Liquid waterproofing roofers apply protective liquid membranes to new or existing flat roof structures to ensure they are watertight.
They can find work with specialist roofing firms, building contractors, local authorities and other public organisations.
Typical hours per week
35 - 40
How to become a liquid waterproofing roofer
There are several routes to becoming a liquid waterproofing roofer. You can gain the qualifications you need by
doing a college course, an apprenticeship or on-the-job training.
You should explore these routes to become a liquid waterproofing roofer to find out which is the right one for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.
You may need a (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
College / training provider
Liquid waterproofing roofers often start out as roofing labourers, gaining on-site experience in specialist techniques.
Your local college or training provider may offer courses such as Level 2 Diploma in Roofing Occupations or Level 2 Diploma in Roof Slating and Tiling.
You’ll need :
An apprenticeship with a building or roofing company is a good way into the industry. The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) offers a unique apprenticeship programme, specialising in the installation of liquid waterproofing systems.
You’ll need up to 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent to become an apprentice.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you will be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider.
If you have some basic experience, you could apply directly to a roofing company to gain on-site experience as a liquid waterproofing roofer.
You might start out as an assistant to a more experienced liquid waterproofing roofer and progress as your abilities improve.
Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the construction industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as a liquid waterproofing roofer.
Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV.
Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a liquid waterproofing roofer include :
What does a liquid waterproofing roofer do?
As a liquid waterproofing roofer you will be responsible for helping to repair roofs using liquid materials. You couldd be clearing the work site, performing repairs, or cleaning the equipment.
The job role of a liquid waterproofing roofer involves the following duties :
How much could you earn as a liquid waterproofing roofer?
The expected salary for a liquid waterproofing roofer varies as you become more experienced.
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.