The roof is one of the most important parts of any building, protecting the structure and contents from the elements. The roofing contractor is the key to any successful installation be it a new roof, the replacement of an existing roof or a simple repair. Workmanship quality is always important but there is no room for failure when installing waterproofing beneath site applied protection such as green roofs, paving slabs, asphalt, etc.
When choosing a contractor it is important to have verified the craft skills and technical competence of the employees, ensured that all relevant insurances are in place, that the company is financially stable, that they comply with all Health and Safety Legislation and install materials in compliance with British and European Standards and Codes of Practice as well as to manufacturer's instructions.
Axter fully embraces the partnering ethos developed by Sir John Egan in his publications Rethinking Construction and Accelerating Change. "...key manufacturers must be part of the integrated team." Product manufacturers, suppliers and specialists "...can also advise on availability of new products, and innovative solutions which, when linked closely to design and installation, can bring real benefits. By engaging in integrated teams their research and development expertise can be unlocked and deployed to deliver value and enhance the finished project."
Axter's philosophy towards partnering is clearly set out in its Partnering Prospectus; the main aim being to bring, along with its supply chain contractors, added value to the construction process. This is achieved by bringing together Axter's undeniable skills in product research and quality manufacturing, leading to new and innovative products, and the installation skills of the contractor.
While Axter's popular range, available through selected roofing merchants, can be installed by any competent roofing contractor with skilled tradesman trained to NVQ level 2 the Company's higher performance products, requiring specialist skills, are only available to Axtershield Installers. These are contractors well trained and experienced in the installation of the Company's materials. In particular ECOFLEX single ply membranes are only installed by competent roofing contractors who have successfully completed the ECOFLEX system training syllabus. Axter's alliances with participating Axtershield Installers have an unrivalled history going back nearly 30 years. Although through these partnerships Axter does offer long term meaningful guarantees, the aim is to "get it right first time round". Participation at an early stage in the project design, by a team comprising the technical staff from both Axter and the installer, enables the incorporation of the "best" cost effective design with a high degree of buildability. A list of participating contractors is available from Axter.
Further information can be found in the Contractor zone of this website .