Over the last 30 years innovative architectural designs and the introduction of new and different roofing systems to the New Zealand market has seen roofing evolve to become a skilled specialist trade.
The Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ) was established in 1994 to provide a collective voice for the industry, advocate on its behalf with regulatory authorities, and to ensure its members adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, health and safety, quality, skills and training.
One of its most notable achievements was the development and introduction of apprenticeship training and formal roofing industry qualifications registered on the NZQA framework.
With a strong membership base of 356 members, RANZ is moving forward confidently to explore new opportunities for its members such as the wider use of technology, resource projects, representation and problem solving in the technical area.
CEO Graham Moor says there are many reasons why companies should engage a RANZ member when choosing a roofing contractor.
“RANZ members are reputable companies, having passed a strict criteria in terms of workmanship standards and business conduct to be accepted into membership. We operate a professional work referral service of members for consumers, either by searching our website, or contacting the RANZ office directly.”
Although the association does not underwrite any guarantee or warranty issued by members, should any serious issue arise in respect to workmanship that cannot be resolved between the member and their customer, then advice and assistance can be sought through the association.