Andy Rowlands of Rowlands Roofing has added yet another plaudit to his growing list, with the award of ‘Freedom of the City of London’ when he was made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers.
The ancient Livery Company of the City of London, which was originally established in 1568 to represent and regulate roof ‘tilers’ and bricklayers, now encourages excellence in roofing and has a membership (or livery) numbering 150.
The Company awarded Andy Rowlands the status of Master Craftsman in recognition of the quality of his craft in 2017 making him an inaugural ‘Craft Freeman’, then, at the end of last year, he was also awarded Freeman enabling him to receive the Freedom of the City of London and becoming a full member of the organisation – a ‘Livery man’.
Andy Rowlands had already received the Roof of the Year 2017 award for Rowlands Roofing’s installation of a clay roof on Quintain House in Gloucestershire from the UK Roofing Awards organised by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, as well as the International Pitched Roofing Award for the same project.
This year, Andy followed with more success at the UK Roofing Awards 2018, winning the Heritage Roofing award for his work on the Landmark Trust’s Grade I medieval hall house, Llwyn Celyn.
Andy said: “I am thrilled and honoured to receive such an award. Along with our UK and International roofing awards, it’s great to finally be recognised at a national level for our high level of skill and quality of finished work.”