The Rooflight Association

NARM re-launches as ‘The Rooflight Association’

  • 20 Jul 2023

NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, re-launches as The Rooflight Association

Previously under the NARM banner, the Association’s membership was focussed on manufacturing businesses. As the Rooflight Association, membership is now also open to rooflight installers, specifiers, distributors and others in the rooflight industry.

Ian Weakford, Rooflight Association Chairman, explains: “Our mission is to support best practice and to ensure growth and sustainability in all sectors of our industry.

“To continue fulfilling this role in today’s landscape – and to truly be the voice of the UK’s rooflight industry as we claim – we need to embrace all aspects of rooflighting, from design and specification, through to installation and beyond.”

The Rooflight Association

The Rooflight Association will build on its illustrious past as NARM, expanding its work in serving member companies; shaping standards & legislation; supporting safe roof working practices; and providing authoritative, independent technical information for designers and specifiers.

New Membership Categories

The Association has re-structured to offer four membership categories: 

 – Manufacturer membership is open to UK rooflight manufacturers and wholly owned subsidiaries. 

 – Associate membership is open to specialist distributors, architectural/survey/inspection practices; and rooflight component or ancillary manufacturers

 – Installer membership is open ro roofing and building contractors and glazing installation businesses

 – Individual personal membership is open to specifiers, installers, inspectors and consultant

Each category has a carefully assembled package of member benefits, promoted as ‘Tools to Build a Brighter Future’.

These include: representation on influential industry committees and working groups; early access to legislative changes; marketing and profile building; learning opportunities; networking with like minded businesses and individuals and the ability to play a role in shaping the rooflight industry.

Increased Resources

Ian Weakford continues: “We’re looking forward to welcoming new members to share our mission and values, in building a brighter future for the whole industry.  Increased membership will allow us to expand our resources to meet the continual challenges of a rapidly evolving industry that’s subject to frequent and wide-ranging legislative changes.

“We have already invested in researching and developing member benefits relevant to the different membership categories, as well as a new website, updated documentation and a new brand identity that will carry us forward in the coming years.”

The Association itself a member of the Construction Products Association and has long played an important role commissioning, analysing and publishing research to inform legislators and standards organisations. Its work in the field of daylight and energy saving has been put to use in Approved Document L of The Building Regulations.

It has also been instrumental in driving improvements in safety for roof workers, through a close working partnership with ACR, the Advisory Committee for Roofsafety. As a member organisation of European rooflighting trade association Eurolux, close ties have been maintained with the European rooflight market.

How to find out more about membership

Full details of Rooflight Association membership categories and benefits can be found the the Association’s new website. Here, you will also find membership criteria, fee structure and application forms. Visit: or email: [email protected]

For further information, please contact NARM using the contact details on our website, where you will be directed to the appropriate person.

Click here to  visit The Rooflight Association's website

Leave a Reply

Latest news


Strand is a Failsafe Choice for Emergency Exit and Panic Hardware

In times of emergency, you’re in safe hands with Strand Hardware. Although there are many considerations for building specification, few decisions can be as critical as selecting the right emergency exit/panic hardware.

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Doors, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection


MRA appoints Callum Budd as Research Projects Director

MRA Research, the research agency focused solely on the construction sector, welcomes Callum Budd as its new Research Projects Director.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Information Technology, news, Recruitment, Research & Materials Testing

Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric set to host CIBSE Journal webinar

Mitsubishi Electric will host a CIBSE Journal webinar on Wednesday 24th April 2024 at 1pm to discuss the legislation and initiatives driving changes in the way we will need to heat, cool and ventilate large commercial buildings to reach net zero emissions in the UK.

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Information Technology, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing, Seminars, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Training