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NFRC Competent Person Scheme—Compliance Simplified

Local authorities, Homeowners and Landlords

Whether you represent a local authority or housing association, or you are a landlord or homeowner it’s vital to ensure the competency of the contractors you employ.

This is where we can help—NFRC CPS registered contractors are rigorously inspected to ensure they adhere to all relevant British Standards, Health and Safety requirements and Building Regulations. Alongside this, each company has passed a financial probity check, an office audit and must provide their customers with a workmanship guarantee.

Our registered contractors can also self-certify their work and will provide you with additional financial protection whilst NFRC CPS handles obtaining a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate—for a fraction of the time and cost of getting one directly through Building Control.

You can find a registered CPS contractor near you by using our dedicated search function.

Alternatively, if you wish to discuss a project with us you can contact the NFRC CPS team.

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Are you a roofing contractor?

Building Regulations Approved Document L1B

If you are a roofing contractor and are not already part of the scheme, becoming registered with the NFRC Competent Person Scheme means you can self-certify your work, saving you time and money on getting certification from Building Control.

As well as reducing red tape, it makes you more likely to win work covered by Approved Document L1B. NFRC CPS contractors also have access to guidance from our in-house Technical team.

Find out more about the benefits of being a NFRC CPS registered contractor and then sign-up to start your application today.


Self-certification, when 50 per cent or more of the roof is being refurbished, for the following roofing categories:

  • Slating and Tiling and all other pitched works (including Shingles and Shakes).
  • Felt, Single Ply and GRP.
  • Fully supported lead, copper, zinc and standing-seam aluminium.
  • Liquid Applied Waterproofing.
  • Mastic Asphalt (incl. Hot Melt).
  • Reinforced Bitumen Membranes.
  • Sheeting.
  • Provision of roof lights—provided they are only inserted between rafters or on a like-for-like basis.


  • Where less than 50 per cent of the roof is being replaced, as this falls out of the scope of Approved Document L1B
  • Any solar or photovoltaic installation
  • The following areas which fall under the remit of Building Control:
    • Work on trussed rafters.
    • Any structural glazed roof such as atriums.
    • New build work.
    • Structural work, unless like-for-like, e.g. rafters.