in the industry.

This latest achievement adds to County Flat Roofing’s other accreditations including the NFRC Government approved Competent Roofer scheme as well as their registration on the Roof Assured by Sarnafil Installer network, which requires installers to participate in a comprehensive residential training course at the Sika Sarnafil Training Academy in Welwyn Garden City.

Back in Weston super Mare at County Flat Roofing’s offices, the only problem they have to deal with at the moment is finding an extra space on the wall to put Lesley’s new certificate alongside the four already there!

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