Welcome to the Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association web site!
The Construction Products Association has produced a short Briefing Paper as a basic guide to what COP26 is and what is happening in Glasgow. You can find it on the MCRMA sustainability page.
MCRMA members offer a wide range of CPDs – Siderise Insulation and BTS Facades & Fabrications are the latest companies to add their CPDs to the web site. Click to find out more.
MCRMA has launched a campaign highlighting that impact drives should NOT be used to install fasteners. Read the recent article from ‘Total Contractor’ magazine.
MCRMA has elected Clare Fenton as its new chairperson following its AGM – Clare is the first woman to hold the office since the MCRMA’s formation 31 years ago.
Clare has more than 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and alongside her husband developed Mark Fenton Design Services, a specialist drawing office for the roofing and cladding sector.
The MCRMA was formed in 1990 to support the systems manufacturers in the emerging metal cladding and roofing industry. Since then MCRMA has evolved to encompass the needs of component manufacturer suppliers, systems installers, independent roofing and cladding inspectors plus industry support services providers, all providing independent building envelope solutions for metal-based roofing and cladding systems, products and services.
MCRMA has published a new Advice Note AN 06 Safe working practices on roofs: the distinction between ‘walkable’ and ‘non-fragility’. AN 06 is intended to remind all those involved in roof work construction that they have a responsibility to be aware of the most up to date advice on safe working practices and also to be compliant with the legal requirements.
The MCRMA’s approach to sustainability centres on the high recycled content of their members’ products which are made from both pre-consumer and post-consumer scrap and can be reused or recycled repeatedly without losing their qualities as a building material.
Guidance document GD 32 Self drilling fastener installation tools explains that screw guns are an installer essential when working in roofing and cladding construction, as they ensure that the optimum mechanical performance of a self-drilling fastener is obtained, guaranteeing the integrity of the building envelope. Impact drivers should not be used! Their repetitive impact action can lead to drilling failures, reduce the fastener pull-out performance, and damage the coating or strip the moulding on the fastener head.
The product and services selector enables visitors to quickly and easily locate the manufacturers of specific roofing and cladding systems and components. The selector also lists the independent inspectors and industry support services members of MCRMA.
MCRMA offers an online CPD programme which is open to anyone seeking to develop their knowledge and skills within the metal building envelope sector. The CPDs are flexible and provide ‘learning on the go’ as the course material can be studied both online and offline, on mobiles, tablets and print. There is an online assessment component to verify knowledge and following the successful online completion of a CPD, a certificate can be downloaded for the user’s personal records.
MCRMA members have been widely specified and involved in the industry’s most prestigious buildings, creating imaginative and innovative building designs that offer cost-effective and sustainable solutions for major developers, clients and end users.
As the voice of the industry, MCRMA works closely with a variety of industry bodies and standards committees to develop building envelope solutions and to disseminate best practice across a variety of industry sectors.