Your Private Independent Roofing Merchant 

Upskill Your Workforce with The Roofbase Training Academy  

At Roofbase, keeping our customers up to date with the latest products and installation techniques is extremely important. Which is why we created The Roofbase Training Academy. 
 
Working with the most well respected and trusted brands within the industry, we provide training both on-site, or in branch at your local Roofbase. So you can gain the most up to date knowledge from the best in the industry, without the cost and inconvenience of travelling far. 

Our current training modules include 

If the training you are interested in isn't listed here, please complete the form below, and we will let you know when the next available sessions are.  

Your Roofbase Industry Specialist Team 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Lesley Hughes 

Roofbase  
Training Manager 

Chris Bartlett 

BDM covering  
Building, Glazing and Timbers Products 

Nicki Brodie 

BDM covering  
Insulation Products 

Matt Rodrigues 

BDM covering  
Solar Products 

Ken Giddins 

BDM covering  
Flat Roofing Products 

Paul Stanway 

BDM covering  
Liquid Products 
 
 

Lesley Hughes 

Roofbase Training Manager 
 

Chris Bartlett 

BDM covering  
Building, Glazing and Timbers Products 
 

Nicki Brodie 

BDM covering  
Insulation Products 
 

Matt Rodrigues 

BDM covering  
Solar Products 
 

Ken Giddins 

BDM covering  
Flat Roofing Products 
 

Paul Stanway 

BDM covering  
Liquid Products 

Upcoming Training Courses 

We are now taking bookings for leadwelding and bossing courses at the following branches:  

Roofbase Leicester 18th to 22nd March  
Roofbase Plymouth 22nd to 26th April  
 
 
This is a five-day City & Guilds Accredited Programme run by the Lead Sheet Training Academy. Click here for full details of the course.  
 
Course fees are ยฃ750, plus VAT, per person. 
 
If your company is CITB registered grants and training funds are available to cover the entire cost of the course. For assistance with this, and to book your place(s) please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 

Flat and Pitch Solar Theory Training 

Who Should Attend 
This full day 2 part training should be attended by contractors looking to step in to the PV installing business. 
 
Aims 
The aim of this course is to increase the contractors knowledge of installing/ storage and understanding required for solar arrays to run to the best of their ability. 
 
Learning Objectives 
By the end of this training event delegates will be able to: 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Describe why solar energy in important 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Describe why its important to have solar arrays fitted correctly 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Describe the brands we offer are safe to use. 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Describe how the panels are going to be installed 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Sell the solar arrays with confidence 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Show with confidence how to use the solar configurator 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Describe how the solar array works to potential customers 
 
Course Method 
The course will begin with a class room presentation and then move to practical installation, and will cover: 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Marley 
๐Ÿ‘‰ BMI 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Rail system 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Flat roof solar 
 
Price ยฃ50, plus VAT, per person 
 
Register your interest 
If you are interested in attending solar theory training please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 
 

Level 2 Roof Slating and Tiling 

This 20 day training programme leads to a Level 2 Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Roof Slating and Tiling. 20 days will be off site training, including Slating, Tiling, Interlocking tiling over a 12 month period followed by an of on-site assessment. 
 
Who is it for? 
Those who have some experience in roofing and are working as a roofer on a day to day basis with the opportunity to work with slate, man made fibre cement and plain tiles. 
 
When and Where 
We run the course every six months at Roofbase Cardiff.  
 
How much will it cost? 
CITB grants are available 
 
Why do this course? 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Roofing specialist trainer with small groups. 
๐Ÿ‘‰ 2 days per month over a 12 month period 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Access to online H S training including : 
Working at Heights 
Manual Handling 
Asbestos Awareness 
Abrasive Wheels 
Fire Awareness 
Dust Awareness 
First Aid  
Mental Health Awareness 
๐Ÿ‘‰ NVQ 2 Roof Slating and Tiling blue Skilled Worker CSCS card 
๐Ÿ‘‰ A sound basis for a safe and successful career in the roofing industry 
 
Book your place 
Please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 

VELUXยฎ Best Practice Installation Training  

Roofbase Plymouth 27th March 
Roofbase Cardiff 9th April 
Roofbase Exeter 10th April 
Roofbase Swansea 16th April 
Roofbase Leicester 17th April 
Roofbase Bristol (Feeder Road) 28th May 
Roofbase Swindon 18th June 
Roofbase Gloucester 20th August 
 
During this course, you'll get introduced to the VELUX range and get insider tips on selecting the right products for the job. The trainer will take you through a hands-on best practice installation, providing useful pointers that will make your work on site easier. 
 
