Bracknell Roofing has completed a sustainable roof installation at Center Parcs’ new £250m Holiday Village in Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire.
The national roofing contractor says it was commissioned to carry out the roof works due to its expertise in sustainable roofing solutions. The recently completed project, which was shortlisted in the Roofing Awards 2015, saw the Bracknell team install Western Red Cedar Shingles as an alternative to traditional roof tiles to the site’s main centre building.
Housing a number of restaurants, the structure sits at the heart of the site’s ‘Village Square’ and the new roof has been installed to deliver optimum aesthetic appeal, as well as boost the building’s sustainability credentials. The timber shingles supplied by John Brash were chosen for this reason, as they offered a low carbon material that met the project’s demanding sustainability requirements. The material also suited the site’s location in Woburn Forest.
Steve Marsh, contracts manager for Bowmer & Kirkland which appointed the specialist Bracknell Roofing team, said: “On a high profile project such as this we needed a roofing expert we could rely on completely. We have worked with Bracknell Roofing before so knew it had the in-house skills to tackle a high profile project of this scale.”
He added: “Shingles are often a complex roofing material to work with, due to the natural variation in colour and grain, which is another reason we appointed Bracknell as a specialist partner.”
Dave Cook, regional contracts director at Bracknell Roofing, said: “At Bracknell Roofing, we’re committed to delivering bespoke services and solutions to meet our customers’ individual needs. For this project, due to wooded surroundings at the site, it was important that we created a roof space to complement the natural vernacular, as well as deliver sustainable results. We were delighted to work alongside Bowmer & Kirkland to achieve just that.”
Bracknell Roofing is part of European construction company the Etex Group and says it is committed to the ongoing investment of skills and development across its national network of branches. The company works as both a principal contractor and sub-contractor, depending on customer needs.