Sika Sarnafil says it has had a fantastic year already in 2015, with numerous projects, contractors and architects using its roofing products winning awards right across the UK.
Most recently, the Joseph Black Building at the King’s Buildings Campus at the University of Edinburgh won the Single Ply Roofing category at the tenth National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Roofing Awards. Submitted by BriggsAmasco and project managed by Summers Inman, the refurbishment was recognised for its outstanding workmanship, as well as the aesthetic qualities of the roof.
Sarnafil Membrane S327-15EL in patina green was installed, as the planners stipulated that the product must be in keeping with the rest of the copper roofs on the listed building. Sika Sarnafil says the flawless application of the Sarnafil membrane across an area with complex detailing and upstands sealed the project’s victory.
Earlier in the year at the RIBA South East Regional Awards, the top honour – Building of the Year – went to Haworth Tompkins for its restoration of the Chichester Festival Theatre. Described by the judges as a “true master-class in how to restore an existing iconic building”, Sika Sarnafil was specified to meet the complex acoustic requirements on the main theatre roof.
The refurbishment also picked up the Sustainability Award, sponsored by Sika, and the Conservation Award. Its architect, Lucy Picardo of Haworth Tompkins, was awarded with the South’s Architect of the Year prize.
A further prize winning project – the œ31 million Redcar Leisure and Community Centre – won the Regeneration Award at the RICS North East Awards. Also shortlisted in the Design through Innovation category, the community centre was the first ever large-scale use of Sika Sarnafil’s new Self Adhered Membrane. Using a ballasted version of the product (Sarnafil G476-SA), contractor M and C Roofing stated how quickly and easily it went down over the 800m2 area. The fast and faultless installation highlighted the Self Adhered Membrane as an excellent choice for new build structures where timescales are tight.
Charles Pierce, national sales manager at Sika Sarnafil, said: “2015 has been a great year for us thus far, with our products showcased across some really exciting and innovative projects. We’re proud to develop and supply a range of roofing products that help the architect realise their vision and the contractor achieve a top quality installation for the client.”