7 Useful Roofing Resources for Property Owners

When it comes to maintaining and protecting your home or property, the roof is a priority. It provides essential shelter for your home and guards the walls and foundations from weather damage. With that in mind, there’s a lot of information property owners need to know.

But we can’t expect everyone to become roofing experts overnight once they buy a property. Not to mention that you probably feel like you’ve got enough on your plate as a property owner. Fortunately, there are all kinds of useful roofing resources out there to offer a helping hand to landlords, homeowners, commercial property owners or housing association managers.

Read on to discover some of our favourite useful roofing resources to keep you in the know and explain everything you need to know about keeping your property safe and protected.

Planning Portal

If you’re thinking about making any alterations to your home or roof, the Planning Portal website offers great guidance and advice for those in the UK. The site will tell you if you need to apply for planning permission to make any changes to your roof. Generally, this is unlikely, but it’s always important to be sure when it comes to planning permission.

You can also find information about building regulations to ensure that your home is adhering to government regulations. Remember, any violations will probably result in your renovations being removed and you’ll be back to square one. This site is great for both roofing professionals and novice property owners.


While we don’t recommend attempting any roofing work on your own, it’s useful to be aware of any issues and how to solve them. Those without proper experience and knowledge should never attempt to repair or diagnose roofing issues. It’s always best to leave it to the professionals.

The Health and Safety Executive website is a great resource for property owners in the UK. The guides and articles on HSE’s website provides advice for property owners and is regularly updated with new health and safety legislation and common roofing issues for home owners to bear in mind.

Historic England

If you’re living in a heritage property or a conservation area, you might be restricted in terms of the changes you can make. That’s why it’s useful to check if your property is listed before making any changes.

Historic England provides a database containing each listed property in the UK, so you can search for your property to make sure you’re breaking any rules. If your home is listed, you will have to apply to alter your home in any way. Quite often permission is granted, as long as the changes are necessary and maintain the appearance and character of your home.

Confederation of Roofing Contractors

The Confederation of Roofing Contractors (CORC) is one of the most renowned roofing trade associations in the UK. Established in 1985, the group ensures all members are masters of their trade, with stringent entry requirements and continuous audits to check for technical competence and health and safety adherence.

As a result, the CORC is the ideal place to find a roofing contractor you can trust. Their ‘Find a Member’ tool allows you to search by location, for CORC-accredited roofing contractors near you.

DPR Roofing

With over 30 years’ experience in the roofing industry, DPR Roofing in Leeds is one of the leading roofing companies in the area. Our blog features a range of roofing articles, from how to reduce your energy bills with a new roof to gutter cleaning advice. Take a look at our our blog to learn more about all things roofing and gain a new insight into the industry. With topics covering both domestic and commercial roofing, all property owners can benefit from our expert advice.

Expert roofing services

While there are plenty of resources out there for regulations and roofing advice, there’s no resource that can match the experience and expertise of a professional roofing contractor. Whatever roofing problem you have encountered, DPR Roofing can identify the root cause and provide a long-lasting solution for your property.