Claire Lawson

Hi There! I'm Claire the Director of VersaTileConsultants Ltd.

I've been in the roof industry for 27 years, starting my life out on the tiles as an apprentice Slater & Tiler gaining my NVQ 1-3 and vital practical skills.  During my apprentice years I achieved Student of the Year, came 2nd at national Skillbuild and represented GB in Luxembourg  for the International Skillbuild coming 4th.

From site I went and joined the Training Centre Team for Redland Roof Tiles. This enabled me to write and present courses for both practical and conference room environments. This led me to understand the roofing sector market a lot more and support customers, architects, specifiers and Redland Staff. 

After 5 years with the training centre I moved over to the Technical Department for a further 6 years. This gave me the opportunity to see the other side of the business and what issues Redlands customers faced. We  produced specifications, wind uplift calculations, quantity estimates and on site support via site visits. I also had the brilliant opportunity to visit Redlands technical centre in Germany on several occasions to assist with product development.

I joined a small consultancy firm which I was a part of for 12 years,  which  gave me a new perspective as I was not just dealing with one manufacturer but all the products available from all manufacturers. The small team provided bespoke specification, design details, gutter calculations, carried out failure, condition and dilapidation reports and much more for both private and commercial sectors. Eventually the team dispersed to follow their own paths and that led me to set up Versatile Consultants Ltd to carry on these services.

I am a member of the Institute of Roofing (MIoR) and I am currently going through the application process of becoming Chartered.