The course includes: 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Overview of the complete VELUX product range 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Hands-on step-by-step installation of centre pivot and top hung roof windows โ€“ including installation products 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Hints and tips for the best result 
๐Ÿ‘‰ How to turn product benefits into increased sales 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Q&A session 
 
9.00 am start 
12.30 pm finish 
Price - this course is Free of Charge 
 
To book your place, or for more information 
Please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 
 

Upcoming SuperFOIL - Approved Contractor Training  

Roofbase Gloucester 28th February 
 
The course includes: 
๐Ÿ‘‰ An overview of products 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Review the online training module - extra wisdom and highlight key points 
๐Ÿ‘‰ The science around Multifoils - why the way forward 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Practical session using SF19 and 40 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Member website run through- highlight project submission / tier elements 
๐Ÿ‘‰ AIP membership advantages 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Ask the expert opportunity 
 
11.00 am start 
Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided 
3.00 pm finish 
Price - this course is Free of Charge 
 
To book your place, or for more information 
Please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 
 

NVQ 2 Pitched Roofing Training 

This upskilling NVQ 2 Roof Slating and Tiling course is targeted at new entrants into the industry, and is delivered 2 days a month over one year. Full grant is available for CITB registered companies.  
 
The programme includes the courses listed below. These courses can also be delivered as individual standalone courses. 
 
GET2355 Battens and Membranes 
GET2356 Introduction to Interlocking Tiles 
GET2357 Interlocking Tiles 
GET2358 Natural Slating 
GET2359 Introduction to Plain Tiling 
GET2608 Man-Made Fibre Cement Slating 
GET2610 Introduction to Natural Slating 
GET2611 Plain Tiling (including background materials and flashings) 
 
 
Book your place 
Please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 

Upcoming EPDM training:  

Roofbase Swansea 6th March 
Roofbase Cardiff 7th March 
Roofbase Bristol (Feeder Road) 8th March 
Roofbase Gloucester 12th March 
Roofbase Swindon 13th March 
Roofbase Leicester 21st March 
 
The course includes: 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Surface preparation 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Laying the EPDM 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Upstand detail work 
๐Ÿ‘‰Trims, pipe seals, and outlets 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Individual bench work 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Q&A session 
 
8.30 am meet and greet, for a 9.00am start 
12.00 pm a light lunch will be provided 
3.00 pm finish 
Price ยฃ100, plus VAT, per person 
 
Book your place 
Please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 

Restec liquid and GRP roofing systems training:  

The course includes: 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Hands-on training using Restec's range of liquid and GRP roofing systems 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Upon completion, you will be a Restec-certified installer 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Unlock your 20-year guarantee 
๐Ÿ‘‰ Tips from the experts on how to install our liquid roofing systems to maximise the quality of your installation 
 
Price ยฃ100, plus VAT, per person 
 
 
Register your interest 
If you are interested in attending Restec liquid and GRP roofing systems training, please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 

Liquid Roofing Training 

 
 
The liquid roofing training programme includes the courses listed below. These courses can also be delivered as individual standalone courses. 
 
GET1822 Balconies, Podiums, & Inverted Roof Systems 
GET1824 Details, Terminations, flashings, gutters, night seals, faults and rectification 
GET1827 Insulation Calculations, Condensation risk and VCL 
GET 1832 Liquid Applied Membranes Introduction 
GET1837 Roofing Felt products & Application 
GET1839 Recoating roofs of metal Asbestos and Fibre-Cement 
GET1841 Tapered insulation systems 
GET1903 Green Roofs 
GET2120 Project Planning & Preparation 
GET2122 Roof Structures, Terminology & Types 
 
Book your place 
Please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 

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