New National Accreditation Scheme DATAC is a Hit with Roofing Contractors

SIG Design & Technology’s national accreditation scheme for roofing contractors is already a hit with the industry.

Almost 50 firms across the UK from ‘local’ to ‘blue chip’ have signed up with the total roofing solutions specialist, and other applications are in the pipeline.

In November 2009, DATAC (the SIG Design & Technology Accredited Contractor scheme) set out benchmark roofing installation standards and it forms part of the company’s pledge to provide “bespoke 21st century roofing solutions, from inspiration to installation.”

Only DATAC contractors can be referred to clients to install roofing systems that have been designed, supplied and guaranteed by SIG D&T.

Membership of the scheme is by invitation and to qualify, a roofing contractor must have:

  • an exceptional knowledge of roofing systems
  • a proven record of installation
  • suitable management skills and quality-assurance procedures and
  • membership of a relevant trade association, with current insurance cover

Installers have already received SIG D&T training and, having demonstrated the appropriate skills, are only then awarded a three-year licence valid for the system they have been trained on.

There are five levels of membership, ranging from ‘local’ to ‘bluechip’ and these reflect the contractor’s track record in the type, scale and complexity of roofing projects it has delivered.

Mike Crook, trading director for SIG D&T commented: “The DATAC scheme is the third critical element of the SIG Design & Technology service. It is our charter to ensure quality.

“SIG Design & Technology’s roofs work harder! Our technical experts provide a comprehensive roofing design and supply service that produces a tailored roofing solution from our comprehensive portfolio of compatible roofing products. These include membranes including liquid waterproofing, green roofs and living walls, insulation, photovoltaic panels and safety at height products.

“These are sourced independently from a range of quality manufacturers and chosen for their sustainability, longevity or aesthetic appeal and functionality.

“Through the purchasing power of SIG group, products are competitively priced and we are able to offer best value.

“Only DATAC contractors are referred to install these systems as they are supplied with the security of a complete roof system guarantee backed up by SIG D & T’s own professional indemnity insurance.”

More information on DATAC or to apply, call SIG Design & Technology on 01509 505714 or visit