Finalists announced for Pitched Roofing Awards

The finalists for the first ever 2018 Pitched Roofing Awards have been announced. The inaugural Awards, which will be taking place on 30 November, 2018, at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, will not only help raise the profile of pitched roofing, but will celebrate the outstanding workmanship and technical excellence of contractors, manufacturers and suppliers who are part of the roofing industry.

Attracting a bumper amount of entries for the 13 categories, the panel of independent judges, were thrilled at the standard of the nominations this year, which highlighted project complexity, standard of workmanship and aesthetics.

Nichola Farrugia, editor at Roofing, Cladding & Insulation and chair of the Pitched Roofing Awards judging panel, said: “We were overwhelmed by the number of entries and the quality of entries we received in our first year of launching the awards. Every shortlisted entry was scrutinised and assessed in great detail by our panel of judges, and it was fantastic to see such a diverse range of projects submitted, which showcase the versatility of the installations, and the skills of roofing contractors across the UK.

“All the finalists have the right to be very proud of their achievements so far and we wish them all the best of luck. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, as well as to the judges and sponsors for their invaluable support.”

The finalists in each category for the Pitched Roofing Awards are:

Best flat to pitch roofing system:

  • Lytchet Way: Langley Structures working with Art Contracts
  • Brownlee Centre: Kingspan working with Farrell & Clark LLP
  • Sunningdale Court and Midhurst Court: Langley Structures working with Opus Waterproofing Solutions

Best use of a lead roof application:

  • Drama Studio at Sheffield University: Calder Lead working with M & J Group
  • Lawrence Sherrif School: BLM working with NRA Roofing
  • Three Minsters House: Associated Lead Mills working with Richardson Roofing
  • German Embassy: Associated Lead Mills working with Top to Bottom Roofing

Best use of a rainwater system:

  • Self-build at End Rigg, Angus: Marley Alutec working with George Martin Builders
  • 1600’s cottage renovation in Surrey: Rainclear Systems, using the Infinity Copper Rainwater System
  • Oundle House: Alumasc Rainwater working with Outside Inspiration

Best use of a cedar shingles application:

  • Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre: Marley Eternit working with Martin-Brooks (Roofing Specialists)
  • Hadlow Castle House: Marley Eternit working with W H Colt & Sons (Colt Houses)
  • Kingsley Green: Richardson Roofing
  • Steep Pitch House: Marley Eternit working with W H Colt & Sons (Colt Houses)

Best use of hard metals:

  • The Garden House: KME working with Roles Broderick Roofing
  • Abbey Wood Station: VMZINC working with Roles Broderick Roofing
  • Kimberhead Farm: Aurubis / Associated Lead Mills working with Eco Roofing
  • Carn Eithen: VMZINC working with Architectonicus and JTC Roofing
  • Which? headquarters: VMZINC working with Kingsley Specialist Roofing
  • Lambeth Palace Garden Museum working with Richardson Roofing

Domestic property applications using roof tiles:

  • Goldsmith Street, Norwich: Crest Building Products working with R.G. Carter
  • Cuckfield property: Sahtas UK working with JRH Roofing
  • Redroofs, Sprotbrough: BMI Redland working with Martin-Brooks (Roofing Specialists)
  • Co-Brook Road in Loughton, Essex: Sandtoft working with Epping Roofing Company
  • Newbuild in Hayling Island: Sahtas UK working with Storm Roofing

Commercial property application using roof tiles

  • Music School at King’s College School, Wimbledon: Tudor Roof Tile Co working with Avonside Roofing Group
  • Leigham Primary School: BMI Redland working with Stormforce Roofing
  • The Church of St Mary, Bushbury, Wolverhampton: Dreadnought Tiles working with Four Oaks

Domestic property application using slate:

  • The Boathouse: Trevillet Slate working with Stormforce Roofing
  • Underwood House: SIGA Slate working with SIG Design & Technology and DM Roofing & Roughcasting
  • 10 Stanwell Road, Penarth: SSQ working with M.Camilleri and Sons Roofing
  • Bloor Homes, Towcester: SIGA Slate working with Morris Roofing & Leadwork
  • Woodfield House in Chorleywood, Herfordshire: Iconic Slate TA Galex working with Nantucket Homes (Sax Roofing)

Commercial property application using slate:

  • Urmston Grammar Schoolworking with Allied Roofing & Construction
  • St Marks Church: Welsh Slate, working with Allard Construction
  • Ibstock Community College, Leicestershire: SSQ, working with NRA Roofing
  • Battersea Arts Centre: Welsh Slate, working with Richardson Roofing
  • Twenty Grosvenor Square: Welsh Slate, working with Richardson Roofing

Domestic and commercial buildings applications using rooflights:

  • Duxford Imperial War Museum: Coxdome, working with M & J Group
  • Cheltenham kitchen renovation: Roof Maker, working with Intagood Construction
  • The Old Royal Station in Ballater, Aberdeenshire: Velux working with Morgan Sindall
  • Duns, Hoardweel: Fakro, working with Grattan & Hynds Group

Roof tile application for a heritage roof:

  • St Mary’s Church, Bushbury: Dreadnought working with Four Oaks
  • Welbeck Abbey Estate: Wienerberger working with NRA Roofing
  • The General, Bristol: SSQ, working with M. Camilleri & Sons Roofing
  • University of Manchester Coupland Building: Marley Eternit, working with Crescent Roofing
  • Drama Studio at Sheffield University working with M & J Group
  • Ashwell Primary School: BMI Redland, working with M & J Group

Rising star of the year:

  • Beth Garner: Northern Slate
  • Tom Thompson: Roundway Roofing
  • Joe Burgess: Wavenery District Council
  • Chijioke Vincent Okogbue: Group Tegula

Outstanding contribution of the year:

  • Jerry Sullivan: Allard Construction
  • Theresa Russell: Roofing Gear, Yeovil
  • Jamie Govier: Easy-Trim
  • Chris Hopkins: Ploughcroft

Tickets for this year’s Pitched Roofing Awards are still available, however, they are selling fast. Book your place at: