Competitors will be expected to undertake a specific project that will require them to demonstrate the skills that are essential requirements for today’s construction industry.
Roofing operatives work on the protective layers of a building which separate the inside from the elements using a range of materials, methods and structures. Roof slaters and tilers install and repair all the waterproof coverings for buildings by applying slates or tiles to a designed framework, such as the roof of a house. Skills for this role include understanding drawings and specifications to know what materials to use, fixing underlay, insulation and roof coverings in place, repairing old or faulty roofing, ensuring any new covering is weatherproof.
Heritage specialists can work on roofs ranging from Victorian terraced houses to ancient churches. Modern slaters and tilers are trained in using the handmade materials of earlier eras, including clay tiles and different types of natural stone or slate.
This competition has been designed to reflect the role of a roof slater and tiler and the standards that are expected within the construction industry.
Competitors will be marked throughout the competition:
To take part in this competition you should be able to: