The government has announced that the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme will no longer be extended from 31st March 2021. However, despite this, many other government funded retrofit schemes will remain and require PAS 2030 certification. NFRC CPS will continue to pursue an extension of scope for PAS 2030:2019 accreditation, and will update contractors as soon as we have obtained this.
Established in 2006 NFRC’s UKAS accredited Competent Person Scheme (CPS) is the only dedicated competent person scheme for the roofing sector in England and Wales.
The government’s CPS framework allows roofing contractors to self-certify that their work complies with Building Regulations. This saves clients time and money, as they would otherwise have to arrange a Building Control inspection to get the work approved.
Hundreds of contractors are approved under our Roofing Competent Person Scheme, self-certifying around 19,000 projects each year.
NFRC CPS allows registered contractors to self-certify domestic, industrial and commercial work that comes under the Building Regulations 2010 Approved Document L1B.
This obliges a refurbishment of more than 50 per cent of a roof to meet mandatory energy-efficiency standards (repairs are not subject to this rule).
Compliance with the necessary standards must be confirmed by a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate (BRCC), to be issued within 30 days of the project’s completion.
If the work falls short of the standards, then Building Control can force the property owner to rectify it by serving an enforcement notice.
Registering for the NFRC CPS involves a thorough vetting process.
Contractors on the scheme also undergo strict inspections. We evaluate a proportion of the work they do under Document L1B each year, for each of their roofing disciplines. The proportion increases if a contractor fails an inspection.
The scheme itself is also closely monitored by UKAS, the government’s accreditation auditing service. UKAS requires us to follow rigorous policies and procedures while operating the scheme. NFRC CPS must also provide government with a detailed report on the performance of the Competent Person Scheme twice yearly.
By making life easier, and saving on Building Control fees, the NFRC CPS benefits clients, contractors and specifiers alike.
Joining NFRC CPS increases a contractor’s likelihood of winning work covered. It also gives their clients confidence that they can perform the work to the standards required.
At the same time, the scheme reduces the red tape associated with Document L1B. There is a simple online process for registering projects that come under its rules, while the NFRC CPS team deals with much of the paperwork involved.
Contractors also benefit from free technical advice from our experts, notification on changes to building regulations or technical standards, as well as having access to discounted technical guidance bulletins and a dedicated support team to assist with any administrative queries.
If you are already a member of NFRC’s Trade Body you will receive further discounts and a joint inspection process, removing the need to be vetted by both bodies.
|FEE (ex VAT)|
|One-off joining fee||Non-NFRC Member||£375.00|
|Application inspection fee (per discipline)||£180.00|
|Annual account fee||paid annually in advance||£200.00 per year|
|paid monthly||£18.33 per month*|
|Annual inspection fee||one discipline||£180.00|
|Building Regulations Compliance Certificate (BRCC) fee||£12.75|
|Issuing duplicate BRCC fee||£25.00|
Select your preferred insurance provider (for IBG’s) by completing their individual online applications process:-
|Complete the NFRC Competent Person Scheme application form|
|Pay the application fee|
|Desktop Audit||Pass a probity check|
Upload the following documents:
|Provisional Status Granted||Upload a reportable job|
|Completing the above steps will give you “provisional status” as an NFRC CPS Contractor and your details will be displayed on our website. To complete the process, NFRC CPS need to successfully complete an office and site audit—that’s why we need a “reportable job”.|