Horncastle & Sons is accredited and certified by the following professional bodies


National Federation of Roofing Contractors

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) is the UK’s largest roofing trade association. With a history spanning almost 120 years, the NFRC has established itself as the voice of the roofing industry, constantly adapting to change and innovation to ensure its members are at the forefront. They operate strictly over their established high standards for products, quality and services. The NFRC has a strict code of practice and ensures that the members conform.



TrustMark is a quality mark which operates a framework under which 30 Scheme Operators work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent Scheme Operators. These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. This enables the TrustMark Scheme Operators to promote improved RMI sector standards, and tackle related issues such as better enforcement. All of these Scheme Operators are audited annually by TrustMark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.


Fair Trades

Since 1983, Fair Trades have been offering highly vetted and proffesional companies to the general public, while also ensuring value added services and products to the trade sector. In the UK, Fair Trades are now the largest multi-trade association with largest quality directory of qualified and experienced specialists.


Competent roofer

As a member of the Government-licenced Competent Person Scheme, Competent Roofer allows us to self-certify our roofing works when complying with Building Regulations. If over 50% of your roof needs replacing, under Building Regulations the Local Authority should be notified. This obviously has an affect when considering selling your property in this day and age of solicitors requiring every legal and appropriate document. To save any concerns, or even a risk of being fined (as quoted on the Competent Roofer Website), it is best to have your work registered and approved if it falls into the necessary criteria. Whether your roof is a slate & tile roof, flat roof, felt, single ply or any other installed system, and is 50% or more of the roof area, then you need to consider your options.