Updating Roofing Industry Standards Is No Quick Fix

“We’re having products coming into the roofing market that don’t have a standard attached, or there isn’t a standard available for some of these products, and that’s a problem for the consumer, ultimately.” He says the consumer might purchase a product which they believe to be fit for purpose, and while there is some onus on the manufacturer or importer …

Fishing in a new pond

The Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ) is taking a strategic approach to ensure the future sustainability of the roofing industry, says new chief executive officer, Graham Moor. “There are several challenges facing the sector. In the short term this includes finding people of the right calibre and quality we need to take the industry forward. Like all employers in …

RANZ a collective voice for roofers

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 …

Falls reduced by a third

The roofing sector has made ‘massive strides’ in health and safety over the last couple of years, ahead of the new Health & Safety at Work Act which came into force in April this year, says Graham Moor, chief executive of RANZ. “We were given a target to reduce falls by 25 percent by 2020. However falls have already reduced …

Change at the top following loss of dedicated CEO

As the Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ) heads into its 23rd year, it is mourning the loss of its dedicated former CEO Lorraine Mills, who passed away in April. “Lorraine’s sudden death hit us all particularly hard. Having worked with her since 2002 it is difficult not having her around, especially as she had an amazing ability to recall …

Conference one of the best yet

Another successful RANZ annual conference was held at SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre in July, with one of the highlights being special guest speaker Hamish Matheson, RoofStar Technical Advisor for the Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia, based in Vancouver. “Hamish’s presentation really opened our eyes to the opportunities out there, particularly around training. Our Canadian equivalent association has its own …