The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) is the UK’s largest roofing association representing over 70% of the roofing industry by value.
An organisation of this scale requires a website that will demonstrate its commitment to providing its members with the latest industry news and events as well as allowing logged in members to submit reports and perform other trade functions.
Not only does the website need to allow trade members to interact and manage their profiles, end-users requiring roofing services need to be able to search for services, materials and contractors directly.
The main objective was to allow NFRC to be able to administrate the entire website and all its members from one location while providing a secure and stable system in which all the information will be stored. The website itself needs to be slick, well designed and user friendly with great emphasis on search functionality.
The delivered website, whilst providing all the functionality NFRC required, was also developed using a custom built CRM module within the Sitefinity 4.3 CMS. The main task was implementing the logic required to perform searches against a multitude of criteria and then to display the backend functionality in a way that is native to the default Sitefinity UI.
Additionally, Spinbox were also able to extend Sitefinity by creating a Custom Report Builder Module. This allows NFRC to create and run reports based on selected filters and values. If required, the report can then be exported to create a mailing list for use in the built in Email Campaign Module.