Master Roofers UK are proud to present UK Roof Craft 2022.
UK Roof Craft is a national roofing competition devoted to showcasing the skills and ability of roofers in the UK in 4 category areas.
The competition open to anyone is the UK and to all ages above 18 years, and divided into two age groups or classes.
18 to 25 years: The Open Class
26 years upwards: The Masters Class.

UK Roof Craft is supported by passionate industry sponsors who help to fund the competition which enables us to organise the event and all the logistics involved.

The 4 competition categories are:


Competitors are tasked with displaying skills and ability using natural slate to complete roof rigs. Cut and dressed slate details will be included in the competition, with a combination of tasks to showcase talent.


Competitors will use tiles to complete roof rigs, combining accuracy, attention to detail and presentation to display ability in roof tiling. Some mortar work will also be included in the setup.


Competitors should expect to demonstrate understanding and knowledge in the Leadwork discipline, with combinations of bossing and welding techniques, working towards completing a small roof rig with various elements


Competitors will be given various tasks to complete using Zinc, Copper and other metals on a roofing rig with a variety of details and technical applications.

What to expect at the heat rounds

During the 2 day heat round,
you will have your own roof rig.
This will be a small but detailed roofing rig
with several technical features.
You will be given a list of materials, and all the tools you will need to complete the tasks.
You are welcome to bring your own tools too. You will then be given 8 hours on day one and 8 hours on day two to complete the work.
A competition examiner will be present but will leave you to complete each stage of the work, before examining and marking that stage.
you will then be able to continue with the next stage.

What to expect at the finals

At the finals, you will be given 16 hours to complete your roof rig.
The rig will differ from the heat round setup and tasks and features will be unique from the heat round you completed.
Once again, you will be given a list of materials on the day and a task sheet, featuring the details and features which need to be completed in the allotted time.
However this time, there will be no stage marking from our Judges, who will instead take notes and mark work during the whole 16 hours.
Once again, tools will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own personal tools also.

The competiton starts with 2 day heat rounds. These will take place at Greater Manchester and Hertfordshire over 2 consecutive days and totalling 16 hours of assessment time. You will be able to book a heat round place through our website.

The heat round:

Registration will be open from 3rd January 2022 Until 3rd May 2022 The heat rounds will begin in March 8th 2022 and run until 8th July 2022

Once you register, you will be sent a UK Roof Craft competition pack, including lots of useful information about the competition, including hints and tips from the judges on what they will expect to see, a list of areas which will be included on the competition roof rig and advice on how to use your time correctly to complete the tasks in good time.

The heat round will be a 2 day assessment at the NCTS/Master roofers training academies. Participants will book a 2 day slot at one of the centres and you will be allocated a date to attend the heat round.

Competitors may have to arrange accommodation as the heat round will take place on 2 consecutive days. local accommodation options and travel information will all be included in your competition pack. A competition examiner will take notes throughout your heat stage and tally up scores for you based on factors like neatness, attention to detail, accuracy with measuring etc. At the end of the heat rounds in July, all of the Completion examiners score sheets will be looked at and the 4 highest scoring competitors from each category will be invited to attend the final of UK Roof Craft 2022.

The UK Roof Craft finals will be held in Hoddesdon Hertfordshire sometime in October 2022 (dates to be confirmed)

This will be a 5 day event with trade stalls, visitors from the industry and also schools and colleges.

There will also be roofing related seminars and demonstrations for people to get involved in.
Architects, specifiers and industry professionals are welcome to attend the event which will include free admission.
Visitors will need to pre register for the event here (insert hyperlink)

Finalists from all categories and classes will meet at this finals event, with 8 separate competition wins up for grabs.

The finals will run as listed.

  • Slate roof finals: Open Class. Masters Class.
  • Tiled roof finals: Open Class. Masters Class.
  • Leadwork finals: Open Class. Masters Class.
  • Hard Metals finals: Open Class. Masters Class.

Finalists will compete alongside each other on 4 roofing rigs over 16 hours. These competition hours will run on consecutive days typically comprising 2 days at 8 hours per day.
As a finalist, your accommodation will be taken care of and you will also be provided with and refreshments during your time at the finals. Finalists will be announced at the end of the week with a prize giving ceremony to follow at the Master Roofers Awards in 2023.

Entrants must be 18 years of age or above with a minimum of 2 years experience for under 25s and a minimum of 3 years experience for over 25s.

Entrants must have a good understanding of roofing techniques. Areas which are essential are..


Setting out and measuring batten gauges.
Correct marking and cutting slates with slate knife, break iron and other hand tools.
​Marking valley, Verge and Hip details.
Physically healthy and able to lift up to 25kg
Minimum 2 years experience with natural slate. Open Class
Minimum 3 years experience with natural slate. Masters Class


Setting out and measuring batten gauges.
Correct marking and cutting tiles with nibblers, hand tools and electric tools.
Marking Valley, Verge and Hip details.
Ability to work with mortars and trowel.
physically healthy and able to lift up to 25kg
Minimum 2 years experience with tiles: Open Class.
Minimum 3 years experience with tiles: Masters Class.


Setting out and measuring with a good knowledge of regulations.
The ability to weld lead neatly and without defects.
The ability to boss lead, for instance roll ends.
Physically healthy and able to lift up to 25kg
Minimum 2 years experience with lead welding, and bossing: Open Class.
Minimum 3 years experience with lead welding and bossing: Masters Class.


Setting out and measuring materials and details. A good knowledge of hard metal details like seams, joints and roof details. The ability to solder Zinc and Copper neatly and without defects.
Minimum 2 years experience with hard metals: Open Class.
Minimum 3 years experience with hard metals: Masters Class.

Register to enter