On Friday 17th May, the eighth annual Roofing Awards took place at the Hilton Metropole in central London.
The event brought together over 600 guests from across the roofing industry to congratulate this year’s winners, the ceremony was hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid.
Winners of the 2013 Roofing Awards were:
Roof Slating – Marley Contract Services, Rainbow House, Glasgow
Roof Tiling – AST Roofing (Bournemouth) Ltd, Toorak, Westbourne
Heritage Roofing – Jordan Heritage Roofing Ltd, Shippon and Calf Shed, Caernarfon
Single Ply – Sika-Sarnafil working with Midland (Single Ply) Roofing Ltd, URS Building, University of Reading
Reinforced Bituminous Membrane (RBM) – Briggs Amasco Ltd, St Andrews House, Glasgow
Liquid Applied Roofing – Polyroof Products Ltd working with Barclay Roofing Ltd, Durham University, Gateway Project
Metal Roofing & Cladding
Roof Sheeting – Everlast Group, London Victoria Station
Vertical Cladding – Ash & Lacy Building Systems, Thomas Ferens Academy, Kingston upon Hull
Fully Supported Metal Roofing – Clarke Roofing Southern Ltd, Maderia Lift, Brighton
Green Roofs – Sky-Garden Ltd, Kanes Food, Evesham
Solar – Prater Ltd, The Crystal, Siemens Offices, London
Shingles & Shakes – John Brash & Co working with Attleys Roofing, Sophie’s House, Martha Trust, Hereford
The Roofing Awards also look to put the spotlight on those individuals and organisations that go above and beyond the call of duty. This year the NFRC Health & Safety Champion 2012 went to Stephen Huitson. He graduated from the tools and made the important transformation to become contracts supervisor for Wensley Roofing in County Durham.
Exceptional Contribution to Training, in partnership with CITB, went to Longworth Building Envelope Solutions. Longworth doesn’t just keep training to its own staff, they open their doors to others so that they might benefit also. Longworth has shown by its commitment to training that this can reflect in being a successful business.
Also presented with an accolade was the best of the best from the NFRC Safety in Roofing Awards – those who scored highest within their roofing discipline – Dougall Roofing & Waterproofing Solutions Ltd for slating and tiling; Single Ply Services Limited for flat roofing; and Chris Petre Ltd for industrial roofing and cladding. A high number of gold, silver and bronze awards were presented to members at the regional annual general meetings earlier this year.
The Lead Contractors Association presented the Murdoch Award and Murdoch Sponsor’s Award for the best leadwork. This year the Murdoch Award was won by Northwest Lead for their refurbishment work on the dome of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The sponsor’s award was won by Vince McKee for the lead roofed garden room and extended canopy to a Victorian ragstone house in Kent.
Special congratulations went to Mike Long who was presented with Honorary Life Membership of NFRC, by NFRC President Graeme Millar. The honour was given to Mike for his prolific work within the industry and his on-going commitment. He continues to be involved in the most recent NFRC initiatives including solar, management and green roofing.
The Awards of course could not have happened without increasing and continued support from all the partners, hosts and sponsors; in particular to SIG Roofing and Roofline who are fundamental to the existence and development of the awards.
This year, along with NFRC, the awards hosts were CompetentRoofer, the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), the Roofing Tile Alliance (RTA), the Lead Contractors Association (LCA), the Lead Sheet Association (LSA), the Green Roof Centre, and the Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA), the Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors (FTMRC) and the Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA).
Key partners this year were B&CE Benefit Schemes (The People’s Pension), British Land, CITB, Electrical Contractors Insurance Company (ECIC) and Quality Assured National Warranties (QANW).
Sponsors, included, Associated Lead Mills, Avonside Group Services, EJOT, ICB, Icopal, IKO plc, John Brash & Co, Marley Eternit, Redland, Renolit Cramlington, Rockwool, SFS intec, Sika Liquid Plastics, Sika Sarnafil, Sika-Trocal and Xtratherm.