THE WINNERS of the UK Roofing Awards 2019, hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), were announced this afternoon (10 May 2019) during a ceremony hosted by TV host Sarah Beeny at the InterContinental London-The O2.
The awards celebrate the very best in the industry in all the roofing disciplines, recognising outstanding workmanship, problem solving, environmental qualities and contribution to the built environment.
The event, which is a key fixture in the industry’s calendar, continued to receive fantastic support from all its industry sponsors, including BMI and Radmat Building Products. Once again, SIG Roofing was Headline Sponsor, demonstrating its commitment to showcasing excellence in roofing and recognising the achievements of roofing operatives.
Liquid Applied Waterproofing & Hot-Melt
Makers Construction Ltd – The Water Gardens
Sussex Asphalte Ltd – North Courtyard, St Paul’s Cathedral
W Hughes & Son Ltd – The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre
Small Scale Project (Under £25k)
Emerton Roofing (Western) Ltd – Octagonal Tower
Roof of the Year – sponsored by SIG Roofing
Richardson Roofing Co Ltd – Ludgate House
The judges felt that the team delivered the architect’s vision with great skill, installing this barrelled zinc roof on site and demonstrating highly precise detailing for all the roof’s elements so that it blended beautifully with the building’s timber and stone cladding.
Industry Choice – sponsored by
– Unit 800 Aztec West
Local Hero Award – Sponsored by
Ben Large, BPL Roofing Ltd
Ben and his team of six came to the Malik family’s
rescue after spotting a Facebook post describing how a cowboy builder had disappeared with £38,000, leaving them with a dangerously incomplete extension for the severely disabled brother.
Building Control found that the roof was resting on a single wall and could have potentially collapsed at any moment.
After reinforcing it, B.P.L Roofing completed the roofing works within two days, free of charge.
NFRC Health & Safety Champion 2018
Peter Baker, Avonside Group Services for his commitment to health & safety at all levels.
Young Roofer of the Year Award – sponsored by BMI UK & Ireland
Blake Edgell, J Randall Roofing Contractors Limited for his exceptional hard work to complete his NVQ course ahead of schedule, while showing willingness to take on technical jobs for his employer.
LSTA Lead Worker of the Year 2019
Shane White of SW Leadworks has been crowned Leadworker of the Year 2019.
Shane was chosen by a judging panel after a two-day skills test at the Lead Sheet Training Academy’s Training Centre in East Peckham, Kent.
Shane’s excellent work stood out, with the judges praising his attention to detail and the craftsmanship evident in his work.
Shane, 30, is based in Somerset. With his grandfather being a blacksmith and his uncle having worked with lead, metalwork is something that he feels “almost runs in my blood”.
As well as gaining industry recognition, Shane will be awarded a number of career-boosting prizes, including a free week of training at the LSTA, a new set of tools and a copy of the Rolled Lead Sheet Manual.
The competition, now in its eighth year, is sponsored by the Lead Sheet Training Academy and was open to both self-employed leadworkers and those working for contractors.