Hundreds of professionals from across the roofing sector descended on the London Hilton Metropole on Friday May 15 to attend the 2015 UK Roofing Awards.
Hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), the annual awards are now in their tenth year and aim to reward both roofing companies and individuals in a number of different categories. Ray Horwood, chief executive of the NFRC, and BBC Breakfast presenter, Louise Minchin, hosted the 2015 event and gave out 12 project awards as well as number recognising specific individuals in the roofing sector.
The winning projects were:
? Double-lap Slating – Bolton Roofing Contractors for Eyre Crescent, Edinburgh
? Double-lap Tiling – Karl Terry Roofing Contractors for New Place, Banstead
? Single-lap Tiling and Slating – Marley Contract Services for Scotia Homes, Aberdeen
? Heritage Roofing – Jordan Heritage Roofing for Penmaen Cottage, Snowdonia National Park
? Fully Supported Metal Roofing – Norman & Underwood for the Northumberland Observatory, Cambridge
? Roof Sheeting – KGM Roofing for its work on the Babraham Campus, Cambridgeshire
? Vertical Cladding/ Rainscreen – Lakesmere for the National Graphene Institute, Manchester
? Reinforced Bitumen Membrane – M&J Group for the Neo-Natal Unit at Hammersmith Hospital
? Single Ply Roofing – BriggsAmasco for the Joseph Black Building at Kings Campus, Edinburgh
? Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing – Icopal (with Mitie Tiley Roofing) for Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3
? Sustainable Roofs (Shingles & Shakes) – Clarke Roofing Southern for the Wadhurst Church Spire, East Sussex
? Sustainable Roofs (Green, Vegetated Roofs) – Organic Roofs for the Boathouse project in Avon Tyrrell, Hampshire
As well as rewarding excellence across all roofing disciplines, the UK Roofing Awards also pay special recognition to individuals and organisations that go above and beyond the call of duty.
Among the 2015 winners was Pauline Davis of DVC Roofing and Building Limited in Tyne and Wear, who was named the NFRC Health and Safety Champion. Described by host Ray Horwood as “a dedicated and determined individual”, Ms. Davis was acknowledged for her work in transforming her company through “awareness and health and safety compliance”.
The companies that scored highest within their roofing discipline in the NFRC Safety in Roofing Awards for 2014 were, Survey & Construction for pitched roofing; Roof-Link Industrial & Commercial in flat rooding; BRC Industrial Roofing (Midlands) for industrial roofing and cladding.
The award for Exceptional Contribution to Training, which was awarded in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), went to Carol Atherton of Avonside Roofing. According the Mr. Horwood, Ms. Atherton has gone well beyond her remit to “inject urgency” to the skills programme of Avonside Roofing.
A special mention was also made in this category to the Women in Roofing Management (WiRM) programme, which was launched in Spetmeber 2014 and aims to help women in management and administrative posts within companies achieve their potential with regard to their roles.
The Lead Sheet Association’s (LSA) Young Lead Worker of the Year award went to Ryan Fisher÷ a self-employed leadworker f