Sika Sarafil, working with Malone Roofing has taken home the Best New Build award at this year’s Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) Awards, for its contribution to St George’s College’s new sports facility and its bespoke freeform glulam roof.
The lightweight system was ideal for the complex curved roof and the addition of Sika décor profiles meant that rainfall could be interrupted and guided across the roof area. This ensured high pitched areas could provide more slip resistance, offering substantial health and safety benefits.
Sika, working with Perth-based AIM Developments, also came out top in the Best Safe Working category for its work on the iconic dome shaped Bell’s Sports Centre roof in Scotland.
Meanwhile, the Best Refurbishment category was won with Oxfordshire’s Owlsworth Roofing, for its work on the University of Reading’s library overhaul. Thirteen different roof areas on eight separate levels didn’t faze the Sika contractors, with technical guidance and support in creating bespoke specifications for each roof area. Throughout the full roof refurbishment, the library was still safely accessible to students.
A further two Sarnafil projects were highly commended: one for Refurbishment Work on historic treasure the Royal Gunpowder Mills with Essex-based Contour Roofing, and one for Best Safe working on the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury with Bedford’s Delomac.
Tim Halls, national sales manager for roofing new build in England and Wales at Sika, said: “Despite not being able to attend this year’s SPRA Awards in person, it was great to join virtually and saw us overjoyed to see so many of our Sika Sarnafil projects shine.
“From roofs that curved in multiple directions and domed roofs that were difficult to manoeuvre around, to roofs with multiple areas and levels, we saw a real diverse selection of projects succeed this year. They all endured challenges, but thanks to a combination of Sika’s technical expertise and the hard work provided by some fantastically skilled certified contractors, each one was a testament not only to Sika Sarnafil Single Ply’s flexibility and robustness, but to the brilliant working relationships we share with our trusted contractors.”