SIG ROOFING is proud to be contributing products to NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) for the annual CITB SkillBuild competition. Providing all the necessary accessories for the competitors to achieve their best finish, SIG Roofing has supplied key products to the competition.
SkillBuild 2022 challenges apprentices from colleges across the country to showcase their knowledge and abilities in competitive heats. Including all trades from roofers to carpenters, the apprentices must demonstrate they’ve got the skills to beat their fellow rivals. For the roofing apprentices, the 6-hour competition requires they install 5U felt, underlay and battens to receive plain tiles and bedded ridges according to instructions set. Judges monitor to ensure they are installing correctly during and at the end, evaluate competitors’ accuracy and ability to follow instructions.
SkillBuild Regional Heats
Simon Dixon, Training Manager at NFRC said “SIG Roofing has kindly supplied all of the fixings required for the SkillBuild regional heats. The competitors each have new packs of felt studs, batten nails, alloy nails and new hip irons. SIG Roofing has also supplied the 5U eaves felt for the competition. Any surplus nails and materials not used during the heats are left with the colleges and training centres for them to use in the regular everyday training, so the support continues long after the heat has finished.”
“It’s so important that the trainees have the correct fixings. They recognise the requirement in real roof installations to ensure the fixings meet the current standards. It’s a clear example of transferable knowledge and learning whilst they compete.”
Continuing the support for NFRC, SIG Roofing understands the need for apprentices and building colleges to have the best materials to train and compete with. By working with good quality materials, the apprentices can effectively develop their skills while gaining an appreciation of the impact that the best choice of materials can have on a project.