Due to our experience with listed and heritage buildings we are an approved roofing contractor to English Heritage. As such we work closely with them to manage historic and listed roofs.
According to the first major piece of research into the labour and skills situation in the built heritage sector, published by the National Heritage Training Group. Englands historic buildings are under threat from a shortage of skilled craftspeople.
Our New Build and standard replacement contracts do require high quality craftsmanship and we use traditional and modern materials to achieve this. However, working on historic buildings requires great care, specific skills and understanding of the original materials of construction and there is often the need to retain as much as possible of the original fabric. If replacement is necessary, then this is undertaken in a sensitive manner to preserve and respect the delicate historic integrity.
An OHSMS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows Jarvis and Womack Ltd to consistently identify and control its health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance.
BS OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems. It was developed by a selection of leading trade bodies, international standards and certification bodies to address a gap where no third-party certifiable international standard exists.
The following key areas are addressed by BS OHSAS 18001: Our Quality Policy
BS OHSAS 18001 is adopted by any organisation implementing a formal procedure to reduce the risks associated with health and safety in the working environment for employees, customers and the general public.
Customers are becoming more sophisticated, better informed and their expectations are growing. For any business, the only way to keep up is to offer a commitment to quality. In fact any organisation, whatever their size or industry sector can give themselves a secure future by introducing a quality management system (QMS) such as ISO 9001.
Benefits of implementing a quality management system include:
It goes without saying that the roof over your head is one of the most important parts of your home or business, protecting you and your possessions and assets from the elements. Whether you need a repair, a new roof, or are replacing an existing roof, using a NFRC member contractor to carry out the work will give you peace of mind, as well as a weatherproof roof.
To ensure the NFRC contractors offer the highest standards in workmanship and customer service, all member contractors are rigorously vetted before joining NFRC and every three years there after.
A contractor must meet the following vetting criteria:
Once the member contractor has investigated the technical aspects of the job, considered and agreed to the possible courses of action, you will receive a clearly written quote or estimate, giving a fair price for the planned work clearly showing whether VAT is applicable, and setting out the conditions of the contract. NFRC member contractors will offer customers technical and contractual advice in plain English.
Free technical advice is available from NFRC to customers of NFRC member contractors. NFRC supplements this service with a comprehensive series of technical publications to support both member contractors and their customers.
For added peace of mind, NFRC member contractors can offer a series of custom-made insurance backed guarantee packages. These range from basic solvency cover, to more comprehensive policies covering both workmanship and materials for up to ten years.
A job well done does not only mean good workmanship. Materials are also a key factor and NFRC Associate members (roofi ng industry manufacturers and suppliers) are encouraged to support NFRC's insurance backed guarantee schemes. A contractor who uses an Associate Member's products can offer the client comprehensive insurance policies. These remain valid for the full period of the guarantee even if the contractor or materials supplier goes out of business. The benefits are also automatically transferred to a new owner of the property.
In the event of a dispute between an NFRC member contractor and their customer, a free and impartial conciliation and arbitration procedure operates to ensure that any problems are dealt with quickly and fairly. Complaints are investigated through the Secretary of the NFRC region in which the work was carried out. A member who is proven not to abide by the findings of an arbitration procedure may lose their status as a registered NFRC member contractor. Using this service does not preclude either party from exercising their legal rights