THE SINGLE PLY SECTOR came together to explore the theme of risk at the Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) annual Conference and Awards on Thursday 13th June at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire.
The Conference featured several high-profile speakers, including David Smith, Economics Editor at the Sunday Times who discussed the economic landscape, likely near-term political developments and Brexit consequences. Suzannah Nichol, CEO of Build UK called for a simplification and clarity of construction standards, and the Get It Right initiative set up to work collaboratively towards zero defects in construction was discussed by John Taylor, MD of TR Control Solutions.
NFRC’s Richard Millar gave an update on the roofing accreditation scheme, RoofCert, and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association discussed progress in accurately representing construction products post-Hackitt and the role of LEXiCON in sharing product data consistently, while the BBA’s certification process was explained by Simon Wroe.
The talks were completed by Nigel Blacklock, SPRA Technical Chair and Technical Director of Bauder. Nigel explained how the imminent results of the Part B Building Regulation review will be critical to single ply and insulation manufacturers and installers.
Dr Ronan Brunton, SPRA Technical Manager rounded up the theme of the conference with a summary of the risks and opportunities facing the single ply sector.
The Conference was followed by the SPRA Awards 2019 which recognised outstanding workmanship in several categories as well as innovation and sustainability. The Awards were presented during a celebratory dinner, followed by entertainment and drinks.
The winners of the SPRA Awards 2019 are:
Highly commended- Sika-Trocal working with Ithaca Roofing Ltd – IPC Church
Winner– Protan UK working with NRA Roofing & Flooring – Chawley Park Care Home
Highly commended– Flex-R working with Permicoat Ltd – Leigh Spinners Mill
Winner– Renolit working with Advanced Roofing Services Ltd – Health Plus Pharmacy
Best new build
Highly commended– Sika-Trocal working with Volsen Ltd- Lagland Project
Winner– BMI Icopal working with MAC Roofing and Contracting Ltd – Menai Science Parc
Highly commended– Danosa working with EA Roofing Ltd – The Black Barn
Winner– Bauder UK working with Kovara Projects Ltd – Gloucester Bus Station
Best safe working
Winner– Sika Sarnafil working with Progressive Systems Ltd – The Dunes
Highly commended– Bauder UK working with Kovara Projects Ltd – Gloucester Bus Station
Winner– Sika Sarnafil working with Contour Roofing (Essex) Ltd – Temple Farm Development
Highly commended– Nigel Fields – SIG D&T
Winner– Simon Hancock – Protan
Most outstanding contribution to the single ply industry
Winner– Steve Cleminson – SIG D&T