Liquid waterproofing roofers apply protective liquid membranes to flat roof structures to ensure they are watertight.
- Trainee and newly trained liquid waterproofing roofers can earn in the region of £15,000
- Trained with experience, liquid waterproofing roofers can earn in the region of £16,000 to £24,000
- Experienced liquid waterproofing roofers can earn in the region of £32,000
Salaries typically range depending on location and overtime. Self-employed Liquid Waterproofing Roofers set their own pay rates.
Qualifications and Training
Although no formal entry qualifications are required to become a liquid waterproofing roofer, it is generally recommended to achieve four GCSEs, including maths and English, at grade C or above, or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals.
Training is likely to be with an employer and many will favour some site experience. Liquid waterproofing roofers often start out as roofing labourers, gaining on-site experience in specialist techniques. Some may enter the profession through an apprenticeship scheme with a building or roofing company.
The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) offers a unique apprenticeship programme, specialising in the installation of liquid waterproofing systems.
From trainee through to experienced status, liquid waterproofing roofers are able to work towards achieving NVQ or SVQ qualifications and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) skilled worker card.
Those in the profession can apply for membership with the Institute of Roofing (IOR). Membership allows for industry recognition of qualifications and experience, as well as the opportunity for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).