As the trade association representing the UK’s rooflight industry, NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, plays a number of roles in support of its mission: to engender best practice in rooflighting across all sectors.
Much of the hard work carried out by NARM happens behind the scenes at the association’s quarterly general meetings and numerous committee meetings. In a typical year there are between ten and twenty NARM meetings, many focusing on specific issues like regulatory changes or technical specification and supporting documents.
A key function of the association is to support the needs of member companies. NARM provides a forum for members to be informed and contribute to regulatory changes and share information that improves industry best practice. As NARM is member of the NFRC, Eurolux, CPA & ACR, the collective voice is far reaching & stronger than any individual company.
However, a large proportion of NARM’s income from membership subscriptions is invested in external communications with specifiers, contractors and installers. This activity is of benefit to the whole construction industry and the wider public: by sharing valuable, objective information that raises building performance standards and improves safety for construction workers and building occupants.
The vast bank of knowledge on daylighting that has been researched, refined and developed by NARM, is available freely through the association’s comprehensive website. This currently draws more than 2,000 page views each month, with visitors accessing technical documents, case studies, a rooflight gallery and other relevant and up-to-date information.