The winners of the inaugural Pitched Roofing Awards, presented by RCI magazine, were announced at a ceremony hosted by comedian and actress Kerry Godliman at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on 30 November.
The Pitched Roofing Awards were created to highlight the successful partnerships between suppliers and contractors, and the commitment to quality, which is demonstrated by the delivery teams who carry out the work on the projects involved.
Thirteen champions were crowned at the ceremony, which was attended by more than 250 people. Winners were recognised for quality, professionalism and the finest workmanship, and were judged by a panel of independent industry experts, who had their work cut out when deciding which entries had that extra special something and was worthy of an award.
Commenting on the awards and its winners, Nichola Farrugia, editor of RCI, said: “The Pitched Roofing Awards has proved to be a great success, and stand as a reminder of the important contribution the roofing sector makes to the construction industry, through innovative products, design and workmanship.
“The winners reflect the growing strength, diversity and skills of the sector, so should be really proud of their success.
“We would like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting the event and congratulate all of those who made the final. The entries we received this year were of an exceptionally high standard, setting the bar even higher for next year.”
The winners of the Pitched Roofing Awards were:
- Best Flat to Pitch Roof System
Lytchet Way: Langley Structures Ltd, working with Art Contracts
- Best Application of a Lead Roof
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
- Best Application of Cedar Shingles
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre: Marley Eternit, working with Martin-Brooks (Roofing Specialists)
- Best Use of Hard Metals
Winner: The Garden House, London, KME, working with Roles Broderick Roofing
Highly Commended: Abbey Wood Station, London: VMZINC working with Roles Broderick Roofing
- Domestic Property Application Using Roof Tiles
Redroofs, Sprotbrough: BMI Redland, working with Martin-Brooks (Roofing Specialists)
- Commercial Property Application Using Roof Tiles
Music School at King’s College School, Wimbledon: Tudor Roof Tile Co., working with Avonside Roofing Group
- Domestic Property Application Using Slate
Underwood House: SIGA Slate, working with SIG Design & Technology and DM Roofing & Roughcasting
- Commercial Property Application Using Slate
Twenty Grosvenor Square: Welsh Slate, working with Richardson Roofing
- Best Application of Rooflights
Winner: Cheltenham kitchen renovation: Roof Maker, working with Intagood Construction
Highly Commended: Duxford Imperial War Museum: Coxdome, working with M & J Group
- Best Roof Tile Application for a Heritage Roof
St Mary’s Church, Bushbury: Dreadnought Tiles, working with Four Oaks
- Rising Star of the Year
Tom Thompson, slate and tiler, Roundway Roofing
- Outstanding Contribution of the Year
Chris Hopkins, divisional director, Ploughcroft.
Congratulations to all the deserving winners and, if you were unsuccessful at the 2018 awards, please don’t be deterred from entering our 2019 awards. If you believe that your project could stand proud alongside the Pitched Roofing Awards finalists and winners, put a note in your diary now to submit a nomination for next year’s awards!