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Feedback: Body helps maintain strict standards

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It is important when you are having work done to ensure materials being used are compatible with local conditions.

I have been elected back onto the committee of the Waterproofing & Roofing Association Cape (Warac). This body assists in maintaining standards in the waterproofing and roofing industry.

It is only open to fully registered and compliant contractors and handles complaints against members and offers technical advice. Sean O’Riley, who has just been re-elected as chairman, had the following to say at the annual general meeting: “Another reason for the continuation of the association is the maintaining of standards. As has happened in the past, some products and systems have been introduced by non-members that are unsuitable for the local industry.

“Warac needs to distance themselves from such products or systems. The use of these products has led to failure, due to complicated application methods or the non-suitability for the environment or climate, as well as limited specialist back-up from the suppliers or agents. We need to support Warac member suppliers. These members have been in the local industry for a long time.”

It is important when you are having work done to ensure materials being used are compatible with local conditions. Please visit the association’s website at warac.co.za.

*Handy Mac, aka Don MacAlister, is our expert on household DIY issues. If you have a question for him, please send it to don@macalister.co.za or SMS only to 082 446 3859. Find Don on FB: facebook.com/thehandymac

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