Waterfront church’s Sika Sarnafil roof triumphs at 2019 Scottish awards

The awards, which recognise outstanding standards of workmanship and technical expertise in the roofing industry within Scotland, saw the refurbished roof of Clydebank’s striking, geometric Waterfront Parish Church come out on top in the Single Ply Roofing category.

The NFRC announced the winners at an awards luncheon presented by TV broadcaster Carol Smillie on Friday 15 November at The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Judged by an independent expert panel, Ashton’s impressive work on the building’s unique multifaceted roof – which having endured over 40 years of Glasgow’s inclement weather was starting to fail and allow continual water ingress – secured their place as one of 16 category winners.

Tasked with installing a new waterproofing system, as well as upgrading the thermal value of the roof and improving roof access for safe and easy future maintenance, Ashton opted for a mechanically fixed Sarnafil system. S327-15EL in lead grey was specified due to its ease and speed of installation and the fact that it was able to be fixed onto the existing roof decking.

Involving high levels of complexity and detailing, the system was installed beautifully across a total of 10 roof areas, resulting in a 15-year system guarantee and an added 5-year diminishing warranty by Sika Sarnafil.