|Forrester Roofing is a well established and highly respected roofing contractor and merchant. Operating from branches in St. Austell and Penzance, the company covers the whole of Cornwall, from Land’s End to Saltash and Bude, and beyond the River Tamar into Plymouth and West Devon.
With an excellent reputation and a strong brand name across the South West region, Forrester Roofing specialises in traditional roofing slate and tiles, as well as timber cladding, single ply roofing and the supply of Stonepanel natural stone products. The company supplies to a wide variety of market sectors, including domestic, Private Finance Initiative (PFI), construction, housing and hospitals. It is involved in projects of all sizes, ranging from the complete housing market to a simple slipped slate. In addition to maintaining a vast and varied stock range, the company is able to source all types of roofing materials, quickly, through a high quality supply base built up over many years. The company’s ability to deliver, where competitors cannot, combined with a great deal of knowledge built up over many years in the industry, results in regular opportunities for the company to win business.
Forrester Roofing’s continued success can be attributed to a number of important competitive advantages. Operating since 1980, Forrester Roofing is an established company that has earned the trust and respect of its customers. It has an excellent reputation and the ‘Forrester’ name is synonymous with quality and reliability. The company offers both contracting and supply only (merchanting), which is unusual in the business. With considerable knowledge, expertise and experience in the industry, the company is able to offer reliable specialist advice and provide a thoroughly professional service. The company’s proven, accurate and efficient estimating systems, based on technical knowledge and years of experience, assist customers with accurate budgeting, are cost effective and help avoid wastage.
Forrester Roofing has established strong working relationships across the board, particularly with builders, architects and chartered surveyors. As a result, the company receives independent endorsement from existing and potential new customers, thereby adding to its credibility. High stock levels and excellent supplier relationships means that Forrester can meet delivery timescales considerably quicker than the industry standard. The company uses only the best products, which includes the famous Cupa Natural Slate brand, plus many more, including Cornish slate products. The company holds around £½ million of stock at its two stores at St Austell and Penzance, which helps Forrester to deliver where its competitors cannot. Many suppliers use Forrester Roofing as their ‘mouthpiece’, thereby demonstrating the high regard in which the company is held. This reinforces the company’s reputation as a major player in the industry and helps to build confidence.
An efficient and effective business model helps Forrester Roofing to remain consistently professional and to deliver quality services to its customers. It has its own dedicated sales force, which enables the company to build and maintain ongoing relationships with its customers, which in turn contributes to the accumulation of ‘information’ within the business and helps ensure that Forrester remains at the forefront of customers’ consciousness when they have a requirement for the croofing products or services. Forrester Roofing adheres strictly to the codes of practice associated with the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC). It is registered with Trust Mark and enforces its own high quality standards at all times. It is also registered for Heritage Roofing with the NFRC.
Forrester Roofing enjoys repeat business in the region of 50 – 80% and its clients become ambassadors, based on their own positive experiences. Projects completed over the past years include; Newyln Art Gallery, Tate Gallery St Ives, Truro Crown Court, Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, Liskeard Hospital, 31 PFI schools throughout the county, University Campus Tremough Falmouth, HMS Drake Gymnasium, Land’s End Centre, North Atlantic Cable Station Sennen, St Julia’s Hospice Hayle, plus numerous listed building re-roofs in both dry and wet laid specifications